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NYCHA Needs Assessment Wrap-up and Recalibration with Inspections

Following a 2006 facilities condition assessment survey conducted by our firm, NYCHA asked us to refresh asset condition data to be used for reporting and to create methods to integrate facility information into the agency's business practices.

 

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is a state-chartered public agency created in 1934 with responsibility for maintenance, repair, and operation of residential and non-residential facilities throughout New York City.

Following a 2006 facilities condition assessment survey conducted by our firm, NYCHA asked us to refresh asset condition data to be used for reporting and to create methods to integrate facility information into the agency's business practices. Inspections were performed according to the same methodology used in the previous survey. Some of the information obtained was also used to populate a U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) physical needs assessment (PNA) form for every development. The project also encompassed new inspections of 21 developments.

As part of this project, we trained NYCHA staff in facilities condition assessment surveys inspection methodology and use of the database. Routine meetings were held with many departments within NYCHA and our specialized service groups. The WSP USA team met the hard deadline requested by the client and planned for a second soft deadline one month after the deliverables were submitted to give the client time to become comfortable with the product.

An independent task not reflected in the overall asset data was a “green” economic analysis conducted for six Section 8 developments to offer cost-saving recommendations for use of energy-efficient systems and equipment applicable to the asset type and use.

Services began in July 2011 and were completed in June 2012.