Facility Services Design Guide, University of Washington

MENG Analysis has led two studies with teams of independent architects, engineers, contractors, and specialists in the formal value analysis of the University’s facility design guidelines. One of the issues analyzed in the study was whether or not the Facility Services Design Guide (formerly known as the FDI Manual) is imposing extraordinary costs on the construction of new or remodeled facilities. The VA team modeled both first costs and life cycle costs for typical recently-constructed UW facilities and compared them to lesser-cost alternatives for all of the buildings’ major systems.

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