Ises Conducted a Lifecycle Model Analysis for The Lovett School


Project Duration

1998, 2004, 2011


18 buildings,
675,000 million GSF


Lovett School Collage

The Lovett School is a private, coeducational, college-preparatory day school. The School serves grades K-12 and is located in Atlanta, GA. Founded in 1926 by an innovative educator who emphasized the development of the whole child, it enrolled just 20 students. Ten years later it became a true country day school with a move to a wooded campus in what was then suburbia. Today, this location is educating more than 1600 students.

ISES Corporation conducted a facility condition assessment of campus buildings in 1998. In 2004, our inspection team returned to the campus to verify and update the earlier data in the ISES Asset Management System (AMS) database, as well as to assess newly built facilities and add them to the database.

In these two assessments, ISES inspected each building’s site, exterior structure and roof system, interior structure and architectural finishes, fire/life safety systems, HVAC system, plumbing and electrical network, and elevators where they existed. We also noted compliance with ADAAG and energy conservation opportunities for each facility.

In 2011, we were asked to return to campus to conduct a lifecycle analysis instead of a full condition assessment of all buildings. The purpose of this study was to predict long-term cyclical capital renewal curves for systems and components in the selected facilities. The development of the facility lifecycle models focused exclusively on cyclical capital renewal and major maintenance costs.