When the design of a new nuclear facility begins, project teams have little more than a customer specification and a very long list of stakeholders who must all be satisfied with the outcome. This chapter describes a structured approach to designing nuclear facilities, one which enables designers to demonstrate that the end result is not simply “a” solution but, with all factors considered, is the “best” that can be achieved. The chapter guides readers through a process of analyzing how the various areas of a proposed new facility must interact with each other, an exercise which is captured in a building flow diagram (BFD), and the importance of identifying constraints that will govern how a facility's design ...
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