Faithful+Gould Assesses the Structural Condition of the City of Santa Monica

LOS ANGELES, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Faithful+Gould (www.fgould.com), a U.S.-based construction consulting and program management firm, was recently selected by the City of Santa Monica, California, to conduct a detailed condition assessment, asset inventory and preventative maintenance program for 148 city-owned properties over a four-month timeframe.

According to the City Council, Faithful+Gould was selected for its winning combination of experience with providing facility consulting for other municipalities, distinguished references and extensive knowledge of the local area.  This comprehensive facility assessment for the City of Santa Monica recognizes the value of the more than 2,300 condition assessments Faithful+Gould has delivered in the U.S. with in the last five years.

Faithful+Gould Director Ben Dutton said, "Faithful+Gould is very excited to add the City of Santa Monica to our growing list of federal and state clients." He continues, "This award further demonstrates how clients are moving away from cursory level statistical facility condition assessment and more toward an overall comprehensive assessment and sustainable solution."

With the City's last assessment study completed more than 13 years ago, it is in need of a current evaluation of property portfolio. This facility condition assessment will help devise a capital plan for maintaining and improving the structures over time.  In developing the capital improvement and preventative maintenance program for the City, Faithful+Gould is preparing the logistics scenarios, schedules, realistic cost estimates and budgets to prioritize capital expenditure and preventative maintenance tasks over the life of the program.

The condition assessment is a part of Faithful+Gould's strategic facility consulting (SFC) service offering. The firm delivers its SFC services through iPlan™, a web-based, sustainable performance governance solution that enables the company to plan, capture and analyze information as it conducts the assessments and asset inventories for the City.  Faithful+Gould will use iPlan™ and the evaluation data to establish baseline metrics that it can use to measure and analyze the priorities to prepare a capital reinvestment program for infrastructure repair and renewal projects.

Comprised of five customizable components, Faithful+Gould's SFC service provides condition assessments, energy and environmental analysis, security and compliance audits, life cycle planning and sustainability consulting. Both public and private organizations benefit from this service by being able to proactively capture, manage and analyze raw property and operating data in a live, dynamic environment that changes just as facilities naturally do. With this ability to manage deficiencies and corrective actions, expected building component life cycles and replacement dates, projects and allocated funding, building owners can proactively manage budget and schedule based on physical, environmental, business and social priorities.

Please contact West Region Strategic Facility Consulting Lead, Dean Leonard in Faithful+Gould's Phoenix office at 602-445-3570 or dean.leonard@fgould.com for more information regarding Faithful+Gould's SFC service offering and project experience.

Faithful+Gould is a construction consultant and member of the WS Atkins group of companies (www.atkinsglobal.com).  As one of the world's leading total solutions providers for the built environment, Faithful+Gould has been providing support services to private companies and the public sector for more than 60 years.  The firm supplies services to clients in the aviation and transportation, commercial, education, energy, food and beverage, government, infrastructure, health care, hospitality and pharmaceutical industries. Headquartered in New York City, Faithful+Gould employs more than 500 professionals in nearly 20 cities throughout the U.S.  For additional information, please visit:  www.fgould.com.

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