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By Heather Gee On April 13, 2020

We're here to support you

As you navigate the COVID-19 situation, we assure you that ISES Corporation remains available to assist as and when we are...


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Tags: facility assessment projects, FCA, Condition Assessments

Whether you have retained a firm to conduct a facility condition assessment (FCA) on a single building or multiple buildings,...


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Tags: Facilities Condition Assessment, facility assessment projects, FCA,

Volume 2: Exterior Doors and Roofs

This is the second in a series of blogposts discussing the pros and cons of facility...


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Tags: building design, TCO, expected useful life,

There are times where I wonder if I am the old cowboy on the horse looking at those new-fangled motor carriages coming up the...


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Tags: Civil Engineering, Engineering History, engineering career

Every building, no matter its use, can benefit from a facility condition assessment.


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Tags: Facilities Condition Assessment, facility assessment projects, Facility ROI,

Volume 1 - Exterior Facades and Site Components

Prestigious and influential design accolades are often awarded for handsome...


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Tags: building design, TCO, EUL,

In past blogs, my colleagues have provided thought-provoking insights into Facility Condition Assessments (FCAs). They’ve...


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Tags: Facilities Condition Assessment, FCA, Facility ROI,

An FCA is a planning tool that demonstrates the relationship between financial investment and physical condition. The...


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Tags: Facilities Condition Assessment, Lifecycle Modeling, FCA,

One of the first things that I’m asked by the client after an FCA contract has been signed is “What do you need from me to...


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Tags: Facilities Condition Assessment, FCA, Client Communication

An accurate inventory of all maintainable equipment in a portfolio of facilities is often lacking at college campuses and...


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Tags: Deferred Maintenance, Equipment Inventory, PM/PdM,

 

A Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) gives you data about a building’s current condition and how much you’ll need to budget...


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Tags: Facilities Condition Assessment, FCA, Replacement In-kind,

Over the past three decades, I have observed numerous firms in the Facilities Management Consulting industry trying to upsell...


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Tags: Facilities Management, Facility Renewal Needs, facilities consultants,

By Doug Fredendall On February 25, 2019

When to Adjust the CRV

As we discussed last month, certain facility types commonly have a relatively high percentage of nonreplaceable structure...


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Tags: Current Replacement Value, Component Inventory, CRV,

 Clients often ask why the value of a building’s component inventory doesn’t equal its CRV (Current Replacement Value). The...


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Tags: LCM, Component Inventory, CRV,

 

This is the fourth in an occasional series on this topic.

Previous posts have discussed deferred maintenance and illustrated...


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Tags: Facilities Condition Assessment, Lifecycle Modeling, Deferred Maintenance,

 

This is the third in an occasional series on this topic.

We have now established that facilities renewal funding is a...


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Tags: Facilities Condition Assessment, FCI, FCNI,

By Dan Harrison On April 27, 2018

Facilities Renewal Rates

This is the second in an occasional series on this topic. In this installment we will focus upon facilities renewal rates....


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Tags: Facilities Management, Deferred Renewal, Facility Renewal Rates

 

Last month we talked about reframing the Deferred Maintenance debate, more properly thinking about it as Deferred Renewal. ...


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Tags: Deferred Maintenance, Deferred Renewal

 

This is the first in an occasional series on this topic.

Experienced Facility Management professionals are intimately...


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Tags: Deferred Maintenance, Facilities Management, Deferred Renewal

FacilitiesNet posted a helpful how-to article on calculating HVAC lifecycle costs. We've reposted the link here for your...


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Tags: HVAC, Lifecycle, Energy Efficiency

ISES Corporation recently conducted an analysis of the impact of legacy building control systems, particularly pneumatic HVAC...


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Tags: HVAC, Pneumatic control

By Dan Harrison On November 1, 2017

The Sky Is Falling!

 

As I travel around the country discussing facility assessment projects and other facilities management initiatives, I am...


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Tags: Facilities Condition Assessment, Facilities Management

 

A Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) is an essential tool of facilities managers. This is true whether you choose to...


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Tags: Facilities Condition Assessment

Entities with large building portfolios, such as colleges and universities, municipalities and larger healthcare...


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Tags: Facilities Condition Assessment, Lifecycle Modeling

 

A bolted pressure switch (BPS) is a cost-effective device for providing circuit protection and electrical system isolation...


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Tags: Pressure Switch, Facilities Management Challenges

We sometimes hear that owners have billions of dollars in deferred maintenance (DM) backlogs and that the backlogs will only...


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Tags: Facilities Database, Capital Planning

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