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Technical Compentencies

  1. 1. Technical and Systems Carl T. Thurnau, PE Thomas V. Robert, RA Anthony Frandino, RA NYS Education Department Office of Facilities Planning
  2. 2. / <ul><li>The KEY to public </li></ul><ul><li>school facility </li></ul><ul><li>compliance resources </li></ul>Important Tool Search Box
  3. 3. Commissioner’s Facilities Regulations <ul><li>Title 8 NYCRR 155. </li></ul><ul><li>155.1 through 155.25 and </li></ul><ul><li>151-1.10 Facilities requirements for universal prekindergarten </li></ul>
  4. 4. NYS Board of Regents - 1994 Bill of Rights for Children <ul><li>Every child has a right to an environmentally safe and healthy learning environment which is clean and in good repair. </li></ul>
  5. 5. RESCUE Requirements <ul><li>FACPLAN web site </li></ul><ul><li>“ 155” - Search </li></ul><ul><li>Safety Committee Involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Construction Project Inspections </li></ul><ul><li>Building Occupant Notification </li></ul><ul><li>Building Condition Survey (5/years) </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Visual Inspection </li></ul><ul><li>Five-Year Capital Plan w/Annual Update </li></ul><ul><li>School Facility Report Card w/Annual Update </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive Maintenance Plan </li></ul>
  6. 6. 8 NYCRR 155 Regulations of the Commissioner of Education <ul><li>8 NYCRR Regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Rebuilding Schools to Uphold Education (RESCUE) </li></ul><ul><li>School Responsibilities under 155.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines for Health and Safety Committees 12/3/00 </li></ul><ul><li>Project SAVE vs Health and Safety Committees </li></ul><ul><li>155.5 Items that Must Appear in Contract Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Asbestos work banned in occupied buildings-exceptions </li></ul><ul><li>Clarification of Lead Hazards Reduction in Schools </li></ul>
  7. 7. Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility <ul><li>Federal Regulations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Section 504 of the Rehab Act of 1973 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ADA 28 CFR Part 35 Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DOJ - “Deep Pockets” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SED Guideline for Emergency Egress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ emergency egress” - Search </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Building Condition Survey <ul><li>Important tool </li></ul><ul><li>Completed by Nov. 15, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Submitted by Jan. 15, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Can include 5yr Capital Plan </li></ul><ul><li>You Get What You Pay For </li></ul>
  9. 9. Fire Safety Inspections <ul><li>Education Law Section 807-a </li></ul><ul><li>11 Month Cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Certified Inspector </li></ul><ul><li>Notify Local Fire Department </li></ul><ul><li>Submit Report to SED </li></ul><ul><li>Public Notice of Inspection </li></ul><ul><li>Post Inspection Meeting </li></ul>
  10. 10. Capital Projects / Administration <ul><li>“ Instruction Guide” - Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most of what you need to know </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call Facilities for the rest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• “ SEQRA” - Search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lead Agency – Local </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• “ SHPO ” - State Historic Preservation Office – Part of OPRHP Law 14.09 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• “ Smart Growth” </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. SEQR- 6NYCRR 617 617.1(c) – The basic purpose of SEQR is to incorporate the consideration of environmental factors into the existing planning, review and decision making processes of state, regional and local governmental agencies at the earliest possible time.
