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Operating Standards
A standard is a measure of excellence and a reference point against which progress and achievements in facility condition and performance can be compared, measured and judged.

Listed below are some of the attributes of an operating standard:

Levels
The level at which maintenance an
d renewal funding is allocated towards a facility, resulting in the facility achieving one of the following five levels/standards:
There are five levels (standards) of cleanliness that can be applied.

Selection Process
The operating standard is selected on the basis of the following set by the owner:

The operating standard is also closely related to the following maintenance:
Cleanliness and aesthetics in the lobby reveals the operating standard being pursued by the owners.  1
Fig. The cleanliness and aesthetics in high traffic areas, such as the lobby, reveals the operating standard being pursued by the owners of the building.


Relationship between FCI, funding levels and facility operating standards.
Fig. The relationship between the facility condition index (FCI) and different funding levels across five facility operating standards.


Summary of the key attributes attached to each of the 5-tiers of the operating standard
Fig. Summary of the key attributes attached to each of the 5-tiers of the operating standard.


A sample portfolio of facilities being governed at different levels of the 5-tiered operating standard with plans to move some facilities to a different tier.
Fig. A sample portfolio of facilities being governed at different levels of the 5-tiered operating standard with plans to move some facilities to a different tier.


See also:

The FCI spectrum and the five operating standards.
Fig. The FCI spectrum and the five operating standards.

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