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EMG's Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) Helps Ann Arbor Public Schools

Posted by Kristin Rueber on 1/18/19 1:24 PM

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. 

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Topics: Capital Planning, planned capital programs, capital projects, facility condition assessments, facilities master plan, FCA, capital improvement plan, CIP

Creating a Comprehensive Facility Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)

Posted by Kristin Rueber on 4/16/18 12:55 PM

Set a Clear Path Forward with a Facility Condition Assessment (FCA)

Assembling your Capital Plan, sometimes referred to as a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), is an essential roadmap for Facility Managers to effectively predict and budget for required building repairs and component replacement over a fixed time. The process begins with these three steps:

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Topics: Capital Planning, planned capital programs, capital projects, facility condition assessments, facilities master plan, FCA, capital improvement plan, CIP

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