Whether you’re investigating the best site to begin your project, looking to develop a master facility plan, develop facility maintenance plans, analyzing constructability or space allocation issues, outsourcing project management, or wanting to coordinate move-ins for occupants, TCU Consulting Services’ facility services offers the experience and expertise you need for success. We offer the reviews, studies, models, plans, support staff and recommendations that provide a client with the resources they need to make the important decisions related to their facilities.
Facilities Assessment Services
TCU utilizes the broad technical experience of its staff of architects, engineers and construction professionals to perform an analysis of the condition of a client’s facilities. Facilities may vary in age, design, construction type and materials. The assessments include walk-through inspections, data collection, systems modeling, and specific additional analysis as required by a client.
TCU develops an extensive report on each facility that includes a summary narrative, drawings, and photographs that detail the conditions observed, the current facility conditions and the needed repairs. The report assesses both current deficiencies and building system life-cycle costs.
TCU analyzes building and systems components including: site, roof, exterior, structural, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, fire and safety, technology, conveyances, specialties and cosmetic. The needs are then prioritized into five categories: current, 1 year, 2-3 years, 3-5 years and enhancements. By defining systems, priorities and projected costs, TCU’s clients can properly plan and budget for the required facility maintenance expenses.
Facilities Management Services
Just as TCU provides clients and their organizations the additional experience and expertise needed for Construction Program Management, TCU can also provide its clients with the facilities management resources they may not have on staff. TCU’s management systems for facilities maintenance allow a client’s staff to focus on higher priority, operational issues without losing sight of the long-term maintenance objectives.
TCU works with its clients to determine the capacity and capabilities of its current staff, to identify external resources that might be needed to supplement current staff and to develop a performance model that improves the client’s maintenance management and operational efficiencies.
TCU does not provide maintenance activities to clients but oversees and manages the overall maintenance activities in accordance with a developed facility management plan.
Facility Condition Index
TCU worked on a very tight timeframe and exceeded the district’s planning needs to provide a Facility Condition Assessment, Comprehensive Assessment of student demographics, a build out analysis, enrollment projects, education specifications, site analysis and programming for a new high school.
— Karen T. DeLano, Auburn City Schools Superintendent