BPS Partners With Facility Optimization Solutions to Leverage Data for Efficient Capital Planning
By Space Coast Daily // September 6, 2020
Brevard Public Schools planning for long-term maintenance, renewal of facilities
Facility Optimization Solutions: Strategic Physical Asset Management for Brevard Public Schools
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Partnering with Facility Optimization Solutions of CannonDesign, the Department of Facilities Planning and Board of Education of Brevard Public Schools has completed a facility condition assessment, asset inventory and capital planning software implementation.
Strategic facilities capital planning begins with the right tools and data.
For Brevard Public Schools, this meant properly understanding and analyzing deferred maintenance and capital renewal needs that were critical to their capital improvement program and sales surtax planning.
Brevard Public Schools is the 49th largest district in the U.S. and the ninth-largest district in Florida. In an effort to ensure the best experience for the community, the district is strategically planning for the long-term maintenance and renewal of its facilities.
To deliver the most informed decisions possible, the district recognized they needed an asset management and capital planning solution.
Brevard Public Schools trusted Facility Optimization Solutions to provide this solution that allowed the school district to create and maintain a comprehensive physical asset database, identify deferred maintenance and capital projects with accurate cost data, and develop budgets for strategic long-term renewal and replacement.
As a nationwide leader in physical asset management consulting, Facility Optimization Solutions shares their clients’ passion for providing and maintaining the highest quality facilities in an efficient and fiscally responsible manner.
“We helped them engage a data-driven approach,” Sue Hann, Brevard Public Schools Assistant Superintendent of Facilities Planning.
The board allowed her to invest in a facility condition assessment project that is really unprecedented, which led them to have a stronger asset management program.
“This document is very inclusive, very detailed…this is a living, breathing document that will guide our work going into the future and we’re very excited. It’s made us a much stronger organization and we have much better data going forward to base our decisions on,” said Hahn when viewing the final report deliverables.
Facility Optimization Solutions has a successful history of working with educational institutions, utilizing a consistent and proven assessment process.
In the last five years, Facility Optimization Solutions has performed over 500 million square feet of facility condition assessments and is ranked by World Architecture 100 as #2 worldwide for facility management services by an AE firm.
Facility Optimization Solutions of CannonDesign is a multidisciplinary physical asset management and strategic planning practice within a globally ranked design and construction firm dedicated to providing solutions and data-driven recommendations across the country.
Founded in 2009 by Joe Cassata, the practice is an experienced provider of both professional services and software solutions, with expertise in the higher education, PK-12, healthcare, and county/civic markets.
To assist in accomplishing these achievements, FOS designed and developed the industry-leading FOScore® platform, an all-in-one assessment, cost-estimating, asset tagging, reporting, capital planning and strategic budgeting tool.