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Cost Planning and Estimating for Facilities Maintenance

ISBN: 978-0-87629-419-2
496 pages
May 1996
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This comprehensive reference covers all aspects of cost planning and estimating for facilities maintenance: 
  • A comprehensive approach to M & R planning and budgeting for all major building types in the private and public sector
  • Expert advice on M & R requirements for building components
  • Easy-to-follow tips & examples on assembly costs into a defensible budget
  • Understanding operating costs and exploring opportunities for improvement 
  • Building a maintenance and repair cost profile 
  • Addresses 10 major building types, including corporate, hospitals, offices, more
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Table of Contents


Preface & Acknowledgements.

Part 1: Facilities Operations Planning.

Chapter 1: The Building Proforma.

Chapter 2: Capital Planning.

Chapter 3: Maintenance Outsourcing.

Chapter 4: Benchmarking Facility Maintenance.

Chapter 5: Computerized Maintenance Management Systems.

Chapter 6: Codes and regulations.

Part 2: Maintenance Requirements by Building Component.

Chapter 7: Foundations, Substructures, and Superstructures.

Chapter 8: Roofing.

Chapter 9: Interior Finishes.

Chapter 10: Conveying Systems.

Chapter 11: Mechanical Systems.

Chapter 12: Electrical.

Chapter 13: Landscaping.

Part 3: Estimating and Budgeting Maintenance Costs.

Chapter 14: Using Means Facilities Maintenance & Repair Cost Data.

Chapter 15: Maintenance & Repair Estimating.

Chapter 16: Preventive & Predictive Maintenance Estimating.

Chapter 17: General Maintenance Estimating.

Chapter 18: Value Engineering: Continued Maintenance vs. Capital Improvements.

Chapter 19: Deferred Maintenance.

Chapter 20: Reserve Funds.

Part 4: Special Maintenance Considerations by Building Type.

Chapter 21: Apartment Buildings and Condominiums.

Chapter 22: Educational Facilities.

Chapter 23: Health Care Facilities (Hospitals and Clinics)

Chapter 24: Historic Buildings.

Chapter 25: Hotels and Convention Centers.

Chapter 26: Museums and Libraries.

Chapter 27: Manufacturing Facilities.

Chapter 28: Office Buildings.

Chapter 29: Retail Facilities.

Part 5: Putting It All Together.

Chapter 30: The Maintenance Budget.



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Author Information

About the Authors:

Phillip DiChiara, CFM, CHE, Associate VP Clinical & Support Services, Boston's Beth Israel Hospital.

William Rowe, AIA, PE, Principal, William Rowe Associates, an A/E firm specializing in building system design and property and facility management.

Pieter van der Have, Director of Plant Operations., University of Utah.

Jim Armstrong, Senior Project Engineer at Shooshanian Engineering in Boston, and former Facilities Director for the Boston Museum of Science and Colby-Sawyer College.

Jack Probasco and David Marsh, Principals, Comprehensive Facilities Planning, Inc.

Dan Hounsell, Managing Editor, Maintenance Solutions magazine.

Lisa Macklin, Facilities Planner, Ohio State University.

Chris Keller, Principal, Integrated Data Solutions, Inc.

Christopher Park, AIA Assoc., Manager, and Mark Peacock, Senior Manager, Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group, Detroit.

Ken Brzozowski, MS, Ph.D., ASTM, AFE, Director of Research & Development for Hickman Systems.

Charles Stuart, CPM, Founder, The Replacement Reserve Report.

William Steele, Principal, Enviro-Management & Research (vibration analysis and thermography).

John Corcoran, VP of Service, Schindler Elevator Corp.

John Maas, ASLA, Landscape Architect, and Al Young, Software Engineer.

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