Facility assessments provide specific information upon which future facility decisions get made. In the education realm, facility assessments are often considered when investigating true square footage of buildings and intended use. The application of this information is realized, for example, when considering that the square footage of educational, support, athletic and administrative spaces directly influences costs to insure a District. Many insurance providers base their square footages on original and out-dated plans or drive-by inspections. Inaccuracies of the source documents or abbreviated efforts at collecting the actual information can unfortunately lead to a District over-paying their insurance premiums.
Summit Consulting can provide the accurate assessment of your education facilities to give you an understanding of what you have. Sure, Districts often feel they have in-house ability to conduct these "facility assessments" themselves, but the scope and benefit of a Summit Consulting facility assessment goes far beyond simply understanding how much space you have and what that space is used for. While basic physical characteristics are an important tool, the true reward of a Summit Consulting facility assessment is a complete understanding of building systems, their place within product life cycles, and the timing and cost associated with maintenance and replacement as useful life expires. The scope and depth of facility assessment can of course be tailored to meet specific needs at any one time. Summit can provide, train and oversee the performance of local professionals to accurately assess all structures in an area or within a single building. All observations will be recorded in a manner that can be easily understood and reproduced. This information can also then be synthesized into a database that will project time-based costs to replace or renovate. Summit Consulting's personnel not only have deep backgrounds in the construction industry, but are members of the American Society of Professional Estimators. This knowledge will serve to ensure that life cycle forecasts and estimates to repair and replace will be accurate and concise.
You have a number of reasons why you are interested in facility assessments. We have the service that gets you the information you want. Please take a look through our website to gain an understanding of the expertise we bring to the process and then contact us. Your ability to accurately determine future facility needs may depend upon it.
- State of Arkansas - Little Rock, AR
Project: Statewide Facility Assessment
- The Ohio School Facilities Commission - Columbus, OH
Project: School Facilities - Bethel Tate & Goshen OH