The case studies below are are all real-world examples of our work with clients on a variety of projects.
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Our client's historic building featured an end-of-life plant room in need of a significant upgrade with minimum disruption to residents being a key consideration.
This client required cleansing and seamless migration of data to a new compliance reporting system.
Clear was asked to review the competence of an existing water safety contractor in respect of safety compliance.
Our client had an urgent requirement to install multiple temporary fire alarms at sites identified as those at risk from external cladding.
Notting Hill Genesis
To provide a specification for the upgrade of services to an historic building.
The building featured an end-of-life plant room, which as well as supplying inefficient heating and hot water, was proving unreliable.
During Clear’s investigation it also became evident that the electrical supply to the building was not compliant with the current legislative criteria.
Replacing the plant room and the electrical supply signaled the potential for outages and corresponding significant disruption to the residents.
Clear produced a specification for the entire works to be undertaken simultaneously, introducing a temporary plant room to enable the seamless supply of heating/hot water and electricity. The specification was issued to a shortlist of competent contractors and Clear negotiated the best price on behalf of the client.
The specification of the plant room put forward by Clear resulted in a modernized supply of heating and hot water, which was energy efficient and controllable via a computer-based Building Management System (BMS) system. The new system has the capability to immediately notify the maintenance contractor of any outages, ensuring a more reliable and uninterrupted service.
In addition, the installation of the new energy efficient system has resulted in a reduction in heating and hot water bills, thereby enabling residents to make cost savings.
While maintaining no disruption to service, the entire electrical supply to the building was also upgraded, bringing it up to standard with current legislative requirements.
Asbestos was also discovered within the plant room area, and this was successfully removed and responsibly disposed of.
The above actions were progressed without any outward detrimental aesthetic changes to the building which is sited in a conservation area.
Notting Hill Genesis
Client required the seamless migration of data from a previous compliance provider to a new compliance reporting system.
The existing data was filed in a way that made data investigations extremely difficult and slow. The new system, although capable of receiving bulk data, was unable to process the older compliance records due to formatting issues, and therefore had to be supported by other data provisions.
Clear provided data summaries and also identified a competent data processing contractor to analyse the existing poorly filed data. Through meticulous investigation, all data was cleansed and any gaps identified were handed to the relevant compliance teams to resolve. Clear was able to ensure the successful transfer of all historical information.
In addition, Clear was able to facilitate a smooth and seamless transition to working with the new technology.
The new reporting system was able to receive the bulk historical data over a period of time. Once the process was complete the compliance data on the new reporting system accurately reflected the actual compliance rates, while the historical data remained available for potential interrogation and audit.
Notting Hill Genesis
Clear was asked to review the quality of service provided by a client's incumbent legionella management contractor, as there had been concerns regarding the robustness of the evidential compliance trail.
After a thorough audit of the contractor's online management system and the associated paperwork and on-site documentation, Clear was able to ascertain that there were gaps in the recording of compliance information. Where issues were being identified on-site by technicians, these were not being flagged to the client and were being left unaddressed. Furthermore, where work was being completed to address the remedial actions from legionella risk assessments, evidence was not being provided to demonstrate that the issues had be adequately addressed. A the client has a large estate with many hundreds of properties, these left them 'blind' to their true compliance position.
Clear worked with the client to identify a suitable reporting system and detailed the evidence that needed to be provided. Clear engaged with the existing contractor to encourage a change in behaviour that facilitated the creation of an evidential audit trail of all works completed, along with cost control oversight.
The client was able to move from a situation of having limited visibility of the maintenance regimes in place, to having an accurate, fully 'live' and transparent compliance reporting process, whilst reducing costs due to robust oversight of the contractor.
Notting Hill Genesis
Urgent requirement to install multiple temporary fire alarms at sites identified as those at risk from external cladding.
Clear was handed a project that was already behind schedule, with no detailed specification in place or any contractors earmarked to complete the work.
The rollout of a time efficient schedule of works was critical in order to reduce the cost of the waking watch service which was currently in place.
Clear contacted a manufacturer and arranged a site survey and manufacture-led specification within one week of being commissioned to handle the project. Concurrent to this activity, appropriate contractors were identified and invited to attend site to facilitate an accurately priced estimate for the works. Clear managed the process of contractor pricing and selection; project oversight and commissioning as well as quality assurance of all contractor works.
The aggressive lead-time for having contractors on site within a few weeks was achieved. The manufacturer chosen was able to supply materials without any delay to allow all four sites to commence on schedule.
The projects were managed with all works evidenced and tabulated for audit review, as well as an onsite post inspection regime.
The final installations were successfully signed off and correctly commissioned to allow the safe stand down of the waking watch service.