New York State Education Law and regulations require a building condition survey (BCS) for all occupied school buildings to be conducted at least every five years. The intent is to provide districts with detailed information necessary to properly maintain safe and healthy school environments. This data allows school district to plan and prioritize capital improvements, and the state to plan for building aid reimbursement to districts. The BCS is a visual inspection conducted by a school district team consisting of district employees, as well as consultants such as architects and engineers. The team inspects all occupied building systems and their components. The intent is to assess the buildings for evidence of structural failure, movement or deterioration along with the need for repair, maintenance and replacement. NYSED does provide aid for this required survey.