Building Component Replacements
- What are Building Component Replacements?
Building component replacements include Floors, Exterior Lighting, Interior Lighting, Chillers, Building Management Cooling Systems, Boilers, Roofs, Skylights, Windows, Fire Alarms, P/A Systems, Emergency Generators, Kitchen Equipment, Track Surfaces, Athletic Field Lighting and Gym Bleachers, to name a few. The component replacements list included in the Bond 2021 proposal was developed from a much more comprehensive list that Katy ISD's Maintenance and Operations department maintains for all campuses and facilities. The components in the proposed Bond 2021 Building Components list represents our campuses and facilities' most critical replacement needs for the next three years.
- What are Building Component Life Cycles?
All building components have recommended life cycles, or life spans. Manufactures, builders and contractor associations, as well as surveyors, measure, test and determine the life cycles of different building components. Extending a building component life cycle beyond its intended lifespan often leads to extended life cycle costs associated with correcting distresses needed to maintain components' minimal functional quality. Replacing building components at their lifecycle end, lowers total maintenance and repair costs, over time.