  12. 12. SEQR <ul><ul><li>Type I, II, or unlisted project </li></ul></ul><ul><li>- 617.5 – Type II actions, subparagraph </li></ul><ul><li>(c)(8) : “routine activities of educational institutions, including expansion of existing facilities by less than 10,000 sq.ft…….” </li></ul>
  13. 13. Capital Projects / Administration <ul><li>Supervision of Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Construction Supervision”- Search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Fox Guarding the Hen House” </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Capital Projects / Administration <ul><li>Prevailing Wages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The NYS Dept of Labor requires the payment of prevailing wages on all public works contracts. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They also require that the contractor submit payroll records to the contracting agency (school district) </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Capital Projects / Administration <ul><li>Equivalents </li></ul><ul><li>General Municipal Law 103 requires that equivalents be bid “freely” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Reasonably Equivalent” </li></ul>
  16. 16. Local Code Issues <ul><li>No Local Codes or Ordinances </li></ul><ul><li>No zoning or planning </li></ul><ul><li>EXCEPT! </li></ul><ul><li>Curb cuts </li></ul><ul><li>Construction in flood plains </li></ul><ul><li>Utility connections such as: rpz’s, electric or gas requirements </li></ul>
  17. 17. Hardware <ul><li>Always openable from the inside of any room! </li></ul><ul><li>No Deadbolts! </li></ul><ul><li>No Magnetic Locks! </li></ul><ul><li>No Delayed Egress Locks! </li></ul><ul><li>No Electric Touch Bars </li></ul><ul><li>Lockdown? </li></ul><ul><li>ADA Compliance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lever Handles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maneuvering Clearance </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Personal Items in use by Staff <ul><li>Refrigerators, Microwaves, Toaster Ovens, Coffee Pots </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Burn Hazard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plug Load </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental - Rodents, Insects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• District Policy </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Electrically Operated Folding Partitions <ul><li>Safety System Required </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why? Two children killed in separate incidents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requirement NYCRR 155.25 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Applies to roll down curtains also </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety System required to be tested during annual Fire Safety Inspection </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Discovered Buildings <ul><li>Includes shipping containers and tool </li></ul><ul><li>sheds and any other lockable building, regardless of size </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements for submission: </li></ul><ul><li>- Form FP-AU - certification by architect - architectural drawings - Fire Safety Report - AHERA management plan </li></ul>
  21. 21. Addenda and Change Orders <ul><li>Addenda alter Plans and Specs BEFORE the project is bid </li></ul><ul><li>Change orders alter Plans and Specs AFTER bid process, contract signing and work begun </li></ul><ul><li>A “Change Order Certification” form is required with all change orders </li></ul>
  22. 22. Examples of Facilities issues… <ul><li>Emergency planning </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) Playgrounds Prohibition took effect on March 15, 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Electrically operated partitions were required to be compliant by June 1, 2003 or made inoperable </li></ul><ul><li>Green cleaning legislation effective September 1, 2006. Visit OGS at </li></ul><ul><li>Asbestos, lead and PCB’s in caulk </li></ul><ul><li>Indoor air quality, and temperature </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter 85 pesticide prohibitions </li></ul>
  23. 23. Fill for Fields - No such thing as a “free field”
  24. 24. Building Construction Systems <ul><li>NY-CHPS </li></ul><ul><li>High Performance </li></ul><ul><li>School Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Available online </li></ul><ul><li>version 2.0 coming soon? </li></ul>
  25. 25. NY – CHPS High Performance Schools Guidelines What is a High Performance School Healthy and comfortable learning and working environment Less Costly to operate over the life of the building Conserve important resources such as energy and water new media center - better artificial and natural light, acoustics
  26. 26. NY – CHPS High Performance Schools Guidelines SED Priorities <ul><li>Better natural and artificial lighting and very low mechanical equipment sound levels improve learning, test scores and teachers “teachability” </li></ul><ul><li>Provide long term benefit to students, teachers and taxpayers </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages multi-use, flexible and community use space </li></ul><ul><li>Proposes many life cycle operational and utility cost savings </li></ul>Most important: Provide students and teachers with an outstanding teaching environment
