What We Do
It all starts with a Facility Condition Assessment
A facility assessment consists of an overall inspection and building condition analysis. Beginning with building construction drawings, the inspectors can determine the current condition of the facilities’ foundation and walls, windows, roof and systems such as HVAC, plumbing, electrical, IT and utility services. The Facility Assessment will create a living document that provides the building owner with a comprehensive analysis of conditions, recommendations and a priority matrix for areas of improvement for the facility.
There is always one or two senior maintenance technicians who know the building better than anyone else. This is often referred to as “tribal knowledge.” It is a large undertaking, but recording this knowledge and institutionalizing the information is an important factor in creating a user’s manual for future stewards of the site.
From large projects to small, HUNT Property Solutions will complete a facility condition assessment to identify capital projects throughout the medical campus. We will digitally record and provide cost estimates for each project. The information will be input into Facility Assessment software to maintain a list of projects available for long term capital planning.
Focus on “Physical Indicators”
The cleanliness and aesthetics of a historic building are the key positive indicators to site visitors about the overall management of a facility. Water stains on the ceiling, cigarette butts or debris on the outside walkway, chipped paint on a handrail or window trim, or a broken gutter are all physical indicators that the facility may be suffering from deferred maintenance or worse. The diligence of the site staff is the first line of defense against complacency and demonstrates to all how a well-run institution is clean and efficient, both inside and out.