Engineering Asset Management
encred provide a range of facilities that support owners and tenants throughout the lifecycle of a building whether in the public or private sector. We give you the technical and strategic advice that allows you to use your building as well as you can, for as long as you can – compliantly, safely, cost-effectively and sustainably.
These engineering asset management services include condition, dilapidation and acquisition surveys, defect analysis, disability discrimination audits, facilities management and planned preventative maintenance.
Acquisition surveys and due diligence
We carry out the necessary surveys of the Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health (MEP) equipment in a building to advise you on the condition of the building services and any inherent risks that may materialise.
Strategic and feasibility studies
We can produce a strategic report or feasibility study to ensure that the prospective building meets the needs of the future occupants of the building and allows for future flexibility.
Planning and implementation of Planned Preventative Maintenance strategies
We review the adequacy and value of your existing strategies and recommend any necessary changes. For any new contracts or installations, we would establish a new PPM strategy to drive down PPM costs and increase value, while continuing to meet the current and possible future statutory and legislative documentation.
encred can investigate and report on technical or operational problems in existing MEP installations which may not be performing to design expectations. Our report will provide an overview of what has been found on site, typical solutions to overcome the problems along with indicative costs to undertake the work.
Conditions surveys and forward planning budgets plus trend monitoring
We study all maintenance records and carry out surveys to establish the condition and forward maintenance needs of installations, buildings and external works. From this data, we can set out a rolling five-year budget for forward maintenance requirements. Our aim would be to reduce the amount being spent on unplanned reactive works and have better control of planned expenditure and the value gained from this.
Validation of compliance with current statutory legislation including licenses, inspection and certification
encred can audit all planned maintenance schedules, licenses, approvals and insurance inspections to ensure that all regulations have been complied with. After this, we would produce and maintain a register, updated as necessary if legislation or installations vary, and also monitor ongoing compliance.
Most maintenance contracts now have a 60-day period to give the maintenance contractor time to survey the site and identify the plant with the most risk of failure, which is then excluded from any maintenance cover. We can carry out these surveys on behalf of the maintenance company and produce a detailed, independent report highlighting any potential risks to the maintenance provider.
Acting on behalf of either a tenant or landlord, we can undertake surveys of the Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health (MEP) equipment to advise on the condition of the building services and any remedial works that need to be carried out. This can result in a formal dilapidation report or the tenant’s response to a report issued by the landlord.
In short, we help you plan your financial expenditure over the long term. We take control of the performance of your building’s systems, and allow you to be proud of the appearance and condition of your facilities. Our building asset management services provide assistance with all aspects of planning for the long term stewardship of your buildings.
These services can be provided at any level from an individual building to a large portfolio of commercial properties. In addition, we usually create an asset management plan for new buildings or where major refurbishment has taken place, and this can focus on the building itself or on all of the systems within that building. To summarise, our engineering asset management services:
- Minimise risk through planned expenditure
- Collate information to enable us to analyse the life cycle of assets
- Enable clients to plan investment to maintain building values