Accession Number:

ADA300400

Title:

Development of Condition Indexes for Building Exteriors.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Report Date:

1995-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

The Armys significant annual investment about 1.1 billion in building maintenance and repair MR dictates that facility managers use some simple, practical condition assessment method to identify and prioritize maintenance requirements for all buildings. The U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories USACERL is developing the BUILDER Engineered Management System EMS, a microcomputer-based decision support system specifically designed to standardize and add structure to the maintenance management of military buildings, but also generally applicable to all public and private buildings. BUILDER will use an objective, repeatable condition assessment method-in the form of condition indexes-to help facility managers 1 assess current conditions, 2 predict future conditions, 3 establish deterioration rates, 4 determine and prioritize current and long range MR needs, 5 formulate budgets, and 6 measure the effectiveness of MR. BUILDER will require condition indexes for all the componentmaterial combinations that comprise the many diverse building systems. This study developed the methodology to derive the needed condition indexes for exterior closure systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE