The Problem

Companies can spend over 50 percent of their property maintenance funds on maintenance and repair (M&R) of buildings. It is difficult to allocate these funds optimally without structured, objective condition rating and functionality rating procedures, component remaining service life determinations, and easily developed work plans. The large number of buildings on installations increases the difficulty of budgeting effectively and allocating funds to areas that most urgently need attention. In addition, it is difficult to establish effective preventive maintenance programs, or set work priorities. Without objectivity in work planning, cost-effective M&R programs cannot be sustained, and mission-support capabilities, quality of life and past investment in facilities are jeopardized.

The Technology

  • Full facility asset lifecycle management with UNIFORMAT II inventory structure
  • Repeatable and standardized distress inspection methodology.
  • Knowledge-based inspection planning uses projected condition and business rules to schedule inspections only when needed.
  • Condition indicies calculated simultaneously at the system, building, site and organizational levels.
  • Create customized standards for conditions that generate work plans.
  • Includes a mobile data capture and inspection tool that operates without internet connectivity.
  • Strategic budget planning with maintenance tasks, project prioritization and funding rules for up to 10 years.

The lifecycle curve below shows how BUILDER predicts the Condition Index (CI) and Remaining Service Life (RSL). Each item in a building (e.g., every furnance, carpet, door, etc.) has its own lifecycle. As these items age, their Condition Index tracks downward along the curve. Automatically updated every day, the CI is always current. BUILDER also automatically adjusts the curve each time there in an inspection.

In the diagram, you can see how an inspection revised the curve, and extended the predicted RSL by three years. With this method, BUILDER forecasts far into the future, predicting when each item will require repair or replacement.

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The Benefits

  • Open data architecture for custom reports and on-demand inventory exports.
  • Proven methodology based on decades of Army Corps of Engineers research.
  • Cost effective licensing model with unlimited users.
  • Re-inspections can be done during preventative maintenance rounds, using in-house staff at a lower cost.
  • Flexible data hosting options, including cloud application managed in a highly secure infrastructure.
  • BUILDER data is owned by the client, fully portable.
The short introductory video below is to familiarize organizational decision makers on the capabilities and advantages of using the BUILDER software. 

Please contact us to schedule a demonstration and request pricing information.