From learning and cheering on the home team to providing a place to call home and serving up meals around the clock – facilities are at the heart of all higher education campus activities. A lot is expected of buildings too. From daily use to adjusting to accelerated technology and changes in academic studies, capital programs and projects need to optimize facilities, all of which are getting older and creating a unique challenge for those who manage higher education facilities.
These challenges are just as real as the reality of budgets and schedules. That’s why Facility Condition Assessments can be a big help as you look to prioritize improvements to your facilities.
Facility Condition Assessments (FCAs) are more than site investigations before a renovation project. FCAs involve a combination of on-site assessments of the existing facilities and review of available existing building drawings.
Why spend some of your budget on a FCA? There are many reasons why, and here are just a few:
While conducting an FCA may seem daunting or time consuming, it is an important step that helps you monitor the conditions of your buildings, better understand needs for improvements and assemble comprehensive information to better plan and streamline your next project.
Facility Condition Assessment Case Study: Edinboro University, McComb Fieldhouse, Facility Condition Assessment & Deferred Maintenance Plan
Interested in learning more about how a Facility Condition Assessment of your facilities can help you plan for or benefit your next building project? Our team can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412.585.2273.
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