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 identifies the functions and services the library provides.
  • Professional counsel including architects, engineers, and code officials.

The candidate:

  • Determines the current and future functionality of the facility.
  • Determines the capital investment needs of the facility (replacement, remodeling, refurbishing, or expansion).
  • Determines the ongoing maintenance requirements of the facility.
  • Develops operating and capital budgets.

The candidate may:

  • Determine the feasibility and possible advantages of developing a joint-use facility

The criteria to judge the adequacy of the performances are:

  • Measures of functionality include maintainability, sustainability (e.g., LEED certification), 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. Describes 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. Describes key components and required information in developing building programs.
  5. Describes the planning, design, and construction processes for renovated or new facilities.
  6. Describes the roles of other governmental entities in the development and management of building programs and renovation/new facilities plans.
  7. List life and safety issues in building operation and planning.
  8. List technology planning needs and building requirements.
  9. Describes post-occupancy evaluation procedures.
  10. Understands and manages issues related to emergency, disaster, and other unexpected situations within the building.

Revised June 2023

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