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A Strategy for Applying the Business Case for Renewal of Federal Facilities


Project Scope:

An ad hoc committee of experts will develop an implementation strategy for applying the business case for maintenance, renewal, and repurposing of federal facilities, not in support of a particular investment, but supporting a case for stewarding a portfolio. However, rather than identifying “what to do,” this effort will focus on “how to do it” within the context of existing legislation and executive guidance.
As part of its task, the committee may address the following questions:

  • What are the benefits of federal infrastructural renewal and repurposing? What are the key performance indicators (KPIs) for the benefits?
  • What are all the costs and what should be used to determine accurate full life cycle costs?
  • How can savings in life cycle costs justify near term investment in renewal?
  • What are the interdependencies of the various factors and how do they influence each other?
  • What are alternatives to renewal of federally owned infrastructure? What is the risk and cost of a no investment option?
  • What are the risks of having connected infrastructure of varying ages or stages of lifecycle?
  • How should risks that deteriorating facilities, deteriorating building systems (e.g., mechanical, electrical), or components (e.g., roofs, foundations) pose to the achievement of a federal agency's mission or to other organizational outcomes (e.g., physical security, operating costs, worker recruitment and retention, healthcare costs), be measured and managed?
  • How can the practices for delivering and sustaining facilities that meet mission requirements be implemented in the most cost effective, energy efficient, safe, adaptable, and sustainable way?

The study will also recommend feedback strategies and practices for measuring the actual (as opposed to predicted) outcomes of maintenance and repair investments to aid in continuous improvement of investment strategies.  The study will include in the business case options and strategies to present the renewal of facilities in the federal portfolio.

Status: Current

PIN: DEPS-BICE-16-01

Project Duration (months): 18 month(s)

RSO: Oskvig, Cameron

Topic(s):

Engineering and Technology



Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 06/28/2019

Michael A. Aimone - (Chair)
Michael A. Aimone is founder, chief data officer of Energy Management & Analytics, LLC. He has over 46 years’ experience serving in various leadership positions in the Department of Defense, the United States Air Force, and private industry. While on active duty, he served in numerous field and staff engineering assignments and in the Air Force Reserve, he commanded the 819th RED HORSE Squadron at Malmstrom AFB, Montana. He most recently served as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy; Executive Director, DoD Siting Clearinghouse; Chief, Business Systems and Information, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Energy, Installations, and Environment). In this capacity he controlled and directed three diverse staff organizations of 21 senior civilians and 30 contractors. Oversaw a direct budget of $50M annually, and indirectly influenced over $14B in annual defense expenditures. During his 39-year career with the Air Force he was responsible to the chief of staff for leadership, management and integration of Air Force civil engineering, logistics readiness, supply, transporation, and aircraft and missile maintenance. Mr. Aimone executed the Air Force’s program to privatize military family housing within the United States - vastly improving the housing stock for Air Force military families, and allowing the private sector to bring critical financing tools to ensure long-term quality management and sustainment. Additionally, he crafted a real estate portfolio management concept and established quarterly benchmarking of individual projects to ensure systematic program management. He previously served on a National Academies’ committees in support of investment of maintenance and repair of federally owned facilities. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Michigan Technological University and a M.S. in electrical engineering from University of Florida.
Mahlon Apgar, IV
Honorable Mahlon Apgar, IV, Mahon (Sandy) Apgar is a senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he focuses on defense infrastructure, military housing and real estate, base closures, and public-private partnerships. Appointed by President Clinton and confirmed by the Senate, he served as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Environment; and led the clearance of a $7 billion maintenance backlog, the design and launch of the award-winning $20 billion program to privatize 86,000 military homes, and the restructuring of 70,000 historic military properties.
He was a partner of McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he established the Infrastructure and Real Estate practice; and founder of his eponymous firm, where he served major US and UK companies, and advised on megaprojects in Europe, Japan, and the Middle East. He was awarded a US patent for a corporate real estate portfolio evaluation and management system. He holds a B.A. in sociology from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Wayne Arny
Wayne Arny is the president of Wayne Arny & Associates, a federal business development
consulting firm specializing in installation, environmental and energy issues facing businesses
in America. Mr. Arny retired from the Federal Government with 37 years of service in July 2009. His last
assignment was as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment. He had management and oversight responsibilities within the DOD for military installations worldwide, covering a land area of over 46,000 square miles and containing some 587,000 buildings and structures valued at more than $640 billion. From March 2002 to February 2008 Mr. Arny was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installations & Environment) for the Department of the Navy. He was responsible for oversight of Military Construction, Energy and UtilityPrivatization, BRAC execution and disposal, and Family and Bachelor Housing Privatization for the Navy and the Marine Corps. Mr. Arny has a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Masters Degree in International Relations from The Catholic University, Washington, DC.

