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is requested for 115 projects in fiscal year 2002. Funding requests are projected over the next four years for an additional 392 projects.
Construction funding has only been requested in fiscal year 2002 for those projects that have been completely designed. Because of the agency's current workload, only the most critical projects have been requested in fiscal year 2002. The five-year capital budget is projecting requests in the fiscal years 2003 through 2006 as follows:
All the projects associated with future requests will be reviewed and reprioritized before being included in a current fiscal year request. However, the magnitude of the future capital project needs is evident from this table.
Attached is a graph "FY 2002 Capital Requests by Category” and a table "Fiscal Year 2002 Budget Request by Category" that breaks out the amount, number of projects and the percentage of each by category. Three projects account for more than 48 percent of the request. Those projects are the Capitol Dome ($42,500,000), the Library of Congress new Audio Visual Conservation Center at Culpeper Virginia ($5,000,000), and a new Off-Site Delivery/Screening Center for the Capitol Police ($6,750,000).
In past years, the AOC developed a reinvestment benchmark of 1.7 percent of the current replacement value of the facilities as a guide of the amount of cyclical maintenance funding that should be invested into the Capitol complex. This benchmark excludes capital project funding relating to the construction of additional facilities, security enhancements and technology management improvement that are included in the total capital request. For fiscal year 2002 the benchmark of 1.7 percent would indicate that $63 million should be reinvested in cyclical maintenance and renovation projects. As indicated on the attached graph titled "Cyclical Maintenance and Building Renovations," $77.4 million is being requested for facility reinvestment projects in fiscal year 2002. Because the benchmark represents an average, the current request is acceptable due to the fact it includes a request of $42.5 million for the Capitol Dome project. However, as indicated on the graph there will be much larger requests in future years.
The following table summarizes the funding levels presented in the five-year capital budget by category.
ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL FY 2002 OPERATING AND CAPITAL BUDGET
• Includes Capitol Visitors Center - $100M
** Includes Capitol Dome - $42.3M, Off-Site Delivery Center - $6.8M & Audio Visual Center - $5M.