Facility Condition Assessment

U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD




The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command’s (MRMC) mission is to ensure the U.S. Armed Forces remain in optimal health and are equipped to protect themselves from disease and injury, particularly on the battlefield. Headquartered at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland, the MRMC has subordinate installations, both across the United States, and internationally. Entech was awarded a $400,000 contract with the MRMC to perform an overall Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) of their command headquarters, and eight of the MRMC’s subordinate commands, including one international installation, located in Pirmasens, Germany.

Solution Details

The MRMC has a wide range of building types, but is primarily comprised of medical research laboratories and logistics facilities. The FCA surveyed over 120 buildings (3.2M+ sq.ft.), located across nine MRMC installations across seven states and one international installment in Pirmasens, Germany. Overall, $170.3 million in total project costs were identified with $25.9M (15.2%) of those projects classified as deferred maintenance. The overall Facility Condition Index (FCI) for the MRMC’s buildings was .043 – which falls within the “good” condition category. A primary goal of the MRMC’s FCA project was to get an overall view of the MRMC’s various facilities’ conditions and what projects and costs would be needed in the next 10 years to maintain those facilities. Our challenge was to centralize this information that needed to be collected from the nine MRMC installments located in Maryland, Alabama, Texas, Massachusetts, Colorado, Illinois, and Germany. Specialists from Entech visited each site, compiling reports on projects broken out by installation and by operating department (activity) within the MRMC of which there were 19, so the MRMC command could budget and assign costs, not only by building, but by department operating within that building. All of the FCA data and findings were imported and housed within our FM-Assistant database tool, customized to the MRMC’s needs, so they could report, budget, and manage project progress in real-time in a continuously updated and centralized location.

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120 buildings

3.2+ million sq./ft.

$170.3 million budgeted for projects

2 continents