1) Since the advent of the Facilities Sustainment Model in the Department of Defense, facilities managers and public works officers have had more money, and been able to expend more on vital maintenance and repairs than ever before. This is due to the financial community’s understanding that requests for funds are based on hard facts, not subjective opinions.
2) For more two decades, R&K has provided the Department of Defense with the cost basis for long range facility maintenance and repairs. The essence of this has been the facility sustainment model (FSM), and related sustainment unit costs published as the Unified Facilities Criteria, UFC 3-701-01. This guide lists objective repair and maintenance costs for over 400 types of buildings, utilities and other facilities, with detailed sources based upon commercial experience, and fully auditable.
3) Using these unit costs as a guide, and employing both area cost multipliers and auditable inflation factors, facility maintenance and repair costs can be projected five to six year into the future, allowing the Facility Manager to propose a future budget based on:
• Requirements that are auditable by (and objective to) financial managers
• Commercial experience
• Current and future six year range
4) R&K also provides a degradation model, comparing the modeled maintenance and repair requirement with the organization's budget, demonstrating the effect of under-funding (or over-funding) requirements.
Analysis of facility and component costs supports:
• Life cycle management of facilities, including acquisition, operations and maintenance, and disposal
• Development of appropriate organizational policies and procedures for each phase of the facility life cycle
• Estimated planning-level costs of facilities, including acquisition, operations and maintenance, and disposal
• Evaluation of requirements and development of long-range and short-range acquisition plans to meet your business needs