second highest level of care (operating
standard) given to a facility
on a scale comprising 5
levels, as developed by APPA.
- Average FCI.
- Maintenance Mix.
maintenance (PM) program: most
required PMs are done at a frequency slightly less than per defined
schedule. Appreciable reactive maintenance required due to systems
wearing out prematurely and high number of lamps burning out.
Occasional emergencies caused by pump failures, cooling system
Efficiency. Maintenance activities appear organized with
direction. Equipment and
building components are usually functional and in operating condition.
Service and maintenance calls are responded to in a timely manner.
Buildings and equipment are regularly upgraded keeping them current
with modern standards and usage.
Tidiness: Floors and base moldings shine and/or are bright
clean. There is no buildup in corners or along walls, but there can be
up to two days worth of dust, dirt, stains, or streaks. All vertical
and horizontal surfaces are clean, but marks, dust, smudges, and
fingerprints are noticeable upon close observation. Light all work and
fixtures are clean. Washroom and shower fixtures and tile gleam and are
odor-free. Supplies are adequate. Trash containers hold only daily
waste, are clean and odor-free.
Ordinary tidiness of the interior finishes at a facility managed to the
comprehensive stewardship level.
Relationship between FCI, funding levels and facility operating
Fig. Summary of
the key attributes attached to each of the 5-tiers of the operating
A sample portfolio of facilities being governed at different levels of
the 5-tiered operating standard with plans to move some facilities to a