September 10, 2007 10:42 ET

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Implements VFA Solutions for Facility Asset Management

Facility Assessment Services and VFA.facility Software Support State in Optimizing Investments in Correctional Facilities Infrastructure

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2007) - VFA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, will provide VFA.facility® capital planning software and expert facility assessment services to the State of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), the largest statewide correctional system in the country. VFA solutions will support the CDCR in managing its facility infrastructure to meet current demands, plan for growth, and provide prisoners and officers with a safe environment.

VFA will assess more than five million square feet of facilities managed in the CDCR system, including five of the state's prisons. The assessments will document any current building deficiencies, encompassing the structure, systems and components, and estimate the associated costs for repair, renewal and code compliance. VFA.facility software will provide a central database of information about the CDCR's facility assets, supporting the ongoing management of maintenance and renewal, as well as the development of long-term capital plans.

The CDCR is the fifth state corrections system to implement VFA's comprehensive facilities capital planning and asset management solution. To date, VFA has assessed more than 3,200 assets for state correctional departments in Louisiana, Missouri, Virginia and Idaho, encompassing nearly 28 million square feet. In California, VFA has also provided facility assessment services and VFA.facility software to the Judicial Council of California Administrative Office of Courts (AOC), the largest court system in the nation, to support the development of infrastructure improvement plans.

"Managing the volume of data related to facilities and their building systems is a constant challenge, particularly for state agencies with large and geographically dispersed facilities," said Jerry Kokos, President and CEO of VFA. "Progressive states such as California are learning how to leverage technology to turn that data into valuable information for making optimal decisions about facility spending and long-term capital planning."

About VFA

Headquartered in Boston, VFA, Inc. is the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management. VFA's Capital Planning and Management Solution (CPMS™) uniquely combines 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. VFA has helped more than 350 organizations in corporate, education, government and healthcare markets to strategically manage more than two billion square feet of real estate. For more information, please call 800-693-3132 or visit

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