  27. 27. NY – CHPS High Performance Schools Guidelines SED Priorities <ul><li>School facilities must be durable- Consider material that will last 30 years or more </li></ul><ul><li>School facilities must be easy to maintain- Select materials that are low maintenance, low chemical use </li></ul><ul><li>School facility materials and systems must create an environmentally safe interior environment for students and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>School facilities should maximize use of the site’s natural resources and reduce use of off-site energy and water </li></ul>
  28. 28. NY – CHPS High Performance Schools Guidelines SED Priorities <ul><li>High performance renovations can help NY’s older schools to take advantage of the many improvements NY-CHPS facilitates </li></ul><ul><li>Building in long-term savings in better materials and more efficient systems is more important than lowest first cost </li></ul><ul><li>NY-CHPS will facilitate a better and higher level of expertise in the design, construction and operation of a new generation of renovated and new healthy and high performance school buildings in New York State </li></ul>
  29. 29. NY – CHPS High Performance Schools Guidelines How Much More Will It Cost <ul><li>National report indicates that High Performance Schools cost 1.5% to 2.5% more </li></ul><ul><li>But High Performance Schools provide financial benefits 10 to 20 times larger </li></ul><ul><li>Saving accrue from reduced energy, water and sewer use, reduced equipment maintenance and replacement, reduced building and site maintenance, reduced materials wearing out, reduced sick building liability and reduced sick time losses for students and teachers </li></ul>
  30. 30. NY – CHPS High Performance Schools Guidelines NY-CHPS Content <ul><li>NY-CHPS Guidelines Manual includes introductory material and seven (7) section categories of prerequisites and credits: </li></ul><ul><li>1. SITE (15 points, 13%) </li></ul><ul><li>2. WATER (3 points, 2%) </li></ul><ul><li>3. ENERGY (26 points, 20%) </li></ul><ul><li>4. MATERIALS (26 points, 20%) </li></ul><ul><li>5. INDOOR ENVIROMENTAL QUALITY (32 points, 28%) </li></ul><ul><li>6. OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE (15 points, 13%) </li></ul><ul><li>7. EXTRA CREDIT (16 points, 11%) </li></ul>
  31. 31. NY – CHPS High Performance Schools Guidelines NY-CHPS Scoring System 1.1 Site Selection 1.1.1 Prerequisite: Code Compliance 1.1.2 Prerequisite: Joint Use of Facilities 1.1.3 Credit: No Development near wetlands 1.1.4 Credit: No Development on Parklands 1.1.5 Credit: No Buildings on Floodplains 1.1.6 Credit: Reduced Building Footprint 1.1.7 Credit: Sustainable Site & Building Layout 1.2 Stormwater Management 1.2.1 Prerequisite: Construction Erosion & Sedimentation Control 1.2.2 Credit: Post-Construction Stormwater Management 1.3 Outdoor Surfaces 1.3.1 Credit: Design to Reduce Heat Islands 1.4 Outdoor Lighting 1.4.1 Credit: Exterior Light Pollution 1.5 Transportation 1.5.1 Credit: Locate Near Public Transit 1.5.2 Credit: Pedestrian/Bike Access 1.5.3 Credit: Minimize Parking 1 SITE (15 points, 13%)
  32. 32. NY – CHPS High Performance Schools Guidelines NY-CHPS Scoring System 2.1 Outdoor Systems 2.1.1 Credit: No Irrigation For Landscaping 2.1.2 Credit: Reduce Potable Water For Landscaping 2.2 Indoor Water Systems 2.2.1 Credit: Indoor Water Use Reduction 2 WATER (3 points, 2%)
  33. 33. NY – CHPS High Performance Schools Guidelines NY-CHPS Scoring System 3.1 Energy Efficiency 3.1.1 Prerequisite: Exceed Code by 20% 3.1.2 Prerequisite: HVAC System Sizing 3.1.3 Credit: Superior Energy Performance 3.2 Alternative Energy Sources 3.2.1 Credit: On-Site Electricity Generating Renewables 3.2.2 Credit: On-Site Thermal Energy Renewables 3.3 Commissioning & Training 3.3.1 Prerequisite: Third-Party Commissioning 3.3.2 Prerequisite: Third-Party Training 3.3.3 Prerequisite: Identify an Energy Manager 3.3.4 Prerequisite: Comprehensive Maintenance Plan Tool 3.3.5 Prerequisite: Energy Management System Controls 3.3.6 Credit: Additional Commissioning 3.3.7 Credit: Energy Management System Monitoring 3.3.8 Credit: Submetering 3 ENERGY (26 points, 20%)
  34. 34. NY – CHPS High Performance Schools Guidelines NY-CHPS Scoring System 4.1 Materials Durability 4.1.1 Prerequisite: Wallboard Products 4.1.2 Credit Floor Systems Based Upon LCC 4.1.3 Credit: Interior Wall Systems based upon LCC 4.1.4 Credit: Exterior Wall Systems based on LCC 4.1.5 Credit: Roof Systems based on LCC 4.2 Waste Reduction 4.2.1 Prerequisite: Storage & Collection of Recyclables 4.2.2 Credit: Site Construction Waste Management 4.3 Sustainable Materials 4.3.1 Credit: Building Reuse 75% 4.3.2 Credit: Combined Materials Attributes 4 MATERIALS (26 points, 14%)
