the appropriate type
of assessment (eg., energy, or seismic), level of assessment
(eg., rapid or detailed) and assessment
cycles for a particular facility
or portfolio of
The appropriate assessment match for a
facility will depend on various requirements, including:
criteria can be used to select the groups of buildings to be completed
in each of the assessment phases. Here is a list of some of the more
- The urgency
of the assessment.
existence of previously commissioned assessments
- The stage of assessment
in the assessment cycle.
available budget for
- The type of
facility (eg., fire hall or storage shed) and the corresponding Mission Dependency
Index (MDI) for the facility.
- The known
state of the facility, in terms of FCI, EFCI, backlog.
- The number
of other facilities in the same portfolio that are also subject to
- The age of
experience and qualifications of the assessment team.
by Known Conditions.
In this option the owner identifies the buildings in worst condition
assessment in the initial phase(s). Buildings that have recently
undergone major renovations would be included in the later phase(s).
by Mission-Dependency Ranking.
In this option all “Mission Critical” buildings are assessed in the
initial phase(s). For example, in the case of a municipal portfolio,
the fire halls, police services and
municipal hall are completed first followed by Mission-Dependent and
then Mission-Independent buildings.
by Balanced Distribution. In this option, the phases are
organized into equal work packages based on the gross floor area of the
by Geographical Distribution.
In this option, all the buildings on a single site and share
common objective (such as Parks & Recreation) are completed in
by Municipal Department.
In this option, all the buildings that are governed by particular
departments (such as parks and recreation) are completed within the
by Available Funds.
In this option, the number of buildings in each assessment phase is
determined by available funds. In addition, the level of assessment can
be reduced to permit a greater number of assessments to be completed
within the budget.
Incluided below are some examples of the application of an assessment match to a portfolio:
preliminary assessment on a storage shed would typically only require a
initial assessment for the fire hall was approved as a level-1
assessment with a level-3 assessment to be conducted two years later
Fig. Matrix of assessment tools for vertical assets,
linear assets and portable assets.
Fig. Matrix of datas associated with each of the three classes of
Bottom-up assessment for high priority facilities.
Top-down assessments for relatively lower priority facilities within the portoflio.
I. Care is figuring out the right balance of assessments for his
assets, including: physical needs assessment (PNA), capital needs
assessment (CNA) and functional needs assessment (FNA)