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

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.

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

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.

Where Does School Facility Funding Come From?

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.

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

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.

Who Is Qualified to Conduct a Facility Condition Assessment?

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.

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

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.

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

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?

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

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

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.

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

STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS: K-12 EDUCATION

STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS: HIGHER EDUCATION

STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS: MUNICIPAL

THE DAY OF ”RECONING”

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.

AIMING FOR LESS WORSE

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.

THE INTEGRATION OF CAPITAL AND MAINTENANCE

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.

WHICH HIGH IS HIGHER THAN HIGH?

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?”.

REINVENTING THE DREADED BUDGETING PROCESS

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.