In the college and university environment, facility condition index (FCI) is an analytical method to benchmark the condition of its buildings and infrastructure. For the government, it is building evaluation report (BER), but without a comparable benchmark method to FCI. Both are attempts to build a facility management strategy to contribute to the vision and mission of the college, university, or government facility. Unfortunately for other institutions and industries, there are no such standardized processes that come close to mirroring these data collection and solution planning tools.
Recently a roundtable session was held with our construction management partner to discuss facility assessments. Several individuals responsible for facility management at surrounding colleges and universities were invited. Four agenda items were "put-on-the-table" in this open forum. These were: