Maintenance optimisation of hard services Facility Management

Why choose Smart GreenTech Solutions for the optimisation of your hard services facility management maintenance in London and across the UK?

We have extensive hard services facility management experience and work with our clients to understand where they are and develop cost effective and practical maintenance optimisation solutions which are bespoke, focussed on maximising your resources, whilst providing a safe, comfortable and healthy indoor environment in London and across the UK.

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The ISO 55000 Asset Management standard states that asset management is the co-ordinated activity of an organisation to realise value from its assets, whether in the public or private sector and whether assets are physical, financial, human or ‘intangible’, it is good asset management that maximises value-for-money.

It involves coordinated and optimized planning, asset selection, acquisition/development, utilization, care and ultimate disposal or renewal of assets and asset systems.

The foreword from CIBSE TM40: 2020 Health and wellbeing in building services provides a balance pespective on asset management;

The past decade has witnessed an exponential growth in the built environment industry’s focus on tackling health and wellbeing objectives. This is due to business imperatives (e.g. business case for increasing productivity in the workplace) but also wider societal challenges, including climate change, air pollution, and ageing populations.

It is now obvious to many that the health of our planet and the wellbeing of our species are inextricably linked. At the same time, buildings cannot be designed uniquely for the pursuit of environmental sustainability objectives, if this results in discomfort or ill health for occupants. In fact, in addition to helping to avoid health risks, buildings should also foster wellbeing.

CIBSE Guide M 2014 Maintenance engineering and management states that building services engineers provide the internal environmental conditions that enable business processes to function at an optimum level while providing a safe, healthy and comfortable environment for occupants to achieve their maximum performance potential.

Effective maintenance and operation is a key factor in ensuring this continues for the life of the building.

Bringing it all together!

There are hundreds of useful standards, guides and codes of practice to every aspect of the built environment, which can be overwhelming at the best of time, but the underlying principle is to ensure that buildings and associated building systems are managed, operated and maintained in a manner that provides the required internal environmental conditions that enable business processes to function at an optimum level while providing a safe, comfortable and healthy indoor environment for occupants.

The required indoor environment conditions need to be achieved and sustained for the life of the building, in an energy efficient and environmentally friendly manner which supports the organisations and societal climate change objectives.

Most of the buildings that will exist in 2050 already exist, and operating and maintaining these buildings from an integrated and operational performance perspective has never been more important.

Maintenance strategies

Maintenance strategies have advanced significantly over the years from corrective (fix it after it fails), planned (check it) and planned preventative maintenance (fix it before it fails) to predictive maintenance (measure it and fix it) and reliability centred maintenance (dont just fix it, improve it) as well as enterprise maintenance (improve it and sustain it).

Maintenance strategies are bespoke to each client, but all should have a common objective to achieve and sustain the required indoor environment for the life of the building, in an energy efficient and environmentally friendly manner which supports the organisation and societal climate change objectives.

So how can we help you achieve this objective and gain maximum value from your maintenance budget and associated activities?

We work with you and your team to understand where you are and develop cost effective and practical maintenance optimisation solutions which are bespoke to you and your buildings, focussed on maximising your resources, whilst providing a safe, comfortable and healthy indoor environment.

A summary of our actions are indicated below;

Understand expectations of internal and external stakeholders

Review and update current maintenance policy and associated strategy

Review maintenance planning and scheduling system, from Excel generated spreadsheets to software based Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) / Computer Aided Facility Management (CAFM) systems etc.

Review service reports/maintenance task schedules and checklists

Check data quality and capturing

Engage maintenance and facility management staff to discuss status quo and identify opportunities to optimise/improve

Develop a bespoke maintenance optimisation strategy and pilot programme

Support the business with change management, buy-in, and implementation

Performance review and continuous improvement

If you would like to learn more about our hard facility management maintenance optimisation services, then please contact us on 03300 881451. Alternatively, feel free to leave your details on our contact form and we will get straight back to you.

Please also view a recent article on Planned vs Planned Preventative Maintenance.

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