Intrusive surveys help identify underlying issues that cannot be seen from basic, visual condition-based surveys. Our expert M&E evaluation team can highlight problems and risks with plant, equipment and systems; helping you prioritise repairs and maintenance work while protecting your client’s investment.
Clients come to us for comprehensive and detailed intrusive testing and examinations that will help indicate the potential life expectancy of their plant and systems. Our M&E surveys are disruptive to the building and its occupants, and normally include the isolation of mechanical plant and electrical circuits for detailed inspections/tests. They may also require sections of pipework/ductwork to be removed for analysis.
Surveys can include internal pipework surveys, boiler condition and operation, chiller condition and operation, temperature monitoring, relative humidity monitoring, water quality testing, LV Panel inspections, distribution board inspections, sub mains electrical testing, electrical distribution circuit tests, busbar testing, fire alarm tests and associated cause and effect, lighting level checks, electrical load monitoring and thermal imaging.
The benefits of Intrusive M&E Surveys:
Evaluate mechanical and electrical plant and systems, and advise on the condition and suitability for ongoing use and life expectancy
Identify any significant defects that would adversely affect the performance of the building services
Identify when ‘fault’ plant conditions could be reached, report on their cause and provide an indication of what maintenance actions need to be carried out
Identify budgets required for maintenance work
Prioritise and recommend the maintenance actions and identification of critical spares
Recommend intrusive inspections outside the scope of the condition survey.
Following any intrusive survey, we provide independent reports to cover the findings. These reports normally cover the following items:
Detailed description of the plant and systems within the building
Executive summary covering any evidence of key issues and M&E defects
Limitations and obstructions that affect the scope of the inspection
Detailed list of each system and defect categorised by severity and location
Photographs of defects with problems specifically highlighted
Statements of further information and where applicable items that are in good condition
A clear summary that provides you with the ability to prioritise the remedial action
Recommendations for further inspections where applicable
Rating for the probability or risk of undetected defects
A full list of accessible and inaccessible areas
Details of attachments and appendices to the report including test sheets and photographs.