zoning-new-723x1024 Once all necessary infrastructure and utilities are determined, medical concept drawings – a graphic scaled presentation representing the general planning concept of the proposed hospital that incorporates a comprehensive traffic study in terms of optimum traffic flow, accessibility, circulation, and parking requirements – are prepared. These drawings also specify the placement of proposed buildings, prioritization of property, acquisition requirements, provisions for future expansion and a preliminary project cost estimate.

Medical concept drawings are further developed and detailed into medical schematic drawings which usually show the internal configuration of each department according to the standards of functional proximity rooms and activity spaces.

Successful medical planning constitutes the basis of a successful design and is considered a critical element in the process of hospital design.