EMG was featured in a January 14, 2019 Michigan Live article "Up to $1 billion bond proposal could go before Ann Arbor Schools voters" by journalist Lauren Stringer. The article covered our work on an extensive and comprehensive Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) covering all 35 facilities in Ann Arbor Public Schools.
The data compiled in EMG's FCA provides the backup needed to successfully complete a bond campaign for the district. Additionally, our study helped demonstrate that Ann Arbor's sinking fund is set to run short within the next five (5) years. The details are found in the comprehensive data sets compiled into a Facility Condition Index (FCI) for each facility assessed.
"EMG rated each building as good, fair, poor, critical or divest, where needed investment exceeds half of the property’s value. The average age of AAPS buildings is 63 years old." - Michigan Live
To understand the complexity of an FCA, we invite you to view the 96-page Facilities Infrastructure Condition Assessment presented to the Board of Education on December, 19, 2018.