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Total Cost of Ownership Work Group Co-chairs


Doug Christensen
In Memoriam


Dana "Deke" Smith
DKS, Inc.


Ana Thiemer
University of Texas - Austin


In late 2015, APPA Standards and Codes Council (ASCC) created the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Work Group to begin working on the proposed APPA 1000: Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Facilities Asset Management, will establish a common framework for owners of facilities assets to identify and more effectively track and manage costs of a facility, building, or supporting infrastructure or assets over the full life cycle, by utilizing TCO principles. The framework would forecast investment needs and simplify data decision requirements by creating and utilizing a standard data set for purposes of maintaining a financially sustainable future for all asset investments.

The work group members were selected from a list of over 140 interested parties. In late March 2016, the work group met via conference call to review the development process outlined by the co-chairs. The work group was divided into four (4) subworkgroups; Assets, Cost, Strategy, and Trust. These subwork groups meet on a regular schedule. A presentation of the work was given during Tuesday's plenary at the 2016 APPA Annual Conference in Nashville. To view the video click here.


Asset Subworking Group

Cost Subworking Group

Bob Askerlund, Salt Lake Community College, co-leader
Jack Dempsey, JACOBS, co-leader
David Handwork, Arkansas State University
Richard Keane, Cummins, Inc.
Randy Ledbetter, Ledbetter Associates
Glenda Mayo, University of North Carolina – Charlotte
Duane Hickling, Hickling & Associates - co-leader
Jim Whitaker, International Facility Management Association (IFMA) - co-leader
Mike Gebeke, University of Birmingham
Stephen Harris, UT - Texas
Roger Grant, National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)
Chuck Mies, Autodesk


Strategy Subworking Group

Trust Subworking Group

Mike Dell’Isola, Faithful + Gould, co-leader
Tom Harkenrider, Soka University of America, co-leader
Cameron Christensen, CUNY College of Staten Island
Tom Smith, University of Wisconsin
Bill Hunt, GSA, PBS office of Design and Construction
Wayne Stopplemoor, Schneider Electric
Darryl Boyce, Carlton University, co-leader
Greg Ceton, CSI, co-leader
Nancy Johnson, Facility Matters LLC
Bill Brodt, NASA
Robert Quirk, UC Consultant

For more information on this project please contact Billie Zidek at 703-542-3846 or via email at billie@appa.org.