Facility managers are managing more buildings with less staff and budget than ever before. With many buildings to oversee, and less personnel available to stay current, it has become critical to develop organized methods for tracking past, current, and future building repairs. Facility managers are required to keep careful track of detailed repair histories and recommended repairs while managing current and projected costs. A formal roof management plan (RMP) can assist in day-to-day operations and long-term planning.
The purpose of a well-defined RMP is to establish current and long-term budgeting for roof repairs/replacement. Facility managers are often expected to estimate the type, and more importantly, the cost of repairs necessary not only for the next year but often for the next five to ten years. They seldom have the resources necessary to evaluate their roofs on a yearly basis and are forced to make educated guesses regarding the types of repairs or replacements needed, based on the roofs’ history and age. The presenter will discuss how formal facility management plans (FMP) can assist in day-to-day operations and long-term planning. Case studies will also be presented.