All buildings require regular attention to ensure that they function properly and retain long-term viability. Aside from regular annual maintenance a significant challenge to proper stewardship of a facility is identifying, planning for and addressing deferred maintenance projects. Typically these needs occur on a cycle of 3-10 years and are generally outside of maintenance covered by annual operating expenses. Some projects may also require work by multiple subcontractors and even involve trade or building permits.
Understanding how to effectively and efficiently identify, track, and budget for these needs is important to ensure that small scale projects do not become significant concerns that can impact your ability to use your facilities. Recognizing that your facilities are an integral component of your primary mission is key to integrating a deferred maintenance program in a way that is beneficial and sustainable. Contact us to discuss how we could work with you towards improving an approach to stewardship .