Chicago Public Schools Biennial Assessments

Chicago, IL

AltusWorks was a key member on a multi-disciplinary team performing CPS’ Biennial Assessments. The purpose of the program was to update the existing fiscal planning tool, Facility Cost Tracking System (FACTS), which is used to record, prioritize, and budget for capital improvement needs of all 600+ school buildings.

Having worn many hats for CPS during our two-decade long relationship, AltusWorks was one of the original authors of the FACTs program and therefore brought an unparalleled institutional knowledge of CPS’ facilities and approach to project development and renovation. As Team Lead and the assessor responsible for the building enclosure and accessibility evaluation, our profound knowledge of the FACTs ranking system, existing building systems and their modes of aging and failure, as well as our proactive management tactics led to efficient, accurate, and comprehensive assessment reports.

Plamondon Elementary School
Mozart Elementary School
Clinton Elementary School
Holden Elementary School
Hamilton Elementary School

Stowe Elementary School

Edgebrook Elementary School
Orr Academy High School
Lindblom Career Academy