Glossary of Terms


Plan Facility: (Source: Integrated Building Process Model, 1990)
All functions required to define the owners needs and methods to achieve these. These activities translate the facility idea into a program for design, a project execution plan, and a site for the facility.

Design Facility: (Source: Integrated Building Process Model, 1990)
All functions required to define and communicate these needs to the builder. These activities translate the program and execution plan into bid and construction documents and operations and maintenance documents that allow the facility to meet the owner's needs.

Construct Facility: (Source: Integrated Building Process Model, 1990)
All functions required to assemble a facility so that it can be operated. These activities translate the design into a completed facility along with appropriate facility operations and maintenance documents.

Operate facility: (Source: Integrated Building Process Model, 1990)
All function which, when combined with the facility, are required to provide the user with an operational facility.