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Facility Sustainment Model (FSM)
A model intended to determine the appropriate level of resource allocation for maintenance and repair activities to keep an Inventory of assets within a facility in good working order over an established service life.

Sustainment does not include restoration, modernization, environmental compliance, specialized historical preservation or costs related to acts of God, which are funded elsewhere.



Alternative Formulas to Calculate Sustainment Funding
Listed below are some of they key alternative means that are used to quantify funding requirements for facility sustainment:
Model Classification:
Tools to Manage Sustainment
Listed below are some of they key alternative means that are used to quantify funding requirements for facility sustainment
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Fig. Floor polishing (left) and powerscrubbing
(right) are examples of routine maintenance activities carried out as part of a facility sustainment program.


Examples of some types of projects that are considered normal during each of the lifecycle stages.
Fig. Examples of some types of capital projects that are considered normal during each of the lifecycle stages of a facility.



1  Roof renewal project
Fig. Exterior painting project (left) and roof renewal project (right) are implemented as part of the facility sustainment program.



Facility Life cycle model indicating get ahead costs
Fig. Lifecycle model to indicate the stages at which functional obsolescence ("yellow") is most prevalent in certain types of institutional and commercial facilities.


    Compare with:

    An example of an age-reinvestment matrix for a class of buildings.
    Fig. An example of an age-reinvestment matrix for a class of buildings. A single facility (identified by the red circle) is benchmarked against the other facilities and against the average trend for that age cohort.


    Multi-year strategic planning associated with a capital project.
    Fig. Multi-year strategic planning and lead period to a capital project (shown in "yellow").

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