The FPI currently consists of two sets of scales: Functionality Scales and Condition Scales. Functionality Scales define and test the user's requirements. Condition Scales assist the asset manager in determining a property's maintenance levels. Used together, these scales support management's critical budgeting, projects, acquisition and disposition decisions.

Functionality Scales cover over 100 topics of facility serviceability for offices. The subjects range from facility image to public access and wayfinding; support for technology and special equipment; quality of light, air, sound, and comfort; security; support for operational change over time; and amenities to attract and retain staff. Added topics are under development to assess service yards and shops as well as other facility types such as medical, educational, and justice.

Each topic has two sets of matched scales. One set describes occupant requirements (demand). The other set, the rating scales, describes the features found in the existing facility (supply). Together, the two sets provide a rating of a facility's capability to meet the occupant's requirements.

Requirements and ratings are displayed graphically as barcharts. The two sets of barcharts, when superimposed, immediately demonstrate any gap between the facilities and the occupants' needs.

Condition Scales cover approximately 140 topics ranging from exterior walls, doors and windows to interior finishes and mechanical systems. Again, each topic has two sets of matched scales: what the owner requires (demand) and what the building provides (supply). A fast, efficient method for prioritizing repair, alteration and maintenance projects, the Condition Scales rate the current condition of a facility for use in short and long term real estate portfolio plans.

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