Facilities assessments are critical for planning capital campaigns, and for budgeting ongoing facilities maintenance. They can contribute to years of financial certainty for building owners. We bring 30 years of experience in the design and construction industries to each assessment we perform.
- We provide prioritized, actionable assessments.
- We cover code issues and energy efficiency.
- We provide guidance on program-related capital improvement projects.
- We provide cost estimates, as well as life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) for potential projects.
- Our areas of expertise includes historic buildings, educational facilities, community and government buildings, and privately owned facilities.
Building Information Modeling
By documenting facilities using Building Information Modeling (BIM), our assessments have a quantitative depth not found in other assessments. For owners contemplating a switch to BIM, our assessments provide a perfect opportunity to document buildings using Revit. This means owners will have the latest electronic file of their building to use in facility management and for future projects. We also provide drawing sets in .DWG and .PDF formats.
Recently, we have assessed facilities for these eastern Maine organizations:
- Mount Desert Island High School, Bar Harbor (AOS 96)
- Department of Marine Resources Little Falls Field Station
- Conners Emerson School, Bar Harbor (AOS 96)
- Otter Creek Aid Society Village of Otter Creek, Maine (Historic)
- Maine State Police Troop E, Orono, Maine
- Tremont Elementary School, Tremont, Maine (AOS 96)
- Trenton Elementary School, Trenton, Maine (AOS 96)
- Pemetic Elementary School, Southwest Harbor, Maine (AOS 96)
We benchmark facilities against the NFPA 101, which is the code enforced by the State Fire Marshal. Our reviews cover:
- Exit components, including stairs, corridors and exit discharge features
- Fire detection, alarm and notification systems
- Fire separation and enclosures
- Combustion hazards
We provide reviews of facility compliance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA):
- Paths of travel
- Accessibility components
- Bathrooms and plumbing fixtures
- Parking and exterior circulation
Facilities assessment for compliance with the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code:
- Air infiltration
- Insulation levels
- Benchmarking against the US Department of Energy EnergyStar program
- Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
- Building envelope, including siding, windows and doors, and roofing.
- Interior finishes
- Building Security
- Comparison to Maine Department of Education facilities guidelines
- Curriculum goals
- Changing student population effects
- Categorize spaces using FICM (Facilities Inventory Classification Manual) and APPA.
Contact Mike Sealander, AIA