High-Rise Survey and Planned Maintenance - East London

A high rise apartment complex in Docklands presented particular difficulties to survey and complete a Asset Management Plan.  Tiered roof balconies and rising to 16 storeys meant external access using scaffold or a cherry picker was physically and economically impossible.  Instead rope access was chosen to get close to the elevations to understand the building’s construction and condition.

With the resultant survey information Metcalfe Briggs consulted building manufacturer’s information to specify the procedure and frequency of maintenance required for the render found on the elevations.  This allowed us to build up a detailed PMP which defined costs at building element level.  It also identified some regular maintenance items that had not been realised as necessary by our client. 

The resultant PMP schedule is a complete reference document that can be used with confidence to budget and specify maintenance work by year.