What is a Facility Assessment?

What is a facility assessment?

A facility assessment looks at each part of a building's infrastructure and records information regarding system condition, code deficiencies and functional effectiveness. It could be compared to an inventory - a list of what a facility has and what it needs in order to function on a daily basis. It is an essential tool required to upgrade a building. The assessment serves as a "road map" showing what needs to be done and what the costs are. A comprehensive facility assessment has two major components:

  • Condition Assessment
  • Functional Assessment

Condition and Functional Assessments

CONDITION Our trained experts utilize walk-through inspection, research and baseline data collection as a basis. This analysis allows us to identify:

  • architectural
  • structural
  • mechanical
  • electrical
  • plumbing
  • site conditions

We will address your facility’s physical condition, its life span and whether or not it complies with current codes.

FUNCTIONAL Our team will utilize this analysis to determine the adequacy of a building to house its intended function. This data answers important questions, which will help with routine building facility management activities including long-range budgeting and modernization planning.

The data in both components is stored in proprietary software developed by Schemmer, Facilitate, that helps manage deferred maintenance and forecast capital renewal. You may need one or both of the facility assessments, and Schemmer has a team of professionals specifically trained to conduct both types.

Facility Assessment

Schemmer, Your Facility Assessment Specialists

The process of facility assessment, analysis and planning is a specialty of our firm. We have utilized our process extensively in senior living, healthcare and residential facilities. These assignments have included:

  • motherhouses
  • monasteries
  • nursing homes
  • retirement homes
  • acute‑care hospitals
  • universities
  • colleges
  • k-12 schools
  • lodging
  • administration
  • offices
  • multi-use sites

Schemmer has been involved with more than 40 space utilization assessments and concept development projects in 22 states, at more than 135 site locations.

As facility assessment specialists, our design professionals balance the issues of feasibility, cost and aggressive schedules with the unique and diverse needs of our clients. Facility assessments also serve as the baseline for master plans and become a living real-world tool for operation, maintenance and capital facility planning and budgeting.


Schemmer is a full-service architecture, engineering and construction field services consultant, providing responsible solutions for complex design and construction-related challenges.

Founded in 1959, we are grounded in our past but remain fully committed to the future. Located in three States and six offices throughout the Midwest, Schemmer is providing services to clients from coast-to-coast and border-to-border across the United States.

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