As we kick off the month and employees begin returning to workplace offices, property owners are facing new challenges in safely managing property portfolios. Workplace sanitation requirements are a necessity, social distancing protocols are being implemented, and in some cases, buildings have been shuttered for months. Now is the perfect time to review the physical condition of your facilities and plan for future operational costs. For example, sanitation measures require careful and thoughtful procedures within employee workspaces and building infrastructures alike, especially in historic buildings. Using harsh chemicals on already failing or corroded surfaces could decrease the lifespan of building components unnecessarily. Additionally, with the current uncertainty surrounding brick and mortar institutions, a keen eye is being focused on fiscal budgeting through 2021. AEI’s services are designed to provide end-to-end solutions for planning, managing, design, construction, and administration of real property.
An uncrowded facility offers a prime view of your building allowing an engineer or architect to view building systems, façades, and mechanical installations which may have been harder to access previously, with a full office or an industrial facility running at peak operation. AEI’s capital planning services provide an opportunity to catalogue the building systems and evaluate the equipment in service; assessing the condition and remaining useful life, and allowing for costing-out of the maintenance, replacement, or enhancement of building systems. Facility Condition Assessments (FCAs) can be tailored to the exact needs of our clients. AEI Consultants maintains industry standards while focusing on real property components uniquely important to each individual property owner or investor.
Our reports are created from information accrued through a fully customizable technology platform, providing real time and accessible data that is passed through to our clients. This data can then be transitioned into a computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) allowing for rapid response in maintenance management and/or asset management software.
Capital planning, as part of an FCA, is a major step toward improving an asset management’s teams performance of a facility or a portfolio of buildings. Strategic planning can range from a quick overview of safety or immediate needs, to short term one- to three-year projections, or even longer-term studies of 10 to 30+ years. AEI’s team has cross-functional experience in various building system disciplines ranging from Architecture, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, HVAC Systems, Energy Analysis Engineering, Roofing and Envelope, Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems, ADA Compliance Engineering, and Vertical Transportation.
Our recent most pressing service requests have come from: Municipalities, Hospitals and Medical Facilities, Commercial Office and Retail, Multifamily, and Warehouse/Distribution/Transportation. For information regarding additional services related to our FCA offerings, please visit our website at AEI Capital Planning. With workplace safety concerns at an all-time high now is the perfect time to implement a Facility Condition Assessment – before employees return to the workplace and before business processes create access restrictions for high value building systems. Let AEI Consultants take one thing off your plate and help you budget for the new year. We’re here to keep your business and your facilities running smoothly.