A very large apartment block in the London Docklands area has a considerable amount of rainscreen cladding to the elevations. This type of cladding has powder coated surfaces and many seams, mastic joint seals, gaskets, pop rivets and weep holes all of which have periodic maintenance and renewal needs. Metcalfe Briggs used a large cherry picker to reach the ‘nooks and crannies’ of each elevation so that all building elements could be identified, the quantity accurately assessed and the maintenance regime defined.
Completing the Asset Management Plan needed a detailed, methodical approach as the building is not repetitive. Nonetheless the resultant PMP schedule captured the information necessary for annual budgeting. It has also proved invaluable for cyclical maintenance procurement where quantities are key when tendering for the works.