Facility Condition Assessment (FCA)
Whether you are a building owner, investor, prospective buyer, facility manager, or government entity, it is critical to have an accurate and thorough understanding of the condition of your properties in order to maximize your investment.
What is a Facility Condition Assessment?
A Facility Condition Assessment is a comprehensive analysis of the physical condition of a facility and its infrastructure or assets in terms of age, design, construction methods, and materials. It aims to give an accurate picture of where your facility is in terms of its useful operating life, and provides a necessary foundation for capital planning. This enables you to anticipate future needs and make educated decisions to improve your facilities, such as:
- Optimizing and maintaining the physical condition and value of the facility’s assets
- Extending asset lifecycles
- Developing capital budgets without guess work
- Prioritizing resources
Our Approach to Facility Condition Assessments
Our comprehensive approach combines expertise, intelligence, data, and analytics, leading to a robust, reliable determination of a facility’s condition. This unique value mixes the expertise of our team with our ability to leverage information and experience from the entire team to determine realistic solutions.
Our dedicated team of in-house cost estimators allows us to provide realistic budgets based on our FCA findings, including full project estimates for the improvement costs now and for future replacements.
Our assessment will evaluate your facility and all assets, providing a thorough understanding of both your short- and long-term capital planning needs. More specifically, our FCA will identify the following items within your facility:
- Remaining useful life of all major building systems and components
- System deficiencies
- Prioritization of building repairs
- Total building replacement cost
Armed with this information, you’ll have an objective view of your facility’s current and projected health and performance so you can identify where potential opportunities for facility optimizations exist and make informed decisions to support its performance over time.
Our Facilities Compliance team focuses on the Environment of Care (EC) and Life Safety (LS) for your healthcare facility. We review your life safety drawings and compare them to the actual environment, identifying gaps and opportunities for improvement. Our facility compliance digital dashboard deliverable, FACTs, will display the precise steps for corrective action and allow for a detailed capital plan to be established for executive leadership. This assistance can help with Interim Life Safety Measures (ILSMs) to ensure staff are educated on the issues and capable of reviewing the required documents for the survey.
FACTs can also be used to track capital equipment from ice machines to roofs to MRIs. This proactive approach allows the organization to create a complete capital improvement list with recommendations for replacement or repair of equipment and associated cost estimates. FACTs can be updated as the building changes, equipment is replaced or as needed to keep replacement costs current.
The Facility Conditions Assessment begins with an interview with stakeholders and documentation review. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are defined and the schedule is set.
2. ON-SITE AUDIT
The facility assets are identified and deficiencies are documented. Additionally, the on-site team will identify energy savings opportunities, potential safety issues, and review maintenance procedures.
3. ESTIMATE & ANALYZE
The KPIs will be analyzed and deficiencies will be prioritized by facility needs. Detailed estimating will be completed for replacement cost, repairs, and renovations. Additionally, a capital improvement plan will be developed.
4. REPORT FINDINGS
The findings will be reported in a digitized visualization engine to display the quantitative and qualitative information found in the study. The report will make an actionable plan forward to financial planning.
Facility Condition Assessments. Now Digitized.
Our FCA Software
In today's world, where everything seems to be operated by a smart device, it only makes sense that a Facility Condition Assessment should follow suit.
The Facility Assessment Condition Toolset (FACTs) is a digitized, customizable, interactive platform that presents the assessment results in a manageable deliverable that includes asset locations, asset scores, descriptions, estimated replacement dates, and estimated replacement costs. Additionally, the tool provides the end user with links to all relevant asset documentation, such as maintenance manuals, drawings, and inspection reports.
All in all, this tool allows future updates to be performed in accordance with a working capital improvement plan — meaning your FCA can change in real time as your building conditions evolve. This dashboard resource is unlike anything you'll find offered elsewhere.
Our Facility Condition Assessment Portfolio
GRAND TRAVERSE BAND OF OTTAWA & CHIPPEWA INDIANS
The intent of the Grand Traverse Band Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) was to provide a visual inspection of the existing conditions for all physical assets integral to the facilities throughout seventeen governmental buildings. The information gathered from the individual FCAs was compiled to create a Multi-Year Maintenance and Repair Plan for the next ten (10) years.
GENERAL MITCHELL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
INDIAN HEALTH SERVICES
The intent of the Indian Health Services Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) was to provide a visual inspection of the existing conditions for all physical assets integral to the facilities throughout the tribal grounds. The information gathered from the individual FCAs was compiled to create a Multi-Year Maintenance and Repair Plan for the next ten (10) years.
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About The Concord Group
EXPERIENCED CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANTS
If you are looking for a construction consulting firm you can trust to deliver a successful project, you’ve come to the right place. Since 1996, we have built a reputation for delivering high quality, accurate and timely work for governmental agencies, healthcare organizations, educational facilities, institutional clients and architectural/engineering firms along with retail, residential and property development companies.
Our team of highly skilled construction cost consultants, project managers, cost estimators and engineers have successfully completed over 4,000 projects throughout the United States. Some of our projects include the Art Institute of Chicago, Lexington Convention Center, Milwaukee Streetcar, Welsh-Ryan Arena, Helen DeVos Children’s Museum and the Hub for Collaborative Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Headquartered in Chicago and with offices in Milwaukee, Grand Rapids, Columbus, Atlanta and Dublin (Ireland), we have provided construction consulting services throughout the entire Midwest, United States and Europe.
We specialize in providing an array of construction consulting services such as Owner's Representation, Cost Estimating and Cost Management, Infrastructure Management, Cost Segregation, Real Estate Advisory Services and Technical Services. We have formed strong and long-lasting relationships with many of our clients, some of whom have been with us since we started our business. We'd love to add you to that list.