AEC has worked with our client - a property management agent, specialising in the management and development of high end apartments - for over 3 years.
During this time we have advised and managed asbestos and water projects to the benefit of our client, and additional properties and services have been added to our remit. We have built up a good working relationship with our client, and AEC often receives telephone calls for advice about their properties that we don’t deal with.
We are always happy to do so in order that our client is getting the best of advice to remain compliant. Our client places a great trust the added-value service from AEC.
There are a number of challenging buildings. We are dealing with pre-war buildings that can be found to have an infrastructure of a mix of old and new, and where at the time of construction infrastructure has been buried within the main structure of the building.
Under ACOPs L8 there is a requirement to monitoring water temperatures on a monthly basis. Once AEC had produced the Legionella risk assessments (as a requirement under ACOPs L8) we walked through the risk assessments face to face with our client.
We then put an action plan together in order to effectively manage the water onsite. One of the requirements under ACOPs L8 is the monitoring of water temperatures on a monthly basis. This in itself can be difficult to manage and monitor, from the clients perspective.
Traditionally this has been carried out by a ‘man in a van’ who would arrive once a month and take temperatures of the nearest and furthest sentinel outlets (in the very least, dependant on the sites water systems). This can cause regular disruption to site, expensive and time consuming.
To overcome these issues, AEC introduced ‘L8 Data’ – where temperatures are taken remotely. The temperature probes were installed onsite to the nearest and furthest sentinel outlets, tanks and irregularly used outlets. The number of probes and locations are specific to the site water systems.
The temperatures are recorded every 15 minutes and delivered wirelessly to a web portal in which the data is transferred into a user friendly interface. Each month the system creates a report of validations of the temperatures reached. Where a probe is reading that a temperature has not reached consistently over a month an email and text alert is sent to both the client and AEC in order to action.
Other applicable functions with this system are self-flushing taps where temperatures have not reached the required temperature, non-scale heads for taps and showers amongst others.
The benefits of our remote monitoring solution are:
AEC continues it’s good relationship with our client and provides services in the areas of: