Every day our clients trust us to help them solve complex problems and efficiently execute their projects through our designs so that they can focus on their next important mission to space. Like most challenges in life, the effort taken in planning and preparation is extremely critical to achieving an optimal outcome. Over the years, through our work with space pioneers like Boeing, Lockheed Martin, United Launch Alliance, Blue Origin and NASA, we’ve found that implementation of the following strategies greatly contributes to the success of any space program.
1. Live and Breathe the Concept of Operations (ConOps)
No aerospace project design can be effective without considerations made early in the planning stage around the Concept of Operations – the overall strategy tied to any program. Designers not only need to fully understand the client’s ConOps goals, but also the possible constraints. This allows designers to factor in things like payload type, vehicle assembly procedures, and re-launch preparations/timelines when designing effective support facilities and ground support systems.
2. Right People, Right Team
We understand that due to the scale and complexity of most space-related projects , there is a special combination of technical skills required to satisfy clients demands from a budget and scheduling perspective. We assemble a customized team, designed to optimize efficiencies throughout the project life cycle so that our clients continue to trust us with their ongoing space initiatives.
3. Shared Goal Setting through Design Thinking
Design Thinking is the process that we employ in the beginning of a project, bringing all client and design team stakeholders together to set goals for the team and align expectations and priorities well before any concepts are developed on paper.
While these steps may seem intuitive, it’s surprising how many companies jump directly into a project – simply executing the client’s initial plan – without asking the right questions and assembling the right team first. Taking the time to address these initial steps before designing a solution positions BRPH as a trusted partner and advisor to our clients, ensuring a higher quality outcome for our nation’s most critical space programs.
Diana has extensive experience in facility electrical systems design and construction administration for various types of aerospace and government projects, including her work as an electrical design engineer, electrical discipline lead, and project manager.