Case Western Reserve University

Roof Asset Management Program

The University had been experiencing some premature roof failures and needed to gain control of their expansive facility systems that require so many capital renewals over the life of the buildings. In order to minimize future “surprises,” the University engaged Technical Assurance to conduct a thorough conditions assessment on the major systems, roofs and façade of all Academic and Residential Housing buildings.

Over a period of roughly 2 months, our certified Registered Roof Consultants and technical field staff recorded all pertinent roof condition information for 100 structures, approximately 1.5 million square feet. Defects were identified, photographed and mapped within the ON-PNT® mobile app. Once GIS coordinates were established, the information was uploaded into the ON-PNT® management platform for analysis. Post analysis, remediation projects were prioritized for planning, budgeting and scheduling. CWRU utilizes the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) feature of ON-PNT® to manage the effectiveness the program.

In support of the Roof Asset Management Program, we also provide roof maintenance, emergency and non-emergency leak responses for all Academic buildings, roof design and bid services, and construction management services. The goal is to optimize the life cycle of the University’s roofs through professional monitoring of the light repair planning and execution, and construction processes. The program has extended the useful service life of the University’s roofs from 5 to 12 years, saving millions of dollars in total cost of ownership.


Project Details

Services Provided:

  • Roof Asset Management Program
  • Condition Assessments & Facility Audits
  • Façade Consulting
  • Parking Consulting
  • Design and Bid Services
  • Project Cost Estimating
  • Project Scheduling
  • Specifications
  • Construction Administration
  • Construction Management
  • Quality Observation

Managed Assets:

  • 1.5 million square feet
  • Academic and Residential Housing
  • Cleveland, OH

Project Focus:

  • Understand and improve roof portfolio
  • Lower reactive emergency spend
  • Reduce maintenance requests
  • Extend remaining service life
  • Lower Total Cost of Ownership

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