Met Consultancy Group (Met) were contracted to undertake a measured floor plan and asset survey for the occupied areas in the Alliance & Leicester Operations Building.
The floor plan survey was carried out across 500 rooms, many with sensitive information and data on display. All site staff were subject to security clearance and needed to carry security passes at all times. An asset/attribute survey was also carried out in each of these rooms with over 2800 digital images taken. Detail recorded included all fixtures i.e. lights, alarm points, switches and even doors and door furniture.
The final package included fully annotated AutoCad drawings (Room Number/Wall Number/Door Number) and a master schedule produced in MS Excel containing a full list of attributes for each room with digital images hyperlinked to data. Providing the survey work in this comprehensive package satisfied the clients requirements which included having drawings referencing data and images of the attributes.
The company has carried out many similar surveys and has extensive experience of asset surveys. We have developed our own data collection software running on palm top devices to speed up processes and reduce potential errors, providing cost savings to clients.
An extensive project was carried out for a Government Department on multiple sites across the UK recording furniture and fittings in operational and redundant buildings. Again, this was a project for security cleared survey teams and required data, including photographs of all rooms, to be collated into a package of drawings and related spreadsheets. The sensitive nature of some of these sites required careful liaison with the client and an agreement to destroy all data after handover and checking.
Each project is different and we will discuss with each client their requirements to bespoke build our data collection software, design the survey and manage the process.