A key tool in the management of
buildings is Planned and Preventative Maintenance Reports (PPM).
These reports can be used to establish
the works necessary in respect to the planned and preventative
maintenance of a building, detailing the frequency of work together with
the indicative cost of that work element. Typically the reports detail
the maintenance of the building over a 15-25 year period, depending on
the client's brief. The reports are usually broken down into years or
groups of years, detailing the necessary work and the cost. Urgent works
are detailed as a priority. Clients can then budget for the works and
plan well ahead.
These reports are of benefit to
schools, nursing homes, resident's associations, together with all types
of commercial, office and industrial buildings - anyone responsible for
the maintenance of a building.
Turner Surveyors work with appropriate
mechanical and electrical engineering consultants and quantity surveying
consultants to form a complete report. Turner Surveyors undertake the
schedules of condition and form the 'building' part of the report,
together with coordinating the consultants and providing the final
report in the correct format as required. The mechanical and electrical
engineers complete the asset registers and form the services part of the
report. The quantity surveyors form the pricing element for the
Obviously the content and presentation
of the reports can be tailored to the needs of the client, and often
this work combines with a measured
survey to form a complete building manual.
Care needs to be taken in the
commissioning of the planned and preventative maintenance reports to
ensure that the report is relevant to the client's needs. Turner
Surveyors will sit down and discuss these needs, together with providing
recommendations as appropriate as to how the maintenance should be
implemented, to ensure that a cost effective and efficient product
delivery is achieved.