Bilal M. Ayyub
Bilal M. Ayyub is a professor and director of Center for Technology and Systems Management at the
University of Maryland College Park, he is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering since 1983, Professor of Reliability Engineering since 1985, and Professor of Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation since 2009; and was Consulting Professor at the U. S. Navy from 1993 to 2001, and visiting fellow at the National Security Analysis Department of the Applied Physics Laboratory of the Johns Hopkins University in 2015-16. He is also a board member of several research and development companies and non-profit organizations including start-up companies. He is a chair professor at Tongji University, Shanghai, China. He completed his Ph.D. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta in 1983. Dr. Ayyub’s main research interests and work are in risk, uncertainty and decision analysis, resilience, sustainability and adaptation to a changing climate, and systems engineering applied to civil, infrastructure, energy including renewables, defense and maritime fields. It includes reliability-based design and risk-informed planning and decision making covering aspects of project lifecycles and portfolios, e.g., sustainment and life expectancy assessment, risk-informed inspection, critical-infrastructure protection, bidding strategies, project execution and operational risk, risk management including risk transfer and risk finance, and liability and exposure analysis.

Jack Dempsey
Jack Dempsey is a director at Definitive Logic and an internationally recognized expert in asset management and serves as the Convener of ISO Technical Committee (TC) 251’s Product Improvement Workgroup for Asset Management Standards. Jack served 21 years as an active duty Coast Guard officer in roles including construction manager, facilities manager, running a design and construction office, Executive Officer of the Coast Guard’s largest base, and staff assignments specializing in enterprise change management. Time in the Coast Guard included developing the Mission Dependency Index (MDI) currently used by the Navy, Air Force, NASA, Army National Guard, and Coast Guard to prioritize facility and infrastructure work based on operational requirements and risk. In the eight years since leaving the Coast Guard, Jack has been an asset management consultant leading numerous technology-enabled facility and infrastructure initiatives for federal agencies, public works, public utilities, and manufacturing enterprises. He is a licensed Professional Engineer having a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the US Coast Guard Academy, and two masters of science degrees, one in construction management from the University of Washington and one in civil engineering from the University of Illinois.
Barbara M. Fraumeni
Barbara M. Fraumeni is a special-term Professor at the Central University of Finance and Economics and Hunan University in China, Professor Emerita of Public Policy at the Muskie in the School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine, and Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, United States. She is an authority on human capital (World Bank, UN, and OECD) and nonhuman capital, economic growth, productivity, and non-market accounts. She is a former program officer with the National Science Foundation and Chief Economist at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. While serving as Chief Economist at the Bureau of Economic Analysis, she was part of a team responsible for modifying the national accounts to treat Research and Development as an investment and assess its contribution to economic growth. Fraumeni attended Wellesley College graduating in 1972 with a degree in economics and going on to earn a Ph.D. in economics from Boston College.
Yacov Y. Haimes
Yacov Y. Haimes is is the Lawrence R. Quarles Professor of Systems and Information Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Founding Director (1987) of the Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems at the University of Virginia. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. (with Distinction) degrees in Systems Engineering from UCLA, and his B.S. degree in mathematics, physics, and chemistry from Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He is a Fellow of seven societies: ASCE, IEEE, INCOSE, AWRA, IWRA, AAAS, and Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), (where he is a past president). He has authored (and co-authored) six books and 300 technical publications, over 200 of which were published in archival-refereed journals.
David J. Haun
David J. Haun is president of Haun Consulting Inc., providing strategic advice and analytical support to public and private sector clients on federal government policy, program performance and budgetary issues. He specializes federal real property management and leasing with expertise in the federal budgetary treatment of leases and capital asset investments. David had a distinguished 35 year career in the federal government, 33 years at the Office of Management and Budget. As deputy associate director, he advised White House and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) officials on policy, program performance and budget issues for the Departments of Homeland Security, Transportation, Justice and the General Services Administration. He is one of the original authors of OMB’s scoring rules on the budgetary treatment of lease purchases and leases (OMB Circular A-11, Appendix B) and reviewed countless GSA prospectuses for leases, construction, repair and alterations. After retiring in September 2015, he joined Grant Thornton as a director in its Public Sector practice.
Peter Lufkin
Peter Lufkin is currently managing partner with Pomar Lane, where he focuses on the development of real property cost and risk models. He previously was the founder and CEO of Whitestone Research. Specializing in cost data products and consulting for capital planning, Whitestone was acquired by CBRE in 2013. His 25 years of experience includes development of the U.S. Department of Defense Facility Cost Models, and the COSTLAB facility cost simulation system used by many large commercial property owners and government agencies. He also directed development of the RISKSCAN capital prioritization tool and BRICKBITS, a residential cost website. He has authored over 90 technical reports and papers and has published in Public Works Management & Policy, Military Engineer and Facilities Manager. He was also the publisher of the Whitestone Facility Cost References (North American and International editions) from 1995 to 2015. Mr. Lufkin did his undergraduate work at the University of California, Berkeley and has a master’s degree in politics and economics from UC Santa Barbara.
Janice L. Tuchman
Janice L. Tuchman is editor-in-chief and leads the editorial team creating content for the Engineering News-Record enterprise—online, in print and at live events. She is active in many construction organizations and has developed a broad network of industry sources, who help keep ENR on top of the latest trends and innovations. Tuchman serves on the Industry Leaders Council of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and she is a member of the National Academy of Construction and the heavy industry honorary, The Moles. She is on the board of the nonprofit Bridges to Prosperity, which works to alleviate global poverty caused by rural isolation by building pedestrian bridges across raging rivers. She recently joined the Board of Advisors of the Center for Buildings, Infrastructure and Public Spaces at Columbia University. She is the recipient of the G.D. Crain Award for Distinguished Editorial Career, the Beaver’s “Service & Supply” Award for outstanding achievement in heavy engineering construction, and the Carroll H. Dunn Award from the Construction Industry Institute for “outstanding contributions to improving the cost effectiveness of the United States construction industry.” She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Richard L. Tucker
Richard L. Tucker [NAE] is professor emeritus at the Dept. of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and director of the Center for Construction Industry Studies. After receiving his doctorate in civil engineering in 1963 from UT Austin, Tucker joined the faculty at Arlington State College, now known as the University of Texas at Arlington. As Associate Dean of Engineering at Arlington, Tucker developed the first graduate and research engineering programs for the university. Upon returning to UT Austin in 1976, he created and led the Construction Engineering and Project Management Program. In 1983, Tucker founded The Construction Industry Institute (CII). Following his election to the National Academy of Engineering in 1996, Tucker founded the National Academy of Construction in 1999.


