The goal for this facilities assessment was to strengthen the capital planning process across manufacturing sites. The long-term client engaged our team to assist with gathering asset information and assessing each asset’s condition for two of primary sites.
Our team consisted of both engineering and information technology professionals. Asset data was extracted from the client’s asset management system (IBM Maximo) and loaded into our mobile application tailored for this project. The on-site team included several Burns & McDonnell engineers deployed to the facilities for several weeks to perform assessments using tablet devices preloaded with the mobile application, building layout/floor plans and Maximo data.
Our team held daily morning stand-up meetings to prioritize activities. Assessment activity was carefully scheduled to minimize disruptions to ongoing work at the sites. Assessments requiring the client’s participation and/or escort were performed during regular business hours and included interviews with key maintenance staff to gain important background and insight into assets and systems. When possible, our team conducted assessments after regular business hours.
Assets were categorized into five, client-directed categories (Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor, Unacceptable). For those assets categorized as Poor or Unacceptable, a replacement/reconditioning cost estimate was generated. The data collected each day using the tailored mobile application, including any photographs associated with the assets, was synchronized for analysis and reporting. For one location, the project also included the condition assessment of pavement and asphalt; that data was integrated with MicroPaver for scoring and indexing.
Once all asset data was captured and analyzed, a findings report was prepared, including remediation recommendations, electronic extracts for updating Maximo, and other electronic data such as asset photographs. A recommended five-year capital plan was also developed.