The M&E Survey Saving Companies Thousands on London Construction and Fit Out Projects
Mechanical and Electrical Validation Surveys reduce the risk of hidden costs and unexpected problems
May 15, 2017 ( datsyn.com) – Experienced construction and fit out companies in London are effectively managing and minimising the risk of unforeseen delays and cost through the use of a Mechanical and Electrical Validation Survey.
What It Is
A building services validation is an inspection of plant and installations to assess three main criteria- Physical Condition, Compliance, and Capacity. The test would typically be performed on buildings scheduled to be fitted out or altered to Cat A or B standard. It includes taking readings and recording comprehensive data on all existing mechanical, electrical and controls systems.
Why Companies Should Consider It
To ensure risk is managed as effectively as possible, a validation of the building services should be performed as early as possible in the project. This is so that any problems can be identified and incorporated into the specification early on.
For fit out and construction projects, this will be at pre-contract stage after initial conception. Where a tenant is seeking to occupy a space, it is advised to carry out intrusive due-diligence inspections before signing any lease agreements.
Huge Potential Savings
An M&E validation survey made a 7-figure difference for one client of London-based Integra UK:
On a recent project for a high-profile retailer, the client appointed a consultant who condemned the full existing mechanical system and recommended it be completely replaced. This obviously had significant cost implications, so Integra recommended carrying out a validation survey to see if anything could be done with the existing system.
On receiving the instruction to proceed with this, Integra identified some minor upgrades that would allow the system to be retained and extend the useful service life by another 10-15 years. This saved the client over £1Million!
Offering Mechanical and Electrical solutions from concept to completion, Integra UK take the risk out of commercial and industrial projects by designing and implementing stunning schemes that work as well in real life as on the drawing board. You can find out more here: integrauk.net