The Department of Defense has adopted the
BUILDER application which will act as a single enterprise
solution to performing facility condition assessment on their 2.2
billion square foot facility footprint. Alternate methods to
performing on-site facility condition assessments need to be
investigated to reduce the amount of engineering or subject
matter expert resources required for a facility inspection. This
study proposes several alternate methods including (1) the use
of remote sensing devices to collect facility component distress
information, (2) the use of building occupants to assess
non-equipment components within a facility, (3) the use of
maintenance professionals to assess equipment components
while performing preventative maintenance actions, and (4) the
use of frequent pattern data mining techniques to make future
condition assumptions on associated components.
Facility condition assessment, frequent
pattern association, remote sensing, sustainment management
Louis Bartels is with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer
Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research
Laboratory, Champaign, IL 61822 USA (e-mail:
Louis Bartels, "
Alternate Methods to Obtain Facility Condition
Assessment Data Using Non-Engineering Resources," International Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering vol. 4, no. 4, pp.