Facility Condition Assessment (FCA)

Moravian College Bethlehem, PA



When Moravian's new Director of Facilities was hired to replace the previous director who had served for 30+ years, the College decided it would be an ideal time to conduct a Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) of the entire campus to help inform the new Director on the conditions of the campus.

Solution Details

The 47 buildings and athletic fields that were evaluated encompassed approximately 1.37M square feet. Our team carefully surveyed each facility, identifying and prioritizing repairs and improvements as well as quantifying the aggregate cost of deferred maintenance, capital improvements, and capital renewal liabilities, with costs projected over a ten-year period.

Recommended improvements included those related to the HVAC systems, with the majority addressing cooling related needs. Additional projects included fire alarm replacements, interior finishes and floor repairs, envelope repairs, and addressing older plumbing. Projects were ranked from priorities 1 through 5, with 1 being the most critical, to aid the College in planning and budgeting for improvements.

The most immediate needs included roof replacements, window replacements/restorations, air handling units and woodwork restoration. Components needing attention in some of the historic buildings on campus were over 100 years in age.

Data gathered during this assessment is stored in FM-Assistant, customized software that allows the College to view, manage, and update their data as projects are completed or reprioritized. Administrators and facilities managers are equipped with the information needed to make informed decisions and maximize the investment in their physical assets.

Careful planning assures that all of Moravian College's facilities – dating from 1748 to 2017 – will continue to serve students for decades to come.

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10 year view

1.3M square feet assessed