Serving Public School Facility Administrators
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    Meeting Local, State, and Federal Requirements

    BAISCA can design client based "Building Asset Inventories" to assist Facility Departments in becoming compliant with new and existing requirements at all schools.

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    Evaluating Similar Conditions

    In the aftermath of an unexpected incident, BAISCA is ready to conduct inventories and assessments throughout the district to assist facility administrators in providing safe, secure, and healthy environments.

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    Managing the Consumption of Natural Resources

    BAISCA can assist Energy Managers with all types of “Building Asset Inventories” to support resource conservation programs with HVAC, lighting, irrigation, and water heating systems.

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    Defining Scope of Work

    BAISCA can develop a “Single Component Assessment” that will provide accurate information for specific items at multiple locations helping the district avoid cost overruns and delays.

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    Providing Equal Educational Opportunities

    By having accurate information regarding the presence of, or status of upgrades for specific building assets in each school, BAISCA can help facility administrators narrow the gap between the “haves and the have-nots”.


    Preparing for the Worst

    By preparing inventories and assessments of critical equipment such as fire alarms, intrusion detection, communications, or surveillance systems, BAISCA can help districts insure all schools are prepared for emergencies.

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    Aligning Existing Conditions with Future Requirements

    BAISCA can design a Single Component Assessment for your district that will provide accurate and current data as a critical link to the overall Capital Improvement Plan.

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    Building Support for Funding

    By providing accurate, field-verified information on a district wide basis, BAISCA can assist Facility Departments with documentation for line item funding requests.

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    Avoiding the Consequences of Failure

    BAISCA can assist facility administrators with implementation of PM programs by collecting accurate, field-verified information for individual maintenance items on a district wide basis.

North Carolina Fails to Pass Legislation Requiring School Districts to Test Drinking Water for Lead

Prompted by the 2016 discovery of lead contamination in Flint, Michigan’s water supply many states including North Carolina introduced bills to test drinking water in schools for lead. The 2016-2017 legislature introduced HB 1074 which died in committee and it appears likely that HB 169 will meet the same fate during the 2017-2018 session. Plumbing systems in school buildings constructed prior to 1986 may have lead solder joints that leach into drinking water presenting a health hazard to children. Several school districts in North Carolina have adopted a proactive stand and moved forward with testing.

3 Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in SchoolsBAISCA has followed this issue closely and developed a program to assist school districts that may be considering a Lead in Drinking Water Testing program. It is our belief that districts should closely follow testing protocol and other guidance offered by the EPA document “3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools”. We have several copies on hand and will be pleased to send one to your district upon request.

We can help you develop a testing plan that includes:

  • Educating district leadership and staff.
  • Identification of certified testing labs
  • A third party sampling strategy (or use of district personnel to save cost)
  • Model communications to all stakeholders.
  • If necessary, remediation strategies

Learn more about how BAISCA is prepared to help your school district move forward with a Lead in Drinking Water Testing program.

Contact Andrew LaRowe at  336-409-4694 or email

BAISCA LogoBAISCA specializes in the collection of data and the development of reports related to facility issues in school districts. Our field technicians will visit each school, or selection of schools, within a district to collect data about a specific building component or issue. A summary report ready for the Board or Leadership Staff is delivered to the district immediately following the collection of field data along with all backup data in electronic format.