We use a system called Facility Investment Metric, or FIM, where we evaluate the building's components based upon its impact to the operational mission of the occupants. During the evaluation, we rate the systems by assessing a category code of Critical, Degraded, or Minimal. Here is this information depicted in table format:
||Significant loss of operational capability and frequent operational interruptions where work-arounds are continuously needed.
||Limited loss of operational capability where work-arounds to prevent operational disruption and degradation are often required.
||Marginal or no adverse impact to operational capability. Included in this category are projects that would improve the quality of life in work and living centers, improve productivity, and any requirement that does not meet the critical or degraded criteria.
- Of course, the highest priority for funding would be those items that fall within the Critical (or Red) criteria. Next, would be those items that fall into the Degraded (or Yellow) category, and then onto those items that fall into the Minimal (or Green) category. The stop light designation allows us a quick-look glimpse at the overall rating of the facility's system. After the condition of facilities and infrastructure is determined, the requirements are programmed into comprehensive or long-range plans and we then seek funding.