Asset Management & Sustainability-Resiliency
With the world around us changing, our clients are concerned with maintaining their assets for the future, while minimizing the impact on the environment. We believe Asset Management begins at the earliest stages of the planning and programming of facilities. Understanding our clients’ goals, as well as their capabilities, helps ensure facilities are designed for ease of future maintenance. At J|D, we also recognize the benefits of life-cycle cost analysis in the selection of products, systems, and finishes that become part of the client’s assets. For existing facilities, we likewise recognize the value of detailed facilities assessments to help our clients make the best decisions in terms of long-term maintenance and performance. Sustainability, from an environmental perspective as well as from functional and use perspective, must be analyzed simultaneously with the life-cycle costs for facilities.
Our recent and relevant experience in each of these areas ensures our clients are not only looking at the initial cost of their programs, but also at the long-term costs – both at a micro level, and at a global level. The knowledge and expertise in these services leads to a mind set and culture of understanding and promoting facility and organizational resiliency. J|D staff use their complete range of facilities services to guide and support our clients in implementing the Infrastructure Resiliency Model (IRM), which uses readily available data to quantify and alleviate operational risk. The steps to implement the IRM include: 1) identifying risks; 2) prioritizing risks; 3) eliminating, mitigating, reducing risks; and 4) transparently reporting progress. Because the IRM uses a numerical evaluation, key performance indicators and targets may be established and tracked to support implementation and consistent communication.