A North West England Housing Association
Project Management and Contract Administration
A housing association in North West England appointed Sircle to provide project management and contract administration services for the fire precaution investment works that were due to be carried out on a number of their sites across the north west of England. These sites varied in occupancy types, including sheltered, supported, and general needs. The client also required post-inspection/validation work undertaken on previously completed fire-related upgrades and renewals to further sites across the region, following a programme of Fire Risk Assessment (FRAs) works.
We met with the client to fully understand the scope of service requirements and the brief, which included management of the contractors, providing project monitoring, quality control management, providing regular client updates, programme management and holding performance/progress meetings.
Our experienced Project Management team assisted the client in fulfilling their Construction Design and Management (CDM) duties, as required under the CDM Regulations 2015. This ensured all project work was undertaken safely and in line with all health and safety requirements.
The validation works undertaken included a compliance inspection of various completed fire safety works, as per the agreed scope. The data from the post-inspection survey was captured electronically on-site through bespoke fire safety software on a handheld device.
This survey also assessed the quality, measured in line with the manufacturer’s specifications we were provided with.
The results of these surveys, which included our findings and recommendations, were submitted electronically to the client in a report format.
The fire safety improvement programme we carried out successfully met the project requirements to the agreed programme and budget, ensuring the housing association maximised its investment within its portfolio.
The work, which included advanced technology smart lighting systems, enhanced upgrades to existing fire alarm systems, and fire compartmentation works, has also allowed the client to achieve the standards required of the British Standard BS5839 parts 1 and 6.
The support Sircle provided contributed to the client successfully closing out their 2021/22 programme.
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