• Corporate HQ, NY
  • Melville, NY
  • Iselin, NJ
  • Ossining, NY
  • Mount Laurel, NJ

SCO Family of Services Condition Assessment


HAKS assessed building conditions of ten properties with 34 buildings totaling nearly 490,000 square feet for SCO Family of Services, Inc. (SCO), one of the largest non-profit family supportive housing and services provider in downstate New York. The objective was to provide SCO with a capital planning tool to maintain its building assets in a state of good repair for years to come.

The facilities ranged from buildings in urban East New York, Brooklyn and St. Albans and Jamaica, Queens, to suburban sites on the North and South shores of Nassau and Suffolk counties. Assessments of the facilities systems included site/grounds, site amenities, utilities, structural frame/ building envelope, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, conveying, life safety/fire protection, and interior.

The buildings ranged from approximately 500 to 94,480 square feet. Two- to three-person inspection teams included a licensed architect and a mechanical/electrical inspector. All assessments were performed in occupied buildings with the accompaniment of client-assigned property managers, and were conducted over a three-month period. Project team meetings were held to establish parameters, protocols and standards for inspections, cost estimating thresholds and guidelines to remedy deficiencies. Deliverables included ten individual reports on each property, along with an executive summary and a working database of the assessment. The client was able to sort and filter data and costs into a critical capital planning tool.