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THESIS 2018

CASE STUDY CHECKLIST


SITE

Site Location:

 Where is it located
 Advantages and disadvantages of the location Altitude:
 Preconstruction information of the site – what have they retained in the site
 Amenities and location of site services- site and around, municipality or constituency, management.

Site orientation:

Climatic data:

 Max. temperature:
 Min. temperature:
 Annual rainfall:
 Predominant wind direction:

Site topography:

Site features like vegetation, rock outcrop, water body, etc.:

Soil condition:

Accessibility to site:

 Road width
 If its highway, its access to the site
 Traffic analysis
 Amenities on site w.r.t the traffic (auditoriums, theatres, etc have their own peak times )

Overall shape of site

Site zoning

Infrastructure facilities in the site

Visual interests/ Vistas in the site and from the site

On-site parking facility

Site security and safety features

Site entry and exit

Surrounding land use


Immediate surrounding of the site

Off-site infrastructure facilities

Off-street parking

Traffic conditions

Noise level

Surrounding environmental conditions (Air, water and soil)

Landmark, vista, focal point, temples, etc.

Public amenities (Transportation, market, hospital, bank, post office, etc.)

CIRCULATION

1. User
2. Vehicular
3. Pedestrian
4. Building

User

Address the question whom and analyse everyone

1.User Circulation

Primary user

2. Supporting User

Secondary User directly benefitting the user

3. Admin and Staff

4. workers and Maintenance

5. Visitors or newcomers

Vehicular Circulation

1. Cars

Parking

Circulation

Drop off

2. Two-wheeler

Analyse the given Space and how it is actually used

3. Bus Services

Whether it is available

If, yes:

Parking
Access to the site and outside

Drop off and Pickup Zones

4. Service Vehicles

Goods

Kitchen connectivity

Store Connectivity

Maintenance accessibility

5. Emergency

Fire Truck

Ambulance

Building

1. Vertical

2. Horizontal

1. Vertical

Locate and analyse:

Lifts and lift lobbies

Ramps

Staircases

Distance and Proximity

Lift core Analysis

Sizes of Lift Lobbies

Service Lifts

Emergency Lifts

2. Horizontal

Corridors:

Width

Layout

Ventilation

Informal and Formal Linkages

Covered or Uncovered Spaces

Block Connectivity and linkages

Dealing with levels, if any


Building Study:

Building orientation

Building set-backs (Front, rear and sides)

Plot coverage/ FSI or FAR/ Built-up area

Building height and mass/ Volume

Building typology

Building material and finishes

Building entry and exit

Built up VS open space study

Zoning at building level

Activity pattern and circulation

Building services-Location of staircase, lifts, escalator, HVAC, rest room, EB and generator room, etc.:

Building safety and security (Including fire safety)

Building façade

Structural system

Spatial study:

Organisation of space

Functional space

Area under circulation

Interaction spaces

Form of space

Fenestration design

Volume of space

Lighting conditions (Natural and artificial)

Ventilation system (Natural and artificial)

Comfort condition

Finishes and furnishes in space

Colour and textures

Ambiance/aesthetic features of the space

Behavioural pattern of users

User response to the space

Sense of orientation and sense of space


Sense of privacy

SERVICES

1. Accessible

2. Electrical

3. Plumbing

4. Air-conditioning

ACCESS

Is the entry and exit separate?

If yes, analyse

If no, how is it integrated?

Timing and Loading and Unloading Pattern

Road width Access for the loading and unloading

ELECTRICAL

Transformer Location

Electrical Supply Location and information

EB Rooms

Distribution

PLUMBING

Sump, Overhead Tank, Treatment Plant, Bore Well, etc….

Location

Capacity

Type of System

Need of Plumbing Lines

Water Outlet types

How is grey Water Treated?

HVAC OR AIRCONDITIONING

Ac and Non Ac provisions and Need

HVAC Plant: Location and Capacity

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upgraded based on your Thesis topic.