Building Operations and Maintenance Budget
The average annual operating cost for the Minnesota State Capitol Building is $2 million. The cost goes to pay for recurring maintenance, and non-programmed repairs. It also pays for custodial services and ground keeping and it includes utility costs.
Recurring Maintenance refers to the day-to-day work required to preserve the facility and prevent premature failure or wearing out of system components. It includes work to prevent and arrest component deterioration. It also includes work required to restore components which have deteriorated, but which have not yet completely failed or exceeded their economic life. Examples of recurring maintenance include: HVAC maintenance, elevator maintenance, custodial services, and grounds keeping. It also includes other maintenance as required by operational guidance, and health, life-safety, and building codes.
Non-Programmed Repair is the work required on the facility (i.e. building utility system or other infrastructure), or facility component to restore its safe, effective, and economical operation. It is non-programmed in that it is performed only after the building component has failed or when failure is imminent. Examples of non-programmed repairs include: Replacement of broken or non-operational windows, faucets, light fixtures, etc., non-discretionary building damage repairs caused by routine wear and tear or vandalism, and other repairs warranted by health, life-safety and building codes. These repairs are limited in scope and are accomplished solely to correct a deficiency that requires immediate attention.
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