Facilities Condition Assessment

The Facilities Condition Assessment (FCA) is a tool used to evaluate the condition of an institution’s total physical assets. Evaluations are accomplished by completing building walkthrough audits to collect data about a facility. The FCA provides an overview of the status of a building’s major systems in terms of observable deferred maintenance.The systems audited in each walkthrough include the Foundation, Envelope, Floor System, Roof System, Electrical System, Plumbing System, HVAC System, and Safety Systems.

The FCA process provides a way to measure and account for total building system asset condition. Reports generated can help justify LRBP requests and assist in budget decisions.

FCA Team: The team is comprised of members with a broad variety of technical and professional backgrounds. During walkthroughs teams collect observed infrastructure deficiencies data. This data is entered into a database for further analysis.

Data Entry Result:  At the end of each audit an overall deficiency ratio is assigned to a facility. The Deficiency ratio = estimated renewal costs/estimated replacement costs given the infrastructure in place. Smaller deficiency ratios are a positive sign, while higher ratios denote much higher levels of wear and tear.

The Association of Physical Plant Administrators use Deficiency Ratios to determine overall building system asset condition.

Good Condition= 0-5% DR

Fair Condition= 5-10% DR

Poor Condition= Above 10% DR