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2019 Code Talker Archives

July/August 2019 – Make a Difference: Be Part of the TeamMay/June 2019 – Leveraging ASHRAE Standards for Facilities Operational SuccessMar/Apr 2019 – Scooting Around the Codes on CampusJan/Feb 2019 – The Development of ISO Standards for the Unique Needs of Facilities Management

APPA TCO Part 1 – Executive Summary

Facilities have become increasingly more complex as the needs of organizations, communities, individuals, and relationships transform to remain current with major trends in higher education, business enterprise, and commercial development.  Rising construction and operational costs, regulatory requirements, increasing competition to attract and retain personnel, increasing programmatic needs, more complex requirements, and technological developments create many […]

APPA TCO Part 2 Executive Summary

Demands on asset managers to maintain the mission of the organization while meeting the requirements of increasingly more diverse consumers, escalating budgetary realities, and the threat of failure from aging assets require an asset management professional’s response to be beyond the ‘business as usual’ model. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) brings a new strategy that […]

When are APPA TCO principles applied?

The optimum time for application of TCO occurs during the planning and design phase of procuring or building an asset.  TCO is applicable to both minimally and significantly impactful decisions.  Application is useful for identifying the location of the facility, to the configuration and massing decisions, to high-level material selections such as steel, concrete, or […]