  35. 35. NY – CHPS High Performance Schools Guidelines NY-CHPS Scoring System 5.1 Daylighting & Views 5.1.1 Prerequisite: Access to Views, 70% 5.1.2 Credit: Daylighting in Classrooms 5.1.3 Credit: Access to Views 90% 5.2 Lighting Quality 5.2.1 Credit: Visual Performance 5.3 Indoor Air Quality Design 5.3.1 Prerequisite: Walk-Off Grills/Mats 5.3.2 Prerequisite: Filter Efficiency 5.3.3 Prerequisite: Drainage 5.3.4 Prerequisite: Irrigation Design 5.3.5 Prerequisite: Electric Ignition Stoves 5.3.6 Prerequisite: Air Intake Location 5.3.7 Prerequisite: Duct Insulation 5.3.8 Credit: Low-Emitting Materials 5.3.9 Credit: Pollutant Source Control, Off-Gassing 5.3.10 Credit: Pollutant Source Control, Ducted HVAC Returns 5.3.11 Credit: Pollutant Source Control, High Efficiency Filters 5 INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (32 points, 28%)
  36. 36. NY – CHPS High Performance Schools Guidelines NY-CHPS Scoring System 5.4 IAQ During Construction 5.4.1 Prerequisite: Construction IAQ Plan 5.4.2 Prerequisite: Mold Protection 5.4.3 Prerequisite: Filters During Construction 5.4.4 Credit: Construction IAQ, Ventilation of VOCs 5.4.5 Credit: Construction IAQ, Duct Protection 5.4.6 Credit: Construction IAQ, HEPA Vacuuming 5.4.7 Credit: Construction IAQ, Building Flushout 5.5 Acoustics 5.5.1 Prerequisite: Minimum Acoustical Performance 5.5.2 Credit: Improved Acoustical Performance 5.5.3 Credit: Sound Isolation 5.6 Thermal Comfort 5.6.1 Prerequisite: ASHRAE Standard 55-2004 Compliance 5.6.2 Prerequisite: Controllability of Systems 5.6.3 Credit: Thermal/Light Control 5 INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (32 points, 28%)
  37. 37. NY – CHPS High Performance Schools Guidelines NY-CHPS Scoring System 6.1 Operations 6.1.1 Prerequisite: Energy Plan 6.1.2 Credit: Energy Benchmarking 6.1.3 Credit: Indoor Environmental Management Plan 6.1.4 Credit: U.S. Green Building Council LEED EB Updates 6.1.5 Credit: BOC Training 6.1.6 Credit: Certified Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds 6.1.7 Credit: Continuous Commissioning 6.2 Maintenance 6.2.1 Prerequisite: Maintenance Plan 6.2.2 Prerequisite: Green Cleaning 6.2.3 Prerequisite: Integrated Pest Management Plan 6.2.4 Prerequisite: Purchase HEPA Vacuums 6.2.5 Credit: Computerized O&M Plan, CMMS 6 O & M (15 points, 13%)
  38. 38. NY – CHPS High Performance Schools Guidelines NY-CHPS Scoring System 7.1 Performance Monitoring 7.1.1 Credit: Performance Monitoring 7.2 Purchasing Standards 7.2.1 Prerequisite: Prohibit Fossil-Fuel-Burning Equipment Indoors 7.2.2 Credit: ENERGY STAR New Equipment 7.2.3 Credit: Purchase Low-Mercury Lighting 7.3 Clean Energy 7.3.1 Credit: Clean Energy 7.4 Transportation 7.4.1 Credit: Alternative Fuels Buses 7.4.2 Credit: Alternatively Fueled Maintenance Vehicles & Equipment 7.4.3 Credit: Anti-Idling Measures 7.4.4 Credit: Install Diesel Oxidation Catalysts On All Buses 7.5 Design for Flexible Use 7.5.1 Credit: Design to Use components of the Building as Laboratory 7.5.2 Credit: Design to Use as Red Cross/ Community Shelter 7.6 Innovations 7.6.1 Credit: Innovation Credits 7 EXTRA CREDIT (16 points, 11%)
  39. 39. NY – CHPS High Performance Schools Guidelines The average NYS public school is 55 years old
  40. 41. Take the BCS Seriously
  41. 42. Take the BCS Seriously
  42. 43. Recent Facilities issues… <ul><li>Chapter 85 – no pesticides on school playfields and playgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>New EPA lead Paint rules </li></ul><ul><li>Asbestos, lead and PCB’s in caulk </li></ul><ul><li>Bed Bugs </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Growth </li></ul><ul><li>NEW FCR RULES EFFECTIVE 7/1/11 </li></ul>
  43. 44. What does the future hold? <ul><li>Regents state aid proposal released on 11/16/09 </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities foundation formula or </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed elimination of 10% incentive </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed elimination of select building aid ratio </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed elimination of incidental cost “loophole” </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed elimination of reorganization incentive aid after 5 years </li></ul><ul><li>Potential requirements for High performance schools </li></ul>
  44. 45. What does the future hold? <ul><li>Regents state aid proposal released on 11/10/11 </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate Building aid as we know it or: </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed elimination of 10% incentive </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed elimination of select building aid ratio </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed elimination of incidental cost “loophole” </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed elimination of reorganization incentive aid after 5 years </li></ul><ul><li>Potential requirements for High performance schools </li></ul>
  45. 46. What does the future hold? <ul><li>Eliminate Building aid as we know it </li></ul><ul><li>Divide current state aid by the number of students – regionally cost adjust, wealth adjust, and distribute each year </li></ul><ul><li>Pro’s and Con’s? </li></ul>
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