Like many buildings that have been occupied for nearly a century, the Vancouver Club has seen additions and upgrades made to the building as the facility adapted to the needs of its occupants over the years.
In the 1990s, some significant changes were made including the installation of stucco and EIFS cladding on portions of the building, construction of additions, upgrades to the fire safety systems, and interior renovations. Complete records of what work was carried out prior to the 1990s did not exist, which meant that the future held many unknowns for the Owners and planning for the building’s maintenance was undoubtedly a challenge.
To assist the Owners in becoming more confident about making decisions, RDH developed a comprehensive capital needs assessment that collected all the information about the different building components in a single location that could be accessed online. The assessment laid out all the building assets, including the roof and cladding materials to boilers, air handling units, and interior finishes, and listed an estimate of service life left in each of them.
The report included renewal and maintenance costs for all assets for the next 30 years, allowing the Owners to prioritize projects and develop a financial plan for the building. In addition to the physical report document, the information contained in the report is available to the Owners on RDH’s Building Asset Management software. The software allows Owners to search data to find information easily, as well as track and report on planned maintenance, repair, and renewal activities.