Facility Condition Assessments & Master Plans

Facility condition assessments are a core component of our capital construction management process.  Our staff has conducted hundreds of assignments and will provide you with a detailed report that will be clear, accurate and an independent 3rd party review of your building.

A formal facility condition assessment is one of the keys to solving infrastructure issues and ensures that money is spent efficiently.  We provide a professional team of engineers, architects and technical staff with experience in a wide range of building types including historic properties.

Our specialized inspections include Deferred Maintenance Assessments, Asset Management, Forensic Engineering and Capital Reserve Reports.

Buildings are standardized, so neither is our approach to scoping the services you may need;  we will modify our inspection services to meet your exact needs to produce a high-quality report and recommendations.

Our suite of assessment services includes:

  • Structural / Building Envelope
  • Foundation / Roof Systems
  • Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing
  • BOMA  Area Calculations
  • Fire & Life Safety Systems
  • Code Compliance / ADA Compliance
  • Sustainable / Maintainable Analysis
  • Pavement and Drainage
  • Site Conditions
  • Parking Garages

Our expertise includes:

  • Fire Stations
  • Industrial Buildings
  • K-12 Schools
  • Higher Educations
  • Libraries
  • Medical Buildings
  • Office Buildings
  • Historic Buildings & Bridges

Facility Master Plans

For clients requiring inspections of more than one building, our team can provide a campus wide Master Plan with 5 year, 10 year and 20 years visions to assist owners plan renovations and construction budgets and schedules to meet the needs of their organization and community.

We will use our four step process which will assure a flexible and implementable facility assessment report that will be based on the specific and unique considerations of your needs.  Our technical approach will be specifically tailored to the needs of the City of Lakewood for this building.

facility master plan 4 step process

 

Historic Building Assessments

The F&D team is fully certified to provide inspection services of historic properties pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) which requires property owners to take into account the effects of renovations on historic properties. We have current experience with the process and can assist the owners of a historic property manage the complex regulations of SHPO and NHPA . Our expertise with Historic Structure Assessments has assisted municipalities and property owners identify strategies to rehabilitate and preserve these important structures for future generations to enjoy.

 

Garfield County Courthouse, Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Garfield Courthouse

The courthouse consists of four-stories with a half basement for a total of about 83,350 sf. The original south part of the Glenwood Springs Courthouse was built in 1928 and was designed by Robert K. Fuller, a well-known architect in Colorado who designed many notable schools and public buildings around the state in the 1920s and 1930s. The F&D team provided the county with an in-depth facility assessment of the structure that will allow the county to phase renovation and maintenance updates so that the building will be comfortable and efficient for County staff and be able to effectively serve the community. The facility assessment included inspection of structure and systems, ADA accessibility, security and fire systems, cost estimating, and recommended solutions for repairs and issues.

 

 

The Henry Building, Rifle, Colorado

The Henry Building

The Henry building is a prominent building in downtown Rifle as it was constructed circa 1910. This 15,000 sf building was originally a saddle and tack manufacturing facility, later became a JC Penny’s, and is currently the County’s western location for the Garfield County Clerk and Recorder. F&D conducted a full facility assessment including accessibility issues, mechanical systems, and an evaluation of the spatial qualities of the building for future uses.

 

 

 

Mountain View Building, Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Mountain View

The Mountain View building is a 7,040 sf, two-story building built in 1935 as the Garfield County Hospital by Robert K. Fuller. Today, it is Garfield County’s eastern location for the Public Health department. F&D conducted a thorough facility assessment of the structure that included a structural analysis, a full building systems inspection, an analysis of energy efficiency issues and ADA compliance, and an evaluation of the current interior spatial qualities of the building. Recommended solutions were provided that discussed maintenance issues, building updates that would enhance energy efficiency, safety, and ADA compliance, and more efficient interior space layouts that would benefit the County staff and the community members that utilize the building and its services.

 

 

The Wolff House, Boulder, Colorado

Wolff

The Wolff House is a stunning Georgian Revival house that was designed and built in 1883 for a local newspaper writer and horticulturist. It is a City of Boulder Historic Landmark and carries a rich history. F&D provided a facility assessment of failing roof rafters, exterior weathering, and building systems issues. Our recommended solutions provided the HOA with suggestions on how to structurally reinforce the roof support system as well as recommendations for exterior renovations and utility issues.