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Medium-Life Asset

An asset whose typical service life is longer than 16-years but shorted than 30 years. 


Attributes
Medium life assets may have the following physical and financial attributes:


Examples
Listed below are some common examples of medium-life assets within each of the eight primary systems: 

       Enclosure System
  • Flat roofs (20-25 years)
  • Some forms of exterior sealant (15-20 years)
  • Sloped roofs (20-30 years)
  • Stucco cladding
  • Wood siding
  • EIFS cladding
       Mechanical System
  • Domestic and heating boilers (15-25 years)
       Electrical System
  • Exterior light fixtures (15-25 years)
       Elevator System
  • Elevator controls (25-30 years)
       Fire Safety System
  • Fire alarm systems (15-25 years)
  • Fire alarm initiating devices (15-20 years)
       Amenities System
  • Sand filters
  • Pool basin finishes
       Sitework system
  • Some paving surfaces

Management Principles
Included below are some of the asset management principles associated with short-life assets:
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Fig. Many roofs are a mid-life asset since they have a service life of approximately 25 years.



Conceptual representation of short-life assets, medium-life assets and long-life assets relative to their respective points of functional failure.
Fig. Conceptual representation of short-life assets, medium-life assets and long-life assets relative to their respective points of functional failure.


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



Some examples of medium life assets within the building enclosure system
Fig.  Some examples of medium life assets within the building enclosure system.


Distribution of medium-life assets within each of the eight primary physical systems
Fig. Distribution of medium-life assets within each of the eight primary physical systems.

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