Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 01, 2012
Bovay Engineers International, a full-service, multi-discipline consulting firm since 1946 offers a complete range of technologies with specializations in Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing design services which includes HVAC, Security Systems Technology, Assessments, Energy Efficiency and Construction and Project Management. In February, the City of Houston began a building assessment project that used Bovay’s engineers to examine the overall state of the city of Houston’s facilities asset. The building assessment has now been completed by the Bovay team. The Bovay team was responsible for surveying various buildings for the city and evaluating every component visually and through interviews with key maintenance and department personnel.
The following elements were surveyed and analyzed for City of Houston facilities by Bovay Engineers: ADA, Energy Management System requirements, HVAC, Electrical, Life Safety, Fire Protection, Architectural (Interior) Plumbing, Asbestos/Lead Paint, and Special Equipment. In addition to summarizing and analyzing the asset conditions, the project included providing complete narratives of each facility and site elements, assessment assumptions, and detailed findings of the in-field condition assessment work. Bovay provided a description of each specific building, major system, site, or utility surveyed, including a summary of any recommended upgrades to each building. This process included identifying and prioritizing deferred maintenance and deficient conditions that have affected such things as health and life safety issues, operation of the building systems, building integrity, functionality and operations. The project also required them to identify and document any specific deficiencies and state and local building code requirements while calculating the Facility Condition Index (FCI) and Current Replacement Value (CRV) for each building owned by the city of Houston.
With their involvement in this project, Bovay helped play a critical role in helping identify existing inefficienies and problem areas within City of Houston buildings. This information will help the City of Houston address any issues that were discovered and fix any inefficiencies at their buildings.