Planning and Management of Buildings

Planning and Management of Buildings

Core Standard

Given the following resources are available to the candidate:

  • The library’s operating budget, capital budget, and long range plan;
  • A study that identified the functions and services the library is to provide.
  • Professional counsel including architects, engineers, and code officials,

The candidate is expected to:

  • Determine the current and future functionality of the facility.
  • Determine the capital investment needs of the facility (replacement, remodeling, refurbishing, or expansion).
  • Develop operating and capital budgets.

The candidate may:

  • Determine the ongoing maintenance requirements of the facility

The criteria to judge the adequacy of the performances are:

  • Measures of functionality include maintainability and ADA (American with Disabilities Act) requirements.
  • The accepted or approved capital investments support the long-range plan and the identified functions and services; and are comparable to projects of a similar size in a similar market.
  • The professionals from whom services were acquired had the required licenses and credentials, and were gained through an open competitive process (assumes building construction or remodeling).
  • The working documents from programming, planning, construction, to post occupancy are on file for future reference and public scrutiny (optional).

Learning Objectives:

  1. List building maintenance and operation procedures for effective budgeting and selection of maintenance programs and staff.
  2. Describe short- and long-range capital improvement and facility development plans.
  3. List procedures in employing architectural, engineering and consultant assistance in building maintenance and development programs.
  4. Describe key components and required information in developing building programs.
  5. Describe the planning and construction processes for renovated or new facilities.
  6. List life and safety issues in building operation and planning.
  7. List technology planning needs and building requirements.
  8. Describe post-occupancy evaluation procedures.