ERIC Number: ED219036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Facilities Audit Workbook: A Self-Evaluation for Higher Education.
Kaiser, Harvey H.
The purpose and scope of a facilities audit and steps in conducting an audit are outlined, and facility ratings forms that can be used in the process are included. The audit is presented as a part of the comprehensive facilities management approach, and the users and different audit uses are also addressed. The audit design phase includes deciding who should be on the audit team, what facilities they should cover, the time frame involved, and the use of consultants. The next phase includes designing the plan, data collection, and data analysis. The third phase of a facilities audit is the presentation of findings. Attention is directed to: how audit findings should be summarized, priorities for repair and renovation projects, planning of the final presentation, and gaining support for the recommendations. Additional considerations are as follows: using outside consultants, rating the facilities, a comprehensive versus a condensed audit, and cost analyses or proposed projects. The proposed procedures outlined in the workbook: can be used in the field without extensive training, can be used without consultant assistance, can be used by any institution, and is based on a manual tabulation of data that can readily be adapted to automated data processing. The proposed system provides a functional analysis of facilities and data that can be used for setting and justifying priorities. It also inspects buildings by components on the basis of a physical analysis and indicates conditions that can serve as a base for future surveys. Appendices include a list of room use categories and building type characteristics, information alternative methodologies, and a bibliography. (SW)
Descriptors: College Buildings, Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Facilities Planning, Facilities Management, Facility Case Studies, Facility Improvement, Facility Inventory, Facility Utilization Research, Higher Education, Repair, Research Design, Self Evaluation (Groups), Space Classification
Association of Physical Plant Administrators, Eleven Dupont Circle, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20036 (Nonmembers, $20.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Telephone and Telegraph Co., New York, NY.; International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.; Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.; Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.