posted on May 22, 2014 20:15
PM Environmental, Inc. conducted property condition assessments of the lodging, service, and support structures throughout Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.
The project sites were concentrated in five locations within a 55-mile stretch of the 105-mile long Skyline Drive that runs the length of the park. A total of 100 structures were assessed and included guest and employee lodging, cabins, dining halls, maintenance buildings, recreational facilities, service stations and storage buildings. The structures were constructed in various phases from the 1930s through the 1980s and varied in size up to 34,000 square feet.
Under the National Park Service, a new hospitality management provider was contracted to replace the former, who let many of the facilities slip into differed maintenance. PM was hired to complete property condition assessments of the structures throughout the park that would serve as a baseline for facility management staff to develop repair and preventative maintenance programs that would restore appropriate property management and upkeep of the park and its structures. PM worked with the client to develop a custom report format and rating system that identified the immediate, short-term, and long-term needs of the structures.