ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company retained Luckett & Farley, along with consultant Sigma Planning Group, to assist the Facilities Group in developing a five year master plan. The utility owns or leases 68 properties located within 12 operational areas throughout Kentucky and northern Virginia.
We developed the master plan to assist the Facilities Group in more efficiently and effectively managing its construction and maintenance activities at the facilities. In general, the plan included developing a quantifiable prioritization methodology for directing these activities based upon each facility’s condition. With multiple facilities located within each operational area, part of the outcome of the plan included factors that would allow the utility to determine whether to invest in repairing/upgrading individual facilities within an operational area or relocating all the facilities into a single master facility (consolidation) within that area.
The plan included the following:
- Validation and update of the utility’s master inventory of each location including address, square footage, use (service center, business office, warehouse), age, pictures of exterior of facilities, physical property, parking, and security
- A bottom-up review and assessment of each facility and property’s physical conditions in categories (interior-exterior walls, façade, roof, windows and doors, electrical systems, floors, lighting, interior finishes, HVAC, plumbing, restrooms, parking, sidewalks, grounds)
- Assessment as to whether the facility was underutilized, properly utilized, or overutilized in regard to occupancy
- Assessment regarding energy efficiency improvement opportunities
- A summary of those facilities or components identified as critical issues requiring immediate remediation (i.e., safety hazards, non-compliant code issues, etc.)