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    2014 Facilities Condition & Educational Adequacy Assessment

    The facilities condition assessments rendered comprehensive reports on each of the major building systems, per UniFormat Level III system categories.  Systems were described and quantitative condition ratings were also ascribed to each building system.  Apparent major maintenance and repair deficiencies were also noted for each of the building systems.  Major maintenance and repairs were defined as deficiencies with greater than $3,000 in estimated raw materials and labor costs.  Furthermore, systems were evaluated for remaining useful life and deficiencies were estimated for systems expected to fail within a ten year period.

    The educational adequacy assessment included a review of previous reports and updated school capacity, configuration and environment criteria and each facility's ability to support specific educational programs.

    This report and its supporting data is intended as a tool for SPS facilities planners, community advisory groups, and district administrators as they make important capital planning decisions.

    The following links take you to each of the volumes of the final report:

    Volume I: Site Assessment Summary Reports and Project Cost Reports
    Volume II:  Facilities Summary Reports and Detailed Assessment Reports
    Volume III: Educational Adequacy Reports


    2009 Building Condition, Seismic, and Educational Adequacy Assessment

    In October 2008, Seattle Public Schools (SPS) commissioned MENG Analysis to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of 94 facilities for physical condition, seismic assessment, and 92 schools for educational adequacy assessment. The study was completed in May 2009. Following are brief descriptions of the study and a list of complete reports for each site. The detailed reports can be viewed by clicking the links below.

    The facilities condition assessments rendered comprehensive reports on each of the major building systems, per UniFormat Level III system categories.  Systems were described and quantitative condition ratings were also ascribed to each building system.  Apparent major maintenance and repair deficiencies were also noted for each of the building systems.  Major maintenance and repairs were defined as deficiencies with greater than $1,000 in estimated raw materials and labor costs.  Furthermore, systems were evaluated for remaining useful life and deficiencies were estimated for systems expected to fail within a ten year period.  The facility condition, seismic and educational adequacy assessments were coordinated by MENG Analysis and comprised of senior level facility planners, architectural, engineering, construction and cost estimating specialists with K-12 facility expertise and experience with SPS educational facilities.

    The educational adequacy assessment included a review of previous reports and updated school capacity, configuration and environment criteria and each facility's ability to support specific educational programs.  School closures were announced in January 2009 and several facilities were to be repurposed.  Assessments were revisited to incorporate such facility changes.

    This report and its supporting data is intended as a tool for SPS facilities planners, community advisory groups, and district administrators as they make important facility preservation decisions.

    Program Definition
    Site Educational Adequacy
    Program Spaces Education Adequacy
    Facilities Summary
    Facilities Inventory
    Site Assessment Summary
    Inventory Summary
    Detailed Assessment
    System Matrix by Site


    Subsystem Matrix Report

    Basement

    Superstructure

    Exterior Closure

    Roofing

    Interior Construction

    Interior Finishes

    Vertical Transportation

    Plumbing

    HVAC

    Fire Protection

    Electrical

    Equipment

    Furnishings

    Special Construction

    Site Improvements

    Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities

    Site Electrical Utilities

    Projected Major Maintenance

    Project Costs

    Seismic Mitigation (Structural Evaluation)


    2006 Facilities Condition Assessment

    In fall 2005, Seattle Public Schools commissioned MENG Analysis to conduct a comprehensive survey of the District facilities. Among them, 80 schools received building condition survey, and 73, educational adequacy survey. Detailed assessment reports are available below.

    Building Condition Survey Summary
    Facility Information Report
    Building Inventory Summary Report
    Facility Assessment Report
    Facility Inventory Condition Summary Report
    System Matrix Report
    Detailed Assessment Report


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