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Mission-Critical Facility
The highest ranking in the Mission Dependency Index (MDI) within the three-tiered classification.
 

Attributes
Mission-critical facilities may have one, or more, of the following attributes:
  • Public safety buildings, such as fire halls and police stations.
  • Dynamic, public nodes
  • Central operations facilities that support many satellite facilities.
  • Facilities with extended hours of operation, such as 24/7/365.
  • Facilities that are primary to the owner's mission.
  • Facilities that are revenue generating sites.
  • May be able to serve as a post disaster facility.
  • They may have back up power systems.
These types of facilities are generally given a score ranging from 8-10 points on a 10 point scale.


Examples
In the case of a municipal portfolio, the list below identifies the facilities that are typically deemed mission-critical:

  • Municipal halls
  • Works yards
  • Fire halls
  • Police stations

Management Principles
Included below are some of the asset management principles to be considred in the governance and stewardship of mission critical facilities:
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Fig. Fire halls are typically deemed mission-critical within a civic portfolio.


Scatter plot of facilities mapped to the three tiered Mission Dependency Index (MDI).
Fig. Score scale for the three tiers of the MDI.


A sample condition-age matrix for a large portfolio of facilities from different departments
Fig. A sample condition-age matrix for a large portfolio of facilities from different departments (identified by colour coding). FCI along the horizontal axis and mission criticality along the vertical axis.

See also:
Compare with:

I. Care is strategizing in order to allocate limited resources across a portfolio of buildings
Fig. I. Care is strategizing in order to efficiently and effectively allocate the limited resources across a portfolio of buildings with different mission criticality rankings.


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