Building maintenance is an act of responsible stewardship that protects the safety of your members, limits financial liability and saves costs associated with major repairs. Key elements of building maintenance include knowing the condition of your facility, developing a master plan, keeping records and budgeting for repairs and replacements.
A facility condition assessment is a process by which professional building experts examine and evaluate the quality of your building’s systems, including the roof, electrical system, plumbing, HVAC and safety systems. A facility assessment can provide long-term benefits by enabling your congregation to set and follow a maintenance schedule.
Keep in mind that a facility assessment can be expensive, but it is valuable. Having the assessment will help you avoid unexpected and high-cost repairs. Learn about facility condition assessments with the Special Report: Building Conditions Surveys.
This article written by a preservation specialist explains what a building conditions survey is.
This brief guide gives readers an introduction to facilities assessment and addresses what to do with the completed assessment.
This PowerPoint presentation details the many aspects of building maintenance that require regular inspection and upkeep.
This free download provides checklists and tools to proactively manage your congregation's facilities, creating a preventive maintenance system. Use this e-book with the in-depth manual...
This organization provides members with educational events, training and networking opportunities, resource guides, and a certification program all related to managing your congregation's...
This resource helps congregations take the first steps towards becoming more energy efficient and provides solutions to issues places of worship may face.
This brief article urges congregations to look that their facilities with the eye of a first time visitor.
This blog post argues that congregations should pay attention to building cleanliness and order so guests feel welcomed.
The National Park Service provides briefs on various specific issues related to historic building preservation.