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"Maximizing Condition Assessment Efforts"
Author: Peterson, Brad, and James Sebesta, P.E.
Published In: Facilities Manager
Date: September/October 2006

Facility Asset Management column. Discusses how to develop and execute a condition and needs assessment in a methodical and efficient manner that helps communicate and sell an institution's facilities needs to the business officers in a consistent, defendable, and repeatable manner that establishes the credibility and accuracy of the requests. Outlines a nine-step process that includes develop survey mission objective; establish assessment criteria; establish assessment standards; apply survey templates; assess sites, buildings, assets or systems; analyze assessment and survey data; financial planning and assessments, plan maintenance procedures, and execute the plan. Includes list of building condition assessment standards.

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