A rapidly changing world creates complex and evolving challenges for government facility and infrastructure assets that only forward-thinking and creative Master Planning can adequately solve. Answering the question, “What does the future look like?” is only possible through clear analysis of emerging trends and the development of adaptive, resilient, and implementable plans that will guide near-term and long-term decision making. Our team listens to our clients to understand the mission-critical challenges, opportunities, and factors affecting their organization. Using logical and holistic decision-making processes, we facilitate tailored client-focused solutions. Utilizing a multi-disciplinary planning approach, we help our clients look beyond short-term fixes to provide a well-defined path forward.
Our plans are developed jointly with (not “for”) our clients and stakeholders.
We leverage state of the art, data driven technologies and processes to “re-imagine the future” and plan for multiple scenarios.
We produce award-winning plans and real-world solutions that are both highly innovative and achievable.
Federal Master Planning Services
Our multi-disciplinary teams are led and staffed by experienced AICP-Certified Master Planners selected to match your specific project needs. We supplement our teams with Black & Veatch expertise across all of the varied disciplines that comprise a typical organization’s physical and operational world: engineering, energy, architecture, urban design, asset management, utilities, transportation and environmental sectors. Whether planning and programming for a specific mission-critical facility, developing a long-range installation Master Plan, or creating a resilient “Smart Base” vision, we can ensure collaborative client-focused planning solutions that are implementable, technically sound, and within your budget.
We collaborate with clients to enable better navigation of fast-changing mission requirements, regardless of scale or geographic location. Our planning products are developed jointly with you and your team to ensure that all stakeholders are included in the planning process and that the plans we produce will serve as your roadmap to guide future growth and investment at your installation. Our experience covers the full spectrum of planning needs – from visioning, charrette facilitation and concept studies thru technical design, operations and funding strategies.
Installation Master Planning
Our team uses a systems-based approach that analyzes and integrates complex, natural and man-made elements to create optimal and well-balanced plans that achieve resilience, sustainability and economic goals. Our plans create a long-range vision, to guide infrastructure, facilities, transportation, environmental, and other development activities over time and support mission-critical and capital investment decisions.
We are well versed in developing planning products as defined within the DoD’s UFC. We pride ourselves on planning with the unique cultural and physical needs of a site and we create place-based solutions that work.
Facility Planning & Programming
Programming is a process to define a client, organization or facility’s needs and identification of requirements and costs to develop a solution. For large-scale capital projects, this can often involve collection and analysis of large amounts of data. Studies may include preparation of Requirements Analysis (RA) and DD1391s; Feasibility Studies; Planning & Design charrettes, Adaptive Reuse studies, RFP development, and similar pre-design efforts to help organize a client’s specific needs.
Our team analyzes space supply/demand requirements with a focus on developing alternatives and multiple courses of action (COAs) to assist our clients in their strategic decision-making. We are experienced in leading hands-on, collaborative workshops to develop your planning and programming solutions.
Facility/asset management is a disciplined approach to operating and maintaining real property and real estate to maximize functionality over time and minimize risk to personnel, missions, and budgets. While capital investments are significant, construction is only a small portion of the total cost of an asset over its lifetime.
Our team is experienced in helping organizations identify their facility inventory, assess facility condition, and determine mission priorities for investments to sustain, repair, and modernize facilities. Facility operations and maintenance requirements are balanced with mission priorities for capital investment to create a holistic vision for future infrastructure development.
Smart Base Design
The demands on the infrastructure of our future installations will require not just “smart” solutions, but creative, innovative, and even ingenious ones. Our team is passionate about making infrastructure work to enhance the lives of our DoD personnel and communities that use it.
The future of connected installations and multi-domain warfare requires the critical layers of smart infrastructure — energy, water, transportation, data and telecommunications — to work together seamlessly and sustainably to enhance both mission effectiveness and the lives of our soldiers, sailors and airmen.
We understand your challenges
We understand the needs and challenges facing our clients including: Installations, Major Commands, USACE, AFCEC, NAVFAC and other Federal agencies. Successful Master Planning must balance the mission demands and funding needs of today with the evolving needs of the future and do so in an aspirational but realistic way. Balancing investment ‘wants’ versus ‘needs’ through a flexible and coherent planning process is one of our clients’ biggest challenges.
Black & Veatch’s legacy of award-winning Master Planning projects for the DoD and Federal agencies allows us to partner with you at any stage of your journey – pre-design analysis, visioning, or project programming. We can help accelerate better planning-based decision making to benefit your installation and create the roadmap to design and manage your future.
Improving Master Planning Across Our History
For more than 100 years, we’ve served as a trusted partner of the Department of Defense (DoD), and are now an industry leader for the planning and design of mission critical facilities and weapons systems. We have completed Master Planning projects across the globe and on over hundreds of DoD installations, ranging from the preparation of programming documents and DD1391s to long-range development master plans and resiliency studies.
Today, our teams are transforming the future by supporting programs like the European Deterrence Initiative (EDI) and delivering innovation in sustainable planning solutions and infrastructure. We are helping to plan the smart bases of the future by incorporating innovative systems like microgrids and renewable energy, autonomous vehicles, digital Smart Cities features, and walkable communities into our master plans. We are a leader in zero-emission vehicle infrastructure and energy storage, secure telecom and cyber engineering solutions – expertise we incorporate into the Master Planning solutions we deliver for our diverse clients every day.