Facilities Planning

Building Condition Survey / Annual Visual Inspection

The bill eliminating the requirement for an annual visual inspection (AVI) for all public school buildings in New York State (outside of New York City) was signed into law by Governor Cuomo.


Chapter 437 of the Laws of 2014 states that “the Commissioner of Education shall review the effectiveness of repealing the requirement for the annual inspection of all public school buildings throughout New York State and make recommendations on whether school Districts shall continue to be exempt from such inspection. Such report shall be issued to the Governor and the Legislation on or before January 1, 2019.”


Therefore, based on the language in this law the requirement for AVIs has been suspended until at least the 2018- 19 school year. At that point, a determination will be made whether or not to permanently eliminate the AVI requirement.


In the meantime, the State Education Department Office of Facilities Planning will not require nor accept AVI reports.


2015 Building Condition Survey New

The public school building condition survey (BCS) requirement remains in place and must be conducted by November 15, 2015.  The data submission deadline has been extended to June 30, 2016.

The online BCS survey is accessed by the superintendent via the NYSED Application Business Portal.  A link to the portal is listed below.  If anyone other than the superintendent needs to access the portal for BCS online data entry, the superintendent must give entitlements to the other personnel.  A link to the SEDDAS User Guide with information on how to give entitlements to others can be viewed in the portal.

Questions about online BCS data entry should be directed to (518) 474-3906 or emscfp@nysed.gov with '2015 BCS' in the subject line.

2013 Annual Visual Inspection

2013 BCS/AVI Report WinZip Icon  The surveys are in a zip file and are district-by-district in pdf format.  (01/08/15) NOTE: LINK NOT WORKING AT THIS TIME

 

2012 Annual Visual Inspection

2012 BCS/AVI Report WinZip Icon  The surveys are in a zip file and are district-by-district in pdf format.  (01/24/14)

 

2011 Annual Visual Inspection

2011 BCS/AVI Report WinZip Icon  The surveys are in a zip file and are district-by-district in pdf format.  (01/24/14)

 

2010 Building Condition Survey

2010 Building Condition Survey WinZip Icon  The surveys are in a zip file and are district-by-district in pdf format.  You may print the survey to use to mark up changes in conditions discovered in the field.

BCS aid reminder: Districts that did not submit Building Condition Survey (BCS) Forms to Facilities Planning by 6/30/11 will lose 2010-11 BCS Aid and/or will not be able to claim 2011-12 BCS Aid.  (11-01-11)

Format Document:

2010 Building Condition Survey PDF Image Icon (102KB) (04/17/15)

 

2009 Annual Visual Inspection

2009 BCS/AVI Report WinZip Icon  The surveys are in a zip file and are district-by-district in pdf format.  (02/16/10)

 

2005 Building Condition Survey

2005 Building Condition Survey WinZip Icon   The surveys are in a zip file and are district-by-district in pdf format.  You may print the survey to use to mark up changes in conditions discovered in the field.

Downloadable Format Document:
Format Document Microsoft Word Document Image Icon (530KB) 5/11/05 (Rev. 10/5/05)
Format Document (90KB) 5/11/05 (Rev. 10/5/05)

 

For questions, contact Carl Thurnau: cthurnau@mail.nysed.gov  518-474-3906

 

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Last Updated: February 4, 2016