PUBLICATIONS

Here, you will find a number of publications relating to Roth IAMS services, sectors and everything in between. Please contact us if there is something more specific you are looking for.

Articles

January 12, 2023

Case Study: State-Wide University Systems

Kyle Christiansen, Roth IAMS Ltd.

If you could take a deep dive into your college or university campus, what would you find?  I am currently working with a mid-western university with over 600 facilities. This university system is not only trying to address the deferred capital renewal and maintenance but now is facing a mandate for a comprehensive overhaul of all heating, cooling, ventilation, and electrical systems to create a carbon neutral future. How do you balance these competing priorities on today’s college campuses?


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November 25, 2022

Are you Planning to Start, Complete, or Revisit a FCA Study of Your Facilities in 2023?

Roth IAMS Ltd.

On October 13, 2022, Roth IAMS presented a webinar for APPA, Association of Physical Plant Administrators – for educational facilities, on the following topic: 2023: Why Now is the Best Time to Conduct a Facility Condition Assessment of your Educational Facilities.


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November 25, 2022

Good News: U.S. Cities and States Are Stepping up in 2022 to Address School Facility Deferred Maintenance

Roth IAMS Ltd.

Most of the literature on K-12 facility deferred maintenance, throughout the USA, appears to be substantively negative when it comes to the backlog of deferred maintenance at public schools. However, not all of the news is negative or pessimistic. This week, I wanted to find some good news to share with those who are subscribed to this bi-weekly newsletter.


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November 25, 2022

Where Does School Facility Funding Come From?

Roth IAMS Ltd.

How many fire sticks can one facility manager keep in the air? It would be easy to give up. But where would that get us? Sticking our head in the sand and wishing that school facilities would be a ticket to failure.


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July 7, 2022

Who Is Qualified to Conduct a Facility Condition Assessment?

Roth IAMS Ltd.

Why does the ASTM E2018-15 Baseline Guide for Property Condition Assessment focus on experience rather than professional license when conducting a property or facility condition assessment? The following is an overview of an assessment gone bad – using licensed professionals who are inexperienced in Facility Assessment.


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July 7, 2022

Question of the Week: What Are the Risks for 40-60 Year-Old Facilities?

Roth IAMS Ltd.

Many schools requiring the most attention fall into the category of 40-60 year-old facilities. This is the age, within facilities, that major renovation should be considered. Problems emerge with issues related to modernization, utilization, and operation that make a cosmetic remodel no longer adequate.


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July 7, 2022

Are You Managing Your Facilities or Are Your Facilities Managing You?

Roth IAMS Ltd.

I had an epiphany. After working from home for years overseeing hundreds of people across time zones, I realized I’m not working from home, I’m living at work. How about you? Are you managing your facilities or are your facilities managing you?


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July 7, 2022

Is your Organization Planning to Conduct Facility Condition Assessments in 2022?

Roth IAMS Ltd.

Use Sourcewell and save time and money by combining the buying power of more than 50,000 government, education, and non-profit organizations. Sourcewell holds hundreds of competitively solicited cooperative contracts ready for use.


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July 7, 2022

Maryland Leads the Way in 2022 for K-12 School Funding

Roth IAMS Ltd.

This article is based on the Workgroup on Assessment and Funding of School Facilities, January 2022. This report was based on a recommendation of the Knott Commission in 2018 and was delayed in 2019-2021. This report builds upon the 21st Century School Facilities Act of 2018.


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White papers

January 12, 2023

Current Replacement Value – The Forgotten Half of the FCI

Bill Roth, Roth IAMS Ltd.

This white paper focuses on Current Replacement Value (CRV) and its importance in allowing organizations to benchmark their portfolios using Facility Condition Indices (FCIs). While there are other methodologies that organizations have used, this paper will highlight the four most common based on our experience.


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January 5, 2023

Accessibility Matters

Norman Lobo & Andrew Chow, Roth IAMS Ltd.

Accessibility is a human right, which means that an individual, irrespective of their abilities should, at a facility, be able to maneuver the path of travel and access the amenities at the facility, barrier-free and with dignity.


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Sept. 9, 2022

Understanding Your Client’s Risk Management Goals. This Week’s Focus: Preventative Maintenance

Kyle Christiansen & Brenton Wier, Roth IAMS Ltd.

The primary focus of the FCA is to develop a defensible budget and set of priorities. An FCA is a broad overview of overall building condition with recommendations for lifecycle and condition-based replacements of building assets. However, there are additional goals that can be integrated with the execution of an FCA. The FCA is typically regarded as a capital planning tool, but with a modest enhancement to the scope of work, the FCA can play a vital role in preventative maintenance.


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Feb. 14, 2020

THE DAY OF ”RECONING”

Ayden Townsend, Roth IAMS Ltd.

As the March 31 reporting period approaches, District School Boards (DSBs) are faced with the task of reconciling their year-to-date capital project expenditures with EFIS (Education Financial Information System), by May 15, 2020, in order to receive their allocation of SCI (School Condition Improvement) funding.


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Feb. 13 2020

AIMING FOR LESS WORSE

By William (Bill) Roth, Roth IAMS Ltd., FCAPX and SLAM Technologies Ltd.

The beginning of a new year and a new decade is the perfect time to consider tackling an important issue for all Asset and Facility Managers. Do you find it challenging to set realistic expectations for the results of your capital renewal program? If you do, you are not alone.


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May 27, 2019

THE INTEGRATION OF CAPITAL AND MAINTENANCE

By William (Bill) Roth, Roth IAMS Ltd., FCAPX and SLAM Technologies Ltd.

For decades, Property and Asset Managers have been developing Capital Renewal Strategies independent of their Maintenance Management Strategies for their portfolios in an effort to drive more value (i.e. profit, educational outcomes, reduced patient stays, etc.), out of their buildings.


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Apr. 16, 2016

WHICH HIGH IS HIGHER THAN HIGH?

By William (Bill) Roth, Roth IAMS Ltd., FCAPX and SLAM Technologies Ltd.

In today’s complicated world of aging infrastructure and constrained funding, the most critical question Asset Managers need to answer is “Which High is Higher than High?”.


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Apr. 16, 2016

REINVENTING THE DREADED BUDGETING PROCESS

Tim Robins, L.I.F.T. Management Solutions & William (Bill) Roth, Roth IAMS Ltd.

Across all sectors of the facility asset management industry we have consistently heard organizations displeasure with their budgeting process. We would like to introduce you to a different approach that we have developed that has improved overall capital investment decisions, while reducing the burden and stress on the team members involved.


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Media Releases

March 5, 2021

Roth IAMS Continues to Grow by Expanding to U.S.

Roth IAMS Ltd.


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