BSRIA was delighted to be tasked with undertaking a condition survey of M&E services by the Royal College of Music (RCM). This action plan highlighted the condition of the plant, life cycle in remaining years of use of the services, budget cost estimates for replacement plant and systems and a programme of recommended works for up to 25 years.
Such successfully completed independent assessments will allow the RCM to plan, prioritise assets’ repair, replacement and maintenance work for the next quarter of a century.
The project included the evaluation of installed building services against published sources of life expectancy.
BSRIA engineers collected information from a variety of sources for a robust condition survey. The information collection process followed by the BSRIA engineers included:
- Visual inspection of all building service assets to assess physical condition.
- Specialist inspections – including lifts testing, thermal imaging and water sample testing.
- Collection of information held in operation and maintenance records.
A total number of 118 major assets were inspected during the survey throughout the site by BSRIA engineers, including boilers, radiators, water pumps, chillers, air handling units, air conditioning units, water tanks, lightning protection system, fire alarm systems, intruder alarms, lighting, emergency lighting and lifts.