Replacement Cost Index
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FCI versus RCI
Facilities assessments are categorized in terms of immediate, short-term, mid-term, and long-term needs. These maintenance and repair items help to establish timelines for projects while project costs are developed. In the Facilities Assessment Reports, the immediate and 10-year costs are divided by the Current Replacement Value (CRV)—currently $225.00 per square foot of building area—to establish the Current Facility Condition Index (FCI) and 10-Year FCI, respectively, as percentage values. The lower the FCI, the better assumed condition of the facility, with 0.0% FCI equating to perfect condition.
|Facility Condition Index (FCI)||Replacement Cost Index (RCI)|
|(CRV + Long-Term Items) ÷ Deficiency Repair Total|
In contrast, the Replacement Cost Index (RCI) looks at the ratio of CRV to long-term maintenance and repair costs. The sums of the expected costs over the next two decades are weighed against the CRV of each school plus maintenance costs for Long-Term Items (11 to 19 years) to determine the RCI. (Long-term maintenance costs are generally the same regardless of building age, so they are included on both sides of this ratio.)
RCI is important when considering whether or not a facility should be improved or replaced. An RCI value less than 1.0 means the cost to replace the existing facilities on a site is less than the cost to maintain those buildings. However, a low RCI does not necessarily mean the facilities on a site will be replaced, just as a high RCI does not necessarily mean the facilities on a site will be maintained. Rather, RCI seeks to establish an approximation of the relative benefits of either action.
More information about each site’s RCI will be posted as the master planning process continues.
RCI Values for PVPUSD Sites
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