Higher Education Comparable Framework Study

 

 

MENG Analysis has been the State’s exclusive consultant for the Higher Education Facility Preservation Study since 2002. The goal of this on-going project is to focus on facility preservation for state-owned facilities. Utilizing a variety of facility condition systems and data provided by statewide institutions, MENG Analysis was responsible for developing and verifying a comparable framework capable of generating parametric estimates of maintenance and repair backlogs for each institution. This comparable framework establishes planning for facility renewal of over 52 million square feet of Washington State higher education facilities.

 

Year
2002
2005
2007
2009
# of facilities
60
60
34
48
Total SF surveyed
3,608,267
3,947,696
2,267,135
2,471,420

 

 

The Comparable Framework is now managed by the State Legislature and the Governor’s Office of Financial Management as a tool for evaluating capital budget requests. MENG Analysis’ work included a series of facility condition assessments (FCA) (e.g. 2002, 2006, 2008, and 2010), which was based upon a sampling of recent capital requests to validate condition data provided by each institution.   This led to the evolution of all institutions collecting data using the standardized systems-based condition survey methodology developed by MENG Analysis. The consistency of data now generated by institutions and confirmed by sample field surveys has produced a highly respected and statistically validated reporting for state policy makers.

 
Facility Condition Assessments included:
  • Multidisciplinary teams
  • Customized FCA survey forms and data entry
  • Cost analyses
  • Photographs of deficiencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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