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USPS Facilities Condition Assessment

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Architecture, Structural
Architectural assessment, structural assessment, civil assessment, mechanical assessment, plumbing assessment, staff interviews, field inspections

Building Size: 575,000 square feet


Under its Indefinite Quantity Contract with the United States Postal Service (USPS), ATI was hired to perform a Facility Condition Assessment of its mail processing facility located on a 12-acre site in downtown Milwaukee. The 4-story building is approximately 575,000 square feet, while a parking structure and other external items provide an additional 410,000 square feet.


The assessment focused on onsite inspections and interviews with USPS staff members that were well acquainted with the facilities. The result was a detailed account of the facility’s physical deficiencies and the prioritized recommended actions with cost estimates.


Priority 1 deficiencies, those that are most critical, totaled nearly $17 million. The greatest cost could be attributed to sizeable structural repairs, such as the maneuvering area slab, second floor slab, circular ramp, and 6th Street bridge. Several of these repairs are currently in progress.


Priority 2 deficiencies totaled nearly $5 million. Upgrades to the domestic water distribution, sanitary waste, and stormwater drainage systems accounted for nearly half of this total.


The early identification of Priority 3 deficiencies has allowed USPS to proactively budget and prepare for these items, totaling nearly $15.5 million. Half of these projects were related to mechanical system upgrades, such as air conditioning units, building controls, hydronic distribution, heating and ventilating units, and water chillers.



  • Descriptive asset assessments supported by exhibits
  • Prioritized recommendations with cost estimates



  • Architectural, structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing assessments
  • Staff interviews
  • Field inspections