Benefits of Standardization

There are many benefits to selecting standardized exhibits instead of starting exhibit work from square one, including:

Pre-Designed Exhibits

The Standardized Energy Education Exhibits are already designed, reducing project costs by hundreds of thousands of dollars, accelerating project schedules by 9–12 months, and avoiding duplication of design efforts. Design concept development, content research, exhibit scripting, graphic design, exhibit design, prototyping, programming, media production and filming, equipment specification, and media integration are complete.

Pre-Approved Message

The Standardized Energy Education Exhibits offer nuclear energy companies exhibits that have been painstakingly reviewed for accuracy and messaging by NEI’s Energy Education Center Task Force. Great care has been taken to incorporate updateable elements into the design so that factual information and images can remain current.

Reduced Level of Effort

Project support requirements are greatly reduced through the elimination of the design phase and process efficiencies during fabrication and installation. Scripting meetings, design progress meetings, content research and provision, ongoing in-house project coordination, and design phase approvals are not required.

Schedule Acceleration

Elimination of the design phase significantly accelerates the project schedule. Process efficiencies support additional acceleration during exhibit fabrication and installation. Shop drawings have already been completed, reviewed and approved, content has been checked, and testing of media interactives has been completed. Fabrication can begin immediately.

Construction Change Management

Field coordination is aided by experience gained during each project. Coordination with architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and life safety improvements can be more accurately and completely anticipated, designed and purchased from contractors prior to their arrival on site.

Efficiencies and Economies of Scale

Pricing for designs as shown in the plans and drawings prepared during the standardization process already reflects significant efficiencies and economies of process and scale. Tasks accomplished as part of the standardization are excluded from the exhibit pricing.

Exhibits can be configured to reduce the number of posts that must be purchased; end panels can share posts with adjacent exhibit units; floor plan efficiencies can reduce the amount of exhibits components purchased and minimize changes to the exhibit site. A preliminary exhibit plan is necessary to identify these opportunities.

Volume orders reduce costs. Exhibit units are built-to-order, not stocked. To achieve savings, orders need to be concurrent, but not necessarily placed by a single entity. Coordination of ordering with industry peers can achieve savings.