My maintenance supervisor has been working with the HUD provided PNA tool and has it about 90% figured out. He reports "The initial creation of the local profile and data inputs are fairly straight forward. However, the gathering of the information and the actual input will be quite an onerous task. One area that may be an issue, is the pricing for the all of items that may be applicable. The tool provides for three options: Bids/Quotes, PHA Estimates, and RSmeans. While quotes and estimates would be acceptable for a few items, the resources required to gather this information on a broad scale, are not available to us. RS Means is a compilation of comprehensive construction cost data. For a price. The subscriptions I have found that would possibly suit our needs are at least $ 400.00. It may be possible that another PHA already has this tool, or it’s available to us through HUD?" What are other PHA's doing with this?
Cathy, we've done nothing with this so far except for verify our data has been correctly transferred from PIC. We're waiting for further guidance from HUD on this, and I don't believe we will be the only ones with concerns, since this will affect all agencies throughout the U.S. Certainly someone will pave the way and we'll be able to rely on each other for tips and tricks. Thanks for sharing what you've learned so far :)
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