The Challenge: Every five years, N.C. school districts are required to complete the state-mandated Five-Year Facility Needs Survey The survey is typically released in September and due in early January — requiring a tight turnaround for often overburdened facilities departments that may not have the resources or process in place to efficiently complete the project. […]
BAISCA partnered with Firstfloor, a development company in the educational sector, to create a 40-Year Operations & Maintenance plan. The project resulted in the innovative design of a new approach to the operations and maintenance (O&M) of school facilities. The study included the cost of administration, capital replacement, scheduled maintenance and outsourced contracting for nearly […]
Over the course of several years, the WS/Forsyth County Schools system contracted BAISCA to perform building asset inventories and single component assessments. These projects included: Survey of the condition of sidewalks, primarily at high schools, to identify issues for maintenance and/or repair; Extensive analysis detailing the condition of covered walkways. BAISCA measured each walkway and […]
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) engaged BAISCA to lead an experiential program designed to teach students about environmental issues and energy conservation. Students participated in activities such as poster contests, community outreach and energy competitions — with the end goal of reducing energy consumption in their schools. The use of a web-based “dashboard” system equipped students with […]
After initial discussions with Board members and senior staff of The Children’s Home, BAISCA developed a proposed scope of work outlining consulting services divided into three separate proposals. The work included development of a Comprehensive Facilities Plan along with an Operations and Maintenance Assessment. Additionally, the Board was engaged in multiple discussions at the time […]
August 30, 2013: BAISCA Partners with SchoolDude
Cabarrus County schools in North Carolina requested and received capital funds in the 2013-14 budget to complete lighting retrofits where necessary among their 39 schools. Like many districts, they have schools still equipped with the older T12 style florescent fixtures, which are not energy efficient and are being phased out as mandated by the 2009 Department of Energy legislation.