FSILG Facilities Assessment

The FSILG Facilities Assessment was begun at the request of MIT’s Division of Student Life and endorsed by the AILG. The goal is the understanding by stakeholders of the needs for physical renewal of existing building systems, building envelopes, and life safety systems in the FSILGs.

This project proposal was suggested by DSL Dean Suzy Nelson at the AILG Plenary on April 12. At the April 26 evening meeting sponsored by the AILG to discuss the West Campus Village Initiative as well as the May 31 AILG Annual Meeting, Bob Ferrara outlined the planned effort with this slide:

      Coming: FSILG Facilities Assessment

  1. Professional facilities assessment of all FSILGs last done in 1998
  2. Purpose: to provide insight and rough estimates into conditions and, for some, serve as a baseline for fundraising
  3. Based on FSILG Strategic Plan Theme #3 work of 2014
  4. Planning for a summer pilot program has begun at Dean Nelson’s request
  5. From AILG Plenary invitation – pilot houses are DP/No. 6, Sigma Kappa, and Delta Tau Delta
  6. 3 firms evaluated – for work and usability of product
  7. Hope for  a rollout in fall to rest of community
  8. MIT Annual Fund can support fundraising if you choose

Tom Stohlman, Bob Ferrara, and representatives of the pilot houses (DP/No. 6, Sigma Kappa, and Delta Tau Delta) are very much involved in getting the project going with a pilot effort over the summer. Please feel free to direct questions and comments to any of them.

Here is the current timeline:

May 15, 2017 - MIT Facilities releases this RFP to prospective vendors to conduct an assessment on one of the three summer pilot houses.

May 31, 2017 - DSL, Facilities, and pilot house leaders meet and select 3 vendors for pilot assessments

August 25, 2017 - Delivery of final pilot reports due 

September, 2017 - Selection of single vendor for full project

October, 2017 to April, 2018 - Assessment of FSILGs