Events



Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20001
USA

Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

Third Meeting of Committee





If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Cameron Oskvig
Contact Email:  coskvig@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2663

Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

Agenda

Committee on a Strategy to Renew Federal Facilities

 

September 17-18, 2019

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Building

Room 250

2101 Constitution Ave.

Washington, DC 20418

 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

0830-0845

Welcome

 

Cameron Oskvig, Director

BICE

0845-1000

Closed Session: Opening Discussion

Committee Members

1000-1015

Morning Break

All

1015-1130

Open Session: DoD Advanced Analytics – VTIME & SMS

Lance Marrano, US Army, Civil Engineering Research Center (Confirmed)

1130-1230

Working Lunch

All

1230-1330

Open Session: Strategy for Federal Facilities Renewal -- GSA Senior Leader View

Dan Mathew, Commissioner, PBS (Confirmed)

1330-1530

Open Session: Strategy for Federal Facilities Renewal -- Air Force Senior Leader View

Hon John Henderson, SAF/IE (Confirmed)

1530-1600

Afternoon Break

All

1600-1730

Closed Session:  Locking down Statement of Task & Need for Agency Data Call

Committee Members

1730

Adjourn

All

1800-2000

Dinner for Committee

After Dinner Discussion: NASA Rethinking How They Make Facility Investment Decisions

Location: NAS Dining Room # 2101

Kim Toufectis, NASA (Invited)

 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

0830-1000

Open Session:  Federal Real Property Council

Victoria Collin, FRPC (Confirmed)

1030-1100

Morning Break

Committee Members

1100-1145

Closed Session: Defining common themes from the previous presentations

Committee Members

1145-1200

Closed Session: Closing Discussion

Committee Members

1200

Adjourn

All

 





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Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

Panel discussions with federal facilities program managers to discuss strategic approaches for renewal of facilities, portfolio approaches in capital investment decision methods, repair/replace decision processes, lifecycle costs used in making investment decisions, calculating renewal costs in lifecycle analysis, tying capital costs to mission outcomes, and related issues. It will also include panel discussions with representatives of the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office, and congressional staff regarding issues related to portfolio asset management, lifecycle analysis and impacts infrastructure capital investments. 


Registration for Online Attendance :   
https://renewalstrategymeeting1.eventbrite.com

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
https://renewalstrategymeeting1.eventbrite.com


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Cameron Oskvig
Contact Email:  coskvig@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2663

Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

All

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Study process and Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) requirements

10:50 – 11:00 am Break

11:00 – 11:15 am Committee Conflict of Interest, Balance and Composition Discussion

11:15 am – 12:15 pm Committee Discussion of Statement of Task
• What Does It Mean to You?
• What Will Be the Key Issues?
• Identify Questions/Areas Requiring Clarification from the Federal Facilities Council (FFC), the study sponsor

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 19, 2019
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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