Champaign County Facilities
The goal of this project was to gather the data necessary to understand the existing facilities’ condition, identify strategies to meet the facilities’ life cycle needs, provide a documentation protocol that can be maintained over time, and create an overall capital plan. The project first required a comprehensive Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) of the specified buildings and systems through visual, non-destructive site assessment and review of existing building data and maintenance history in order to document existing facility requirements, including deferred maintenance, recommended discretionary improvements, and code noncompliance issues. The next step was to identify and prioritize immediate, short, and long-term capital renewal requirements for each facility, including the identification and probable costs/expenditures of Immediate Repairs, Capital Reserves, and Useful Life Estimates. Further project objectives included:
- Developing the average capital renewal cost per square foot per year for each specified building
- Estimating the current day replacement cost for each of the specific buildings
- Calculating the Facility Condition Index (FCI) for each of the specified buildings, as well as the total FCI.
- Extrapolating the FCI over the entire facility portfolio using a variety of factors such as use, age, and area
- Developing and analyzing multiple funding scenarios for the specified buildings
- Developing documentation protocols and tools that could be maintained over time and track the data necessary to update the FCI and overall capital plan.
The assessment included approximately 675,000 square feet in more than 20 different facilities with a vast range of municipal functions.
Henneman Engineering Inc. provided the facility assessments for the mechanical, electrical, plumbing/fire protection, and IT/AV systems, as well as for the buildings’ structural systems.