When the City of Columbus’s Recreation and Parks Department formed the new Design and Construction Division, a facilities condition assessment was one of the Administrator’s first projects. Management chose to implement Ameresco’s AssetPlanner® capital planning software to develop their five-year Capital Improvement Plan and long term capital funding liabilities.
The project successfully created a data repository and reporting to capture the Department’s needs by establishing priorities, categorizing deferred maintenance, and identifying funding requests that — if fulfilled — would allow for the continued services offered by the 100 plus facilities in the portfolio.
“The saying ‘You can’t manage what you can’t measure’ is true. To craft a vision for the future of our parks, the Department must understand its needs. We need a database of all of our systems that shows lifecycle, risk, priority, and the dollars needed now and, in the future, to sustain our levels of service. With the facilities condition assessment data in AssetPlanner®, we can clearly see the investment needed to deliver the services that our public expects and requires.”
– James Miller
Department Administrator, Columbus Recreation and Parks
Buildings across Total Project Scope
Months to Complete Facility Condition Assessment for 100+ Buildings
The City of Columbus’s Recreation and Parks Department utilize the metrics and analytics from AssetPlanner® to:
- Understand funding needs to maintain and expand on the department portfolio now and in the future.
- Leverage the industry standard Facilities Condition Index (FCI) to identify the levels of deferred maintenance — at both a portfolio and building level.
- Set forward looking FCI targets to keep the Department’s assets, programs, and services available and equitably delivered for the future.
Recreation and Parks partnered with Ameresco’s team of Capital Creation Strategy® experts and AssetPlanner® software platform to complete their Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) in a mere 11 months’ time across their 100+ facility portfolio, capturing critical data and insights along the way. This capital planning software enabled the Department to develop their five-year Capital Improvement Plan and long-term capital funding liabilities.