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ERIC Number: ED117511
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Innovative Planning Techniques for Vocational-Technical Facilities.
Midjaas, Carl L.
A suggested approach, termed value analysis, to studying the cost effectiveness of alternative plans for vocational-technical facilities presents a series of cost diagrams and decision matrices, with explication. The diagrammed steps are: (1) Value-Analysis Cost Schedule, representing a hypothetical facility being planned and showing estimated costs for the desired accommodation; (2) Cost/Achievement Relationship of Various Alternatives, presenting a method of ranking cost data for facility and program operation costs and relating reliable job placements to costs of various alternative programs; (3) Decision Matrix for Three Alternatives, illustrating decision making between several options within a program area; (4) Established Relationship Between Cost and Appraisal Score (Normalization Procedure), converting costs into normalized appraisal scores to determine relative values of the various options; (5) Decision Matrix for Four Vocational/Technical Programs Competing for Space in New Construction, illustrating the use of the decision-matrix approach for making decisions between program areas; and (6) High to Low Relative Value Options with Costs, identifying where deletions must be made. It is suggested that value analysis planning techniques are tools for better decision making. In particular value analysis provides documentation to substantiate major planning decisions. (LH)
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