ERIC Number: ED448576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-May
Higher Education Vertical Infrastructure Maintenance Planning.
Weidner, Theodore J.
To assist higher education facility officers in documenting their financial needs for renewing and renovating existing physical facilities, this study examined the accuracy against observed conditions of the tools used to identify vertical infrastructure maintenance needs in a large public university. Data developed for U.S. Army facilities is utilized in three different ways to identify whether such data will be accurate in higher education facilities. The application methods explored are selected to utilize as much data as possible that is familiar to non-technical people while still providing a reasonable reflection of changing annual needs. The selected funding needs model is accurate within 10 percent, a similar level of error when compared to the physical assessment techniques used. The model is also useful for planning purposes to identify future resource needs and documenting costs for overhead charges. Appendices contain a building maintenance database report and building evaluation form. (Contains 84 references.) (GR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.