SOURCE: VFA, Inc.

December 01, 2008 09:00 ET

Clark County (Nev.) School System Employs VFA Capital Planning Solutions to Establish Capital Master Plan

VFA to Provide Assessments and Software for 14.5 Million Square Feet of School Facilities

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 1, 2008) - VFA, Inc., the leading provider of solutions for facilities capital planning and capital spend management, announced that the Clark County (Nevada) School District (CCSD), the nation's fifth largest school district, has selected VFA to conduct facility condition assessments for more than 200 schools and administrative facilities and provide capital planning software to support the development of its 2008 Capital Master Plan (CMP).

CCSD currently employs VFA.facility® capital planning and asset management software as the central repository for facility data and a decision support tool in creating capital plans and budgets. The software enables CCSD to easily compare the relative condition of each school, calculate costs associated with both ongoing maintenance and new construction, and create optimal renewal budgets and capital plans. CCSD will also implement AssetFusion®, VFA's integration tool, which connects the data in VFA.facility with the district's computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), IBM MAXIMO®.

VFA has been working with CCSD since 1998 and has previously completed two phases of facility condition assessments. In addition to VFA, DeJong, Inc., the premier educational facility planning firm which completed a 2003 master plan for CCSD, and Tate, Snyder and Kimsey, a leading design firm based in Henderson, Nev., that has worked with CCSD since 1975, will assist in creating the district's CMP. This plan will provide the basis for long-term planning and capital expenditures including new construction, additions, remodeling and renovation of existing facilities, timely replacement of outdated facilities and modifications or replacement of infrastructure.

"Developing a capital master plan that aligns with our mission of providing a quality environment for our students' education is our primary objective," said Paul Gerner, associate superintendent, facilities division, for CCSD. "And the comprehensive data and analysis provided by VFA and its partners serves as a strong foundation to ensure the effectiveness of the plan."

Clark County, which stretches across 8,000 square miles of southern Nevada including the metropolitan Las Vegas area, operated 341 schools as of the 2007-2008 school year. With an overall enrollment of nearly 309,000 students, the district operates one of the nation's largest school construction and modernization programs, opening nine new schools and two replacement schools in the fall of 2007.

"As one of the fastest growing school districts in the country, Clark County continues to demonstrate its strong investment in the future through the proactive management of a constantly growing facility portfolio," said Jerry Kokos, president and CEO at VFA. "The 2008 Capital Master Plan will enable the district to make informed long-term facility budgeting decisions and most importantly ensure that it continues to deliver on its mission. VFA is pleased to expand our longstanding relationship with the Clark County School District."

About VFA

Headquartered in Boston, VFA, Inc. is the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management. VFA solutions uniquely combine facility assessment services, Web-based software and business consulting services to enable customers to manage every stage of the capital asset lifecycle -- from requirements gathering and long-term planning to capital budget creation and spend management. Over 400 organizations in corporate, education, government and healthcare markets have relied on VFA solutions to strategically manage their capital assets. VFA's flagship software product, VFA.facility®, is currently used to manage more than two billion square feet of real estate. For more information, please call 800-693-3132 or visit www.vfa.com.

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