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4 Condition Assessment as a Maintenance Management Tool
Pages 21-24

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... Comprehensive assessment programs that address entire buildings and multiple buildings may be simple, visual, walk-through-type assessments, or they may be in-depth studies, using a variety of technical diagnostic techniques. In general, the scope of condition assessments must be designed to meet the information requirements of the property owner or manager.
From page 22...
... Interpretation may range from straightforward moisture problems caused by leaks to complex interpretation of risks associated with toxic materials, mechanical or electrical system performance, intelligent control systems, structural loading, or fire safety. Such knowledge may be gained initially through experience and training in the building trades or through university education.
From page 23...
... Standardization improves data reliability and allows flaws, gaps, or inconsistencies in the data collection process to be detected more easily. More standardized assessment programs also may become more useful to the entire community of building owners or managers as a basis for statistical analysis and subsequent development of better management models for building systems maintenance.
From page 24...
... et al., The Decaying American Camous: A Tickine Time Bomb, Alexandria, Va., APPA, 1986. State of North Carolina, FacilitY Condition Evaluation and Maintenance Planning Program, DSA Group of N.C., Inc., for the State Construction Office, Department of Administration, Raleigh, N.C., 2nd draft report, May 20, 1988.

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