University of SurreyGuildford

The University of Surrey appointed Ridge to carry out a comprehensive asset tagging, scheduling service and life cycle costing at over 50 of its academic and recreational buildings at the Stag Hill and Manor Park campuses in Guildford. The portfolio also included over 6,000 student bedrooms and associated facilities.

The university required a detailed and accurate schedule of assets to upload onto their Computer Aided Facility Management (CAFM) system to allow for the efficient management of their FM assets. The works have provided accurate detail to drive the life-cycle planning of the Estate, and will provide the backbone for future energy reduction, modifications project and ongoing procurement activities.

Ridge was appointed to undertake the tagging and scheduling of mechanical and electrical assets and then undertook include full asset condition scheduling, labour loading and life-cycle cost profiling.

Asset tagging, photographic survey and scheduling was carried out directly at each asset location using iPads and specialist survey software to reduce the multiple data entry and verification stages.

Ridge carried out a detailed labour load and cost analysis of every recorded asset to meet the standards of the SFG20 specification. A series of workshops were facilitated to look at a number of ‘what-if’ scenarios to discuss Statutory and Legislative, Business Critical and minimum maintenance requirements to arrive at the required scope and frequency of Maintenance Specification tasks for the university.

Close liaison with the Estates & Facilities Management Department and accurate programming was critical on this programme to allow for the activities of the university to carry on unimpeded.

  • 250

    Man days on site

  • 300

    Buildings surveyed (250 residential and 50 non residential blocks)

  • Over 78,000


Ridge completed each building before moving on to the next in the programme, and regular progress meetings ensured that all access, programme and scope issues were managed efficiently.

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