Toronto District School Board

Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute

Facility Condition Index

September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018

The Facility Condition Index (FCI) rating is a measurement of the condition of a school building. It does not reflect on the safety of the school building. 

The health and safety of students, staff and community members are our top priority when planning school repairs. Our Facility Services staff works year-round to ensure our schools are safe regardless of their FCI rating.

Almost half of the 584 TDSB school buildings were built more than 60 years ago. Older schools often have a higher FCI rating as some building components such as walls, lights, floors and ventilation systems may require major repairs or replacement.

F.C.I.
42.73 %

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Learn more about the Renewal Needs Backlog and the Facility Condition Index, both of which include related Frequently Asked Questions.

Renewal Needs Backlog

The Toronto District School Board’s Renewal Needs Backlog (RNB) list identifies 22,686 different repairs needed in our 584 schools. The total value of those repairs is approximately $3.7 billion as of September 2017. 

For the 2017-2018 school year, the TDSB received $297 million in provincial funding. From this amount, $50 million should be used to replace energy efficient building components. The remaining $247 million should be used to replace/repair building components identified during the schools inspection, helping reduce the FCI of school buildings.

It is important to understand that these repairs do not represent a health or safety concern. Safety is a top priority for us at the TDSB and our maintenance plans are always focused on providing safe places for our students and staff. In order to do that, we fix the most critical problems related to health and safety first. Also, while components in a school building may be past their life expectancy (e.g. water boiler), they are in good condition and meet all required safety codes.

Legend

Urgent Building systems that are in critical condition and have surpassed their useful service life. These systems are very important to the operation of the building (e.g. boilers, other heat generating systems, fire alarm, sprinkler system, standpipe system, public address system, roofing, etc.). Although there is no specific timeframe to repair/replace these systems, it is recommended to do it as soon as funding becomes available.
High Building systems that are in critical or poor condition and their importance to the operation of the building is less than those classified as “urgent” (e.g. brick work, exterior doors, exterior windows, rooftop units, etc.). There is no specific timeframe to repair/replace these systems; however, repair/replacement is recommended as soon as funding becomes available.
Medium Building systems that are in fair condition with low importance to the operation of the building (e.g. floor finishes, washroom partitions, millwork, etc.).
Low Building systems that are in fair or good condition with very low importance to the operation of the building (e.g. wall partitions, interior wall finishes, interior doors, fences, etc.).

A101004 Standard Foundations Repairs - Damp proofing Repairs RenewalUrgent
Auxiliary Equipment - HVAC Pumps RenewalUrgent
C2010 Stair Construction - Metal framed and concrete framed - Aged RenewalUrgent
Hot Water Boilers - DHW Boiler #3 RenewalUrgent
Main Switchboards - Main Disconnect RenewalUrgent
Air Distribution - Duct System - StudyHigh
Air Distribution, Heating & Cooling - Duct System RenewalHigh
Air Handling Units - Original RenewalHigh
B203008 Exterior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
Branch Wiring - StudyHigh
Branch Wiring RenewalHigh
C102007 Interior Doors - Hardware RenewalHigh
C103009 Fittings - Millwork - Classrooms RenewalHigh
C103010 Fittings - Millwork - Laboratories RenewalHigh
Ceiling Finishes - Suspended Ceiling Tiles RenewalHigh
D2010 - Plumbing Fixtures - Water Fountains RenewalHigh
D2010 Plumbing Fixtures - Bradley Basins RenewalHigh
D201001 Plumbing Fixtures - Water Closets RenewalHigh
D201002 Plumbing Fixtures - Urinals RenewalHigh
D201003 Plumbing Fixtures - Lavatories RenewalHigh
D2020 Domestic Water Distribution - Eyewash Stations RenewalHigh
D301002 Energy Supply System - Natural Gas RenewalHigh
D303099 Cooling Generating Systems - DX Split AHU - Cool - Condensing Units RenewalHigh
D303099 Cooling Generating Systems - Window AC - Cool RenewalHigh
D305001 Terminal and Package Units - Unit Ventilators - Original RenewalHigh
D306003 Controls and Instrumentation - Pneumatic RenewalHigh
D502004 Lighting and Branch Wiring - Exterior Lighting - Pole Mounted RenewalHigh
D509097 Other Special Systems and Devices - Dust Collector RenewalHigh
Domestic Water Distribution - DHW Storage Tank RenewalHigh
Exhaust Systems RenewalHigh
Exterior Doors RenewalHigh
Exterior Windows RenewalHigh
G201003 Roadways - Paved - Resurface Asphalt Paved Roadway RenewalHigh
G202003 Parking Lots - Paved - Resurface Asphalt Paved Parking Area - New RenewalHigh
G203003 Pedestrian Paving - Concrete Paved Walkway RenewalHigh
G204010 Site Development - Exterior Stairs - Concrete Exterior Stairs - New RenewalHigh
Interior Doors - Wood & Hollow Metal RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Exit Lighting/Exit Signs - Incandescent RenewalHigh
Lighting Equipment - Exterior Lighting - High Pressure Sodium RenewalHigh
Signage RenewalHigh
Wall Finishes - Painted RenewalHigh
C1010 Partitions - Localized Deficiencies RenewalMedium

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