Digital Facilities Corporation (DFC) has announced it will conduct a two-year study of K-12 schools throughout North America to determine which roof management processes potentially yield the biggest return on investment of time and resources. The study will focus specifically on methods to improve the processes schools can use to improve the collection and management of roof condition information to allocate repair dollars and replacement capital to extend roofing life cycles.
Benefits to Participants
Selected participants of the study will receive a no-charge user license for DFC’s RoofPro 4.1 asset management software (valued at $4,950), as well as four hours of individual online training on using the software. RoofPro 4.1 features an organized database system, roof maintenance program, high quality report generators, and an optional roof condition rating system. Participants may also be considered for beta releases of roof inspection software to test in their district.
In addition to the RoofPro software and training, participants will also receive up to eight hours of consulting to improve the organization of their roofing organization, and access to a restricted pilot project web site, where they can share information on roof management.
“We are targeting schools because we know how important it is for them to keep costs down on repairing and replacing their roofs,” says Steven James, president of Digital Facilities Corporation. “We hope that this study will identify the software tools and processes that can help them collect, store and access information on the roofs that will enable them to make cost-effective decisions regarding their roofing assets.”
Selected participants will be asked to establish and maintain a minimum database of 10 buildings or 30 roof sections. They will also need to have working computer hardware that meets the minimum requirements for RoofPro, and pay a $750 annual maintenance fee during each year of the two-year course of the study. This fee includes software updates and unlimited technical support. In addition, participants will be asked to participate in online meeting forums to share findings and contribute non-detailed statistics to help establish key roof management findings that will be used in a published post study summary.
School facility managers or other authorized personnel interested in participating in the study should contact DFC at 905-844-3300 and ask for Mike Sievers.