SAINT LOUIS, MO – April 7, 2016 – Etegra, Inc. is taking part in the in the Army Reserve’s National Roofing Program. The U.S. Army Reserve began this initiative in 2005 and it has now entered into a full-fledged program to prolong the life of their numerous facilities. The program based on the assertion that consistent design, quality materials, and expert application could strengthen service life and reduce excessive roof maintenance and repair costs over time.
The Army Corps of Engineers has tasked Etegra to provide Registered Roof Observer (RRO) Services, requiring 100% surveillance during re-roofing construction projects. Etegra will perform these services for numerous roofs
located at Army Reserve facilities across the United States. Additionally, Etegra is tasked with updating the asset management database upon completion of the roof.
Etegra’s RRO staff are considered experts in roof construction. To become certified as an RRO, an individual must have several years of roofing construction or roofing QA inspection experience, numerous hours of roofing continuing education, and pass the RRO exam
These are valuable qualities to have, given that the government has passed a mandate for all assets (roofs, buildings, railways…etc.) to be quantified into a database by 2016.
Federal Real Property Council, Guidance for Improved Asset Management (2004, December 22),
- “Guiding Principles: The Guiding Principles serve as the [Federal Real Property Council’s] FRPC’s strategic objectives for real property management improvement. Agencies must ensure that all real property initiatives are
carried out consistent with these principles.
- Asset Management Plan: Each agency will draft an Asset Management Plan (AMP) that addresses, at a minimum, the FRPC Guiding Principles and the AMP required components. AMPs are subject to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review and approval. The FRPC guidance includes a “shelf document” that agencies are encouraged to use as a template for drafting the AMP.
- Property Inventory Data Elements and Performance Measures: The FRPC has identified and defined 23 mandatory data elements that will be captured and reported by all agencies. These data elements support the goals of the
executive order, as well as the requirements of the Performance Measures Committee.
- Of the 23 data elements, four of the elements are also considered to be “First Tier” Performance Measures. In addition to these “First Tier” Performance Measures, agencies may choose to capture data on additional agency-
specific performance measures. The FRPC’s intent is that agencies will report data at the constructed asset level; however, it is recognized that Agencies may initially report on a facility or other “building block””
Etegra is a full service architect-engineer (A-E) firm. Services include architecture, engineering, construction management and environmental consulting. Our clients are primarily in the public sector, composed of state, local, and federal agencies such as GSA, VA, NGA, and DoD. We specialize in secured facilities, healthcare, and municipal infrastructure.