Assessing Maintenance Needs
These “Capital Renewal” investments are made primarily in critical systems such as structure and building envelope (roofs, masonry, etc.), life safety systems (fire alarm and sprinkler), mechanical, electrical and plumbing.
An in-depth Facilities Condition Assessment is performed on all Dartmouth buildings every five years. During this audit, all aspects of a building are carefully reviewed to assess their condition and remaining useful life. This data used to develop a Facilities Condition Index (FCI) which is then used by FO&M’s Capital Renewal team to help prioritize new projects.