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These are the top 3 reasons why Facility Condition Assessments are critical for K-12 schools

Facility managers in the K12 Education sector are tasked with various constraints—from aging public school infrastructure to staying compliant amidst constant changes to health and safety regulations to shrinking budgets. Therefore it is critical to know how every building, physical asset, and system in your care is performing and where opportunities exist for facility optimization.

Please read our guide to implementing a facility optimization strategy.

We discuss how Facility Condition Assessments (FCA) can improve K12 school facilities and increase operational efficiency.

1. Provide a Comprehensive List of the Current State of Physical Assets

Facility Condition Assessments will give your team a full-spectrum understanding of the current state of all your existing facilities and physical assets. More than simply a one-standalone school building, we know that today's public schools consist of multiple individual components that must be maintained daily as a well-oiled machine.

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The main goal of a Facility Condition Assessment is to answer these four critical questions:

  1. What do we own?
  2. What condition is it in?
  3. What are the values and liabilities?
  4. What is the plan for the future?

Learn how The FOUNDATION Solution simplifies and improves facility condition assessments.

Finding the answers to these questions is essential for the success of any k12 public school system. On a basic level, the Facility Condition Assessment is a review of the material condition of assets, the ease of access outside and inside the facility, the functionality of operating equipment, the performance, and estimated remaining useful life of assets based on the Building Owners and Managers Association standards and the estimate costs for repairs versus replacements.

Learn more about how facility condition assessments can help you save money, mitigate risk and improve efficiency.

This thorough examination of each building, system, and component offer facility managers and executives a comprehensive view of the current state of existing facilities to begin to prioritize repairs and upgrades and forecast capital investments.

2. Inform Capital Planning Executives

Regarding forecasting budgets and long-term investments, the Facility Condition Assessment is a valuable tool for K12 schools. Our FOUNDATION Solution can help you to streamline facility condition inspections by providing you with best-in-class workflows and costing libraries that consider industry-wide replacement value benchmarked against deferred maintenance deficiencies. This data enables executives to have a 360-degree view of the status of existing assets across all facilities.

Learn how FOUNDATION makes it easy to perform facility condition assessments.

The data collected during a Facility Condition Assessment is a valuable tool for long-range planning. It enables executives to make decisions based on comprehensive reports and provides a strategic framework for planning future improvements.

3. Make Data-Driven Decisions Backed By Real-Time Insight

Facility assessments support everyday decision-making that is backed by real-time information and insights. Facility management platforms, like The FOUNDATION Solution, are designed to process the large amount of data collected during a facility assessment and package it into a digestible, simplified, mobile-friendly report that enables you and your management team to make decisions on the fly quickly.

See how Intellis improved Facility Condition Assessments for the New York Housing Authority.

For example, FOUNDATION offers you a dynamic condition model of your healthcare organization's entire physical asset portfolio. This enables you to prioritize and categorize assessment data and integrate it directly into your maintenance and capital project and budgetary planning.

The FOUNDATION Solution takes this one step further with its mobile component, allowing your team to stay connected inside and outside the office. Our mobile-enabled platform provides project overviews, analyses, building biographies, and deficiency condition reports. Furthermore, you can upload photos into the platform directly from the field, add comments, and even view estimated repair costs.

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