Definitions

EMFP (Educational Master Facility Plan)

The Future Ready D36 Educational Master Facility Plan is a comprehensive planning and analysis process that looks at multiple aspects of District 36’s facilities, from building condition to educational adequacy. Facility Condition Assessments look at the overall condition of the building, determining what needs to be repaired or replaced. The Building Performance Assessments document how well the building envelope and mechanical systems are performing from both an efficiency and a health perspective. Educational Adequacy Assessment examine the relative ability of a facility to support the teaching and learning objectives of Winnetka D36, along with the indoor environmental quality of the facilities. This assessment can also help set the functional capacity of a building and determine the effectiveness of space utilization. The outcome of this comprehensive process is a long-term plan to achieve district goals related to our facilities and teaching and learning priorities.

ISBE (Illinois State Board of Education)

ISBE Health/Life Safety Survey

Every ten years, ISBE requires School Districts to have their Architects and Engineers survey each school for violations related to Health / Life Safety.  Schools receive a list of violations that must be corrected prior to the next survey. The violations are broken into three categories, and School Districts are required to rectify these items in a timely manner.

Facility Assessment Items

Items were identified after walk-throughs of each school and include: needed repairs, deferred maintenance and other building-related items.  Examples range widely in importance and cost from missing sealant to cracked masonry to sanitary systems and in between.  Facility Assessment Items were prioritized, quantified, and cost estimated for repair.

*Not a D36 facility

Safety + Security

School safety and security is a combination of human intervention and building enhancements.  From a Master Plan perspective, the building-related enhancements contemplated will be done in close partnership with local law enforcement and fire department officials.  Details of the plan elements will remain confidential in accordance with applicable law and may change over time.

HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) Improvements

Updates to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems are undertaken for any number of reasons. The primary function of HVAC systems is to maintain the appropriate temperature in a building, and to exchange inside air for outside air so that the atmosphere remains fresh and clean. This ensures that indoor air doesn’t become stale or have unhealthy amounts of CO2, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), or particulate matter. HVAC systems also remove moisture from the air, protecting the building, equipment, and furniture from damage. Older units may break down, and — as building uses or population sizes change — ventilation systems may need to be updated to account for increased levels of activity or occupancy.

OME (Order of Magnitude Cost Estimate)

  • Identified needs, renovations, and additions were reviewed at each school and estimated by Pepper Construction.
  • Costs are expressed in 2018 dollars unless otherwise noted.
  • Cost escalation occurs annually at a rate of 3% – 4% due to normal adjustments in labor and material costs.
  • Contingencies are included, however, market fluctuations, geopolitical factors, natural disasters and the like are unanticipated.
  • Soft costs are included (i.e. architectural and engineering fees, permit costs, etc.).
  • While some schools have similar needs, the means and methods necessary to complete the repair, renovation, etc., will vary by school. As a result, the costs will vary and may not be directly comparable from one school to the next.
  • Estimates are budgets not bids. They are based on concepts and planning ideas.  Once the design process begins, more detailed estimates will be prepared in compliance with the budgets and financial constraints set by the District.