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.
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.
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.
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.
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.