ERIC Number: ED408875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
The Facilities Audit. A Process for Improving Facilities Conditions.
Kaiser, Harvey H.
The problems of deferred maintenance and decaying campus infrastructure have troubled higher education for the past two decades. This book, designed to be a tool for facilities managers, describes a process for inspecting and reporting conditions of buildings and infrastructure. The audit process is meant to be a routine part of maintenance management so that application of the techniques described can be part of predictive methods of determining facilities management requirements and capital renewal and replacements programs. The first chapter introduces the facilities audit covering its purpose, structure, uses, users, how it relates to capital asset management, terminology, and how to adapt it for local needs. The process of preparing for an audit is described in chapter 2 including the program, the conditions inspection process, and use of functional performance evaluations. Chapter 3 discusses the design of the audit including determining its scope, selecting the audit team, planning the inspection, and information requirements. Data collection is covered in the fourth chapter which discusses conducting inspections and the inspection report forms. Chapter 5 is on summarizing inspection results including evaluating the inspection program, preparing summary reports, and planning future audits. The sixth chapter is on the final step of the audit process, presentation of the audit to management and others. Chapter 7 describes capital renewal: putting the audit to work (capital renewal planning, project priorization, resource allocation, and funding/planning). The appendixes comprising half of the document provide 24 sample inspection forms and checklists. (Contains 140 references.) (JLC)
Descriptors: Building Operation, College Buildings, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Facilities Planning, Energy Management, Facilities Management, Higher Education, Inspection, Program Administration, School Maintenance, Supervision
APPA: The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers, 1446 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3492 ($45 members; $55 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers, Alexandria, VA.