The recommendations listed in the reports are not an attempt to bring these existing buildings up to present day code standards. Rather, the intent is to eliminate obvious problems and to upgrade the buildings in a reasonable manner regarding occupant safety.
(5) Cost estimates are in current year dollars and include contractor mark- ups, construction administration costs, and architectural/engineering costs where applicable. Escalation factors must be applied for future work. Combining of projects should serve to decrease costs. These estimates are strictly for purposes of budgeting, and final pricing will be required when the specific scope of work for the project is defined.
The building inspections are defined to include the following:
General repainting, redecorating, wholesale replacement of building and system components, ongoing maintenance, replacement, and renovation projects.
Exterior building walls and attached items.
Entrance steps at all entries, ramps outside the buildings, and a
limited evaluation of plantings around the building exterior.
The building inspections do not include:
Fixed equipment inside the buildings that is installed and
maintained by a specific academic department or using agency.
Utility lines supplying the buildings.
The program needs of the using Department are assumed to be satisfied.
No consideration has been given to anticipate any changes in current occupant space needs.