institution operates and maintains physical facilities, both on
and off campus, that are adequate to serve the needs of the
institution’s educational programs, support services, and other
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There are a
large number of buildings referenced in Facilities Building
that have a CND code of less than satisfactory. The On-Site
committee will want to examine this issue.
The “less than
satisfactory” code reflects more the nature of the code than it
does the condition of the buildings. The following quote from a
message written by Mr. Tom Keaton, Director of Space Management
and Planning for the university may explain the code and how it
In response to
your inquiry regarding the condition coding for campus buildings
on the Space Inventory, I have compiled some information that
may clarify the situation. Attached are documents for you to
reference as required and that you may provide to any entity
that may benefit from them.
code on the inventory is not a dichotomy. There is, of course, a
rating of satisfactory (CND code 1), which indicates that a
building requires only normal maintenance. If a building
requires renovations to bring it up to a satisfactory
(maintenance only) level, then it would fall into one of three
categories (CND codes 2, 3, and 4) that are based on the cost of
the renovations as a percentage of the replacement cost of the
entire building. The buildings listed in one of these three
are still highly functional and are being used for the academic
pursuits of the occupants, but there are renovations required to
optimize them (italics added). Other condition codes include
Demolition (CND code 5), Termination (CND code 6), and
Mothballed (CND code 7) and these buildings are not being used.
The definitions for all condition codes can be found in the
attached Facilities Inventory Manual, Appendix A, page 1-2.
code is assigned by the Physical Plant and entered into the
inventory by Facility Information and Reports (FI&R). The method
used to reach this code is a Facilities Audit that is conducted
on every building using a six-year cycle. I have also attached
copies of the Physical Plant’s last report to FI&R and the
Physical Plant’s OP regarding the Facility Audit.
As per the note
above, we have attached a more current (2004) audit of the
university’s buildings than was previously available. We also
add copies of the description of the Facility Condition Code and
the university’s facilities manual.
the university’s physical plant should demonstrate that
buildings are adequately maintained to serve the functions for
which they are currently being utilized.
Facilities Inventory Manual
Facilities Audit Program (OP 06.01)
Facilities Condition Code
TTU Building Master List