August 04, 2008 09:30 ET

VFA Canada Solutions Enable Wilfrid Laurier University to Proactively Maintain Facilities and Infrastructure

University to Reassess Facility Portfolio and Conduct Infrastructure Survey

BURNABY, BC--(Marketwire - August 4, 2008) - Wilfrid Laurier University, one of Canada's most innovative universities, is working with VFA Canada Corporation to reassess the condition of more than 80 buildings across its Waterloo, Kitchener, and Brantford campuses, encompassing more than 2 million square feet. Along with the facility condition assessment, VFA Canada will also survey Laurier's infrastructure including parking areas, roads, sidewalks, bridges, telecommunications system, utility distribution and storage tanks. VFA Canada previously conducted facility condition assessments for Laurier in 2002 and 2004.

Laurier will continue to use VFA.facility® capital planning software as its central database for facility information and as a decision support tool in developing long-term capital plans. With the updated data, Laurier will be able to proactively plan for its maintenance and renewal needs and demonstrate how these investments support the university's long-term goals. Laurier is among more than 18 universities in the Ontario University System using VFA Canada solutions since 2002.

"Some of our historic campus facilities are dated, and we must ensure that we continue to maintain and upgrade the buildings and infrastructure to adequately support the university's mission," said Ray Robichaud, Manager, Customer Service & Business Operations at Laurier. "With objective and reliable data, we are better able to prioritize maintenance and renewal projects and ensure that our long-term capital investments are aligned with those objectives."

"Accurate data serves as a strong foundation for an organization's long-term planning," said Susan Anson, General Manager of VFA Canada. "Laurier is demonstrating their commitment to planning for the University's future as well as maintaining and improving the facilities and infrastructure over the long term through the proactive management of capital assets."

About VFA Canada Corporation

Headquartered in Burnaby, B.C., VFA Canada 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. More than 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 2 billion square feet of real estate. For more information, please call 888-685-3757 or visit

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