FACILITY UTILIZATION SURVEY/PRISMS
Date: 2015 – 2016
Location: APG, MD
Managed as sub-contractor
The US Army Tenant/Garrison Contracting Division contracted with AECOM Technical Services, Inc. to provide FUS and PRISMS services for Aberdeen Proving Ground Directorate of Public Works (APG DPW). AECOM subcontracted with Spatial Engineering, Inc, who subcontracted with VanJoh to provide the services in accordance with the Scope of Services entered by the parties.
The purpose of this program was to gain control of an outdated Real Property Inventory (RPI). APG recognized that in order to properly organize, maintain, update, and report RPI data, a Real Property Management System with a graphical interface and the ability to include current accessible floor plans was necessary for implementation. The generation of accurate Net Usable vs. GSF ratio’s from FUS surveys provide the raw data in greater detail at the room level than was achieved through General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS). PRISMS is a tool that allows facility managers to combine existing and new CAD data with RPI data to visualize a more holistic view of how the APG community utilizes its space. In addition, PRISMS allows APG to provide a more accurate RPI to compare and update GFEBS (the RPI database of record,) and without a continued effort to refresh facility and organizational data as it changes, no program will be successful. PRISMS is a Real Property Management tool, however, there are several entities that depend on PRISMS as a source of information such as the Engineering Division (Project Completion Package As-Builts), Environment Division, Safety Department, Fire Department, Operations Management Division (as-built sketches) and others.
These FUS and ePRISMS services were provided to DPW’s Master Planning Division.
METHODOLOGY, TOOLS, AND/OR PROCESSES UTILIZED IN PERFORMING THE WORK:
VanJoh’s methodology consisted of providing DPW at Aberdeen Proving Ground with the following services:
PROJECT OUTCOMES AND BENEFITS: