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City of Houston

Project Description

Bovay Engineers International in coordination with Parson’s examined the overall state of the City of Houston’s facilities assets. The Bovay team surveyed various buildings for the city and during each assessment every component was evaluated through visual inspection including interviews with maintenance and key department personnel.

The following elements were surveyed and analyzed: ADA, Energy Management System requirements, HVAC, Electrical, Life Safety, Fire Protection, Architectural (Interior) Plumbing, Asbestos/Lead Paint, and Special Equipment.

Assessments result in the following:
  • Summarize and analyze current asset condition. This will include providing complete narratives of each facility and site element, assessment assumptions, and detailed findings of the in‐field condition assessment work.
  • Provide a description of each specific building, major system, site, or utility surveyed, including a summary of any recommended upgrades to each building.
  • Identify the capital and expense cost, including life cycle costs for the creation of 5 year incremental, 20‐year budget plans.
  • Identify and prioritize existing deferred maintenance and deficient conditions that will take into account such things as health and life safety issues, operation of the building systems, building integrity, functionality and operations.
  • Identify and document any specific deficiencies and state and local building code requirements.
  • Calculate the facility condition index (FCI) and current replacement value (CRV) for each facility