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Survey: Facility Capital Budget Changes for Nine Types of Buildings



Breakdown includes office, education, medical, government, and hospitality facilities.


By Edward Sullivan, Editor  
OTHER PARTS OF THIS ARTICLEPt. 1: FM Survey Offers Insight on Facility Budgets, StaffingPt. 2: Facility Operating Budget Benchmarks for Office, Education, Other BuildingsPt. 3: This PagePt. 4: FM Department Staffing Levels for Office, Education, Other Building Types



The most recent FM Pulse survey polled facility managers on whether their capital budget budget grew, shrank, or stayed the same in 2017, and whether they expected their CapEx dollars to increase, decrease, or stay the same in 2018.


Capital Budgets Current Year (2017)

Commercial: Corp Office (337 responses)%
Decreased by 5 percent or more8
Decreased by less than 5 percent5
Increased by 5 percent or more34
Increased by less than 5 percent10
Stayed the same43

Commercial: Leased space (150 responses)%
Decreased by 5 percent or more3
Decreased by less than 5 percent2
Increased by 5 percent or more38
Increased by less than 5 percent20
Stayed the same37

Education: Higher ed (209 responses)%
Decreased by 5 percent or more10
Decreased by less than 5 percent12
Increased by 5 percent or more15
Increased by less than 5 percent7
Stayed the same56

Education: K-12 (133 responses)%
Decreased by 5 percent or more9
Decreased by less than 5 percent5
Increased by 5 percent or more20
Increased by less than 5 percent13
Stayed the same53

Government: Federal (80 responses)%
Decreased by 5 percent or more6
Decreased by less than 5 percent6
Increased by 5 percent or more25
Increased by less than 5 percent16
Stayed the same47

Government: Municipal (122 responses)%
Decreased by 5 percent or more7
Decreased by less than 5 percent7
Increased by 5 percent or more24
Increased by less than 5 percent12
Stayed the same50

Government: State (56 responses)%
Decreased by 5 percent or more14
Decreased by less than 5 percent9
Increased by 5 percent or more20
Increased by less than 5 percent7
Stayed the same50

Hospitality (53 responses)%
Decreased by 5 percent or more4
Decreased by less than 5 percent2
Increased by 5 percent or more32
Increased by less than 5 percent15
Stayed the same47

Medical (319 responses)%
Decreased by 5 percent or more5
Decreased by less than 5 percent7
Increased by 5 percent or more26
Increased by less than 5 percent16
Stayed the same46



Capital Budgets Next Year (2018)

Commercial: Corp Office (335 responses)%
Decreased by 5 percent or more7
Decreased by less than 5 percent6
Increased by 5 percent or more30
Increased by less than 5 percent15
Stayed the same42

Commercial: Leased space (147 responses)%
Decreased by 5 percent or more3
Decreased by less than 5 percent5
Increased by 5 percent or more38
Increased by less than 5 percent18
Stayed the same36

Education: Higher ed (209 responses)%
Decreased by 5 percent or more7
Decreased by less than 5 percent9
Increased by 5 percent or more15
Increased by less than 5 percent9
Stayed the same60

Education: K-12 (133 responses)%
Decreased by 5 percent or more4
Decreased by less than 5 percent8
Increased by 5 percent or more18
Increased by less than 5 percent13
Stayed the same57

Government: Federal (80 responses)%
Decreased by 5 percent or more3
Decreased by less than 5 percent4
Increased by 5 percent or more22
Increased by less than 5 percent20
Stayed the same51

Government: Municipal (120 responses)%
Decreased by 5 percent or more5
Decreased by less than 5 percent8
Increased by 5 percent or more29
Increased by less than 5 percent17
Stayed the same41

Government: State (55 responses)%
Decreased by 5 percent or more11
Decreased by less than 5 percent7
Increased by 5 percent or more15
Increased by less than 5 percent7
Stayed the same60

Hospitality (53 responses)%
Decreased by 5 percent or more0
Decreased by less than 5 percent4
Increased by 5 percent or more40
Increased by less than 5 percent18
Stayed the same38

Medical (319 responses)%
Decreased by 5 percent or more6
Decreased by less than 5 percent7
Increased by 5 percent or more27
Increased by less than 5 percent13
Stayed the same47




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