In the conceptual stage, the functional areas are determined and the macro level relationships and sizes are set. MAX's approach is both robust and time saving as we start building the outer shell in parallel to designing the detailed layout; saving your organization 2 to 6 months to capacity online.
Based on the inputs from the following models the block layout is determined by setting the functional areas and final tool quantities.
Capacity model sets the tool requirements and functional areas sizes. Flow model sets the location of the different areas. Support Equipment model creates a utility matrix that creates a tool-coding system and is the basis for the architectural and engineering narratives.