Five Steps for Facility Condition Assessments

by Marc Lopez and Rob Forney

Featured in Health Facilities Management

A detailed understanding of a facility can help to prioritize future building investments

Leaders and staff of Veterans Administration (VA) facilities are extraordinarily dedicated and committed to their mission. They put their hearts and souls into serving the health care needs of Veterans and the facilities that support this care delivery.

This passion explains how much they rely on consultants to help monitor the effectiveness and safety of their facilities. In a facility condition assessment (FCA), a team of trained industry professionals — typically architects and engineers — analyzes the condition of a facility and prepares recommendations that may include remediation or replacement of one or more structures. Like other organizations, the VA uses the FCA to justify, prioritize and secure funding for capital improvement projects. For the complete article: Click here.

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