Office of the State Architect
COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT
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03:48 PM -- Office of the State Architect
Mr. Larry Friedberg, State Architect, Mr. Rod Vanderwall, Manager, Energy Programs, and Mr. Mike Karbach, Manager, Real Estate Programs, all representing the Office of the State Architect (OSA), within the Department of Personnel and Administration, presented the OSA annual report to the Capital Development Committee and gave an overview of the FY 2010-11 controlled maintenance requests. Mr. Friedberg outlined the statutory responsibilities of his office, including: (1) Annually prioritizing and making controlled maintenance funding recommendations; (2) Reporting on expenditures for capital projects; (3) Reporting on energy performance contracts and high performance certification for the renovation and new construction of state-owned buildings, and (4) Reporting on the value of state-owned and -leased properties. Committee members received a binder with the OSA FY 2010-11 Annual Report, which is on file with Legislative Council Staff. OSA also provided the executive summary of the report (Attachment M). Mr. Friedberg outlined the contents of the binder.
Mr. Friedberg summarized the current replacement value, total gross square feet, facility condition index, and number and age of the state's inventory of state-owned buildings. He made a recommendation that between 1 and 3 percent of the current replacement value of the state's inventory of buildings be reinvested each year in the state's infrastructure. He then provided a historical look at state funding for controlled maintenance and capital construction. Mr. Friedberg summarized the number and type of controlled maintenance projects recommended for FY 2010-11. He said the FY 2010-11 recommendation is slightly below 1 percent of the current replacement value of state-owned buildings.
Mr. Friedberg addressed a question about controlled maintenance projects funded by higher education institutions from cash sources. He clarified the types of projects that are included in the funding totals for controlled maintenance. The total request for state-funded controlled maintenance for the next five fiscal years is $455.5 million. In response to a question, Mr. Friedberg explained that controlled maintenance requests are divided into three levels of need in order to raise the overall condition of state facilities. Mr. Friedberg continued his presentation of the FY 2010-11 controlled maintenance requests, including:
(1) 39 Level 1 controlled maintenance requests ($20.7 million);
(2) 48 Level II controlled maintenance requests ($25.2 million); and
(3) 37 Level III controlled maintenance requests ($16.6 million).
The first Level 1 project requested for funding in FY 2010-11 is $2 million for an Emergency Controlled Maintenance Fund. Mr. Friedberg addressed a question about the use of funds from the Emergency Controlled Maintenance Fund.
Mr. Friedberg continued his presentation and explained OSA's statutory responsibility to provide capital construction and controlled maintenance status reports, including project expenditures and code compliance. Discussion ensued about the source of funds for ongoing capital construction and controlled maintenance in the state.
Mr. Vanderwall presented a summary of the number and type of facilities improved through the use of energy performance contracts. To date, 15 agencies and institutions of higher education have completed or have under construction energy performance projects. Mr. Vanderwall continued his presentation and explained the state's use of the High Performance Certification Program. He addressed a question about the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program and other similar programs.
Mr. Karbach gave a summary of the total acquisition and disposition of property and the amount of leased property statewide during FY 2008-09. He then described an ongoing need to co-locate state agencies that are leasing space in and around the Capitol Complex. Discussion ensued about co-locating state agencies in a new building near the Capitol Complex and the impact of opening the new Ralph L. Carr Justice Complex.
Mr. Vanderwall responded to a question about other projects that may be eligible to be listed along with facilities that have received LEED certification. The committee thanked the OSA staff for their report and hard work.
Senator Bacon reminded the committee that Legislative Council will meet December 18, 2009, to hear the economic forecast. The committee adjourned.