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One of eight primary systems in a building.
The sitework system contributes to the exterior appearance of the property and provides access to the building perimeter. The system includes assets such as:
Also included with sitework are other miscellaneous items, such as irrigation sprinklers, playground equipment.
The sitework is sometimes considered to be an entirely
separate system from the building and its renewal costs are sometimes calculated with the land. Grounds that are properly maintained create a good first impression for guests and others who arrive at the property.
Risk management is about identifying the undesirable things that could happen to the organization, to the people who live and work in the building(s) and the things that must be done to avoid (or to lessen) the negative impact.
Some of the primary risks (the “consequences”) that are to be avoided or mitigated through management of the interior finishes are as follows:
Operations is about the day-to-day activities in the building that must be coordinated amongst different people with a variety of skills. Listed below are some of the things that should be considered in estimating the level-of-effort to directly operate (or indirectly care for) the sitework assets and the composition of the team that will be required.
Maintenance is work done to preserve the sitework assets over their useful service lives, without unforeseen repairs or major renewal. Included below is a summary of the things to consider for ongoing maintenance and periodic repairs of the different components of the sitework system.
Maintenance is focused on grounds keeping activities, such as weeding, pruning, mowing and fence painting. Site work assets can either be maintained by 3rd party contractors or building staff
Routine Maintenance Tasks
Seasonal Maintenance Tasks
Major Maintenance Tasks
Repairs to sitework assets consist mainly of relevelling uneven surfaces and carrying out localized repairs.
The maintenance and care of the site work assets is focused primarily on vehicular and pedestrian routes across the property as this is where there are the highest concentrations of people.
The Sitework system is principally subject to physical degradation and is not susceptible to any forms of obsolescence. This means that major components are eventually replaced when they are physically deteriorated beyond an acceptable point.
Effective financial management requires an approach that considers the different building systems in an integrated way.
Listed below are some common examples of retrofits with this system.
Trees can have an impact on the internal temperature of buildings and resultant energy costs to cool or heat spaces. While shading opportunities that can potentially reduce cooling costs in the summer months, the close proximity of trees to buildings can increase maintenance costs by having to remove vegetation that is shed onto roofs and staining of exterior surfaces.
Fig. Asphalt paving and draw gate.
Fig. Conceptual representation of the interconnected systems in buildings.
Fig. Distribution of short-life, medium-life and long-life assets within each of the eight primary physical systems. The sitework system contains some of the most durable assets.
Fig. The maintenance plan organized by system across a 12-month cycle.
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