Lifecycle planning, also known as planned preventative maintenance (PPM) or Forward Maintenance Reviews (FMR’s), is an important consideration in the strategic upkeep and maintenance of existing buildings, as well as the investment considerations of newly built or refurbished buildings to maintain asset value. We regularly support our landlord and occupant Clients in setting out the programme for maintenance of MEP systems over the course of a building’s lifespan
to ensure equipment achieves expected economic life, operates reliably, efficiently and reduces the risk of system obsolescence. Our team also draw upon their sustainability experience and expertise to identify opportunities to reduce carbon and energy use, even if equipment has not yet reached end of its economic life, where the benefits outweigh the
carbon impact of early replacement.
Doing this in conjunction with our Building Surveying and fabric teams, we help plan projected capital outlay, including end of life replacement but also identify potential upgrades in one facet of the building that may positively affect others (e.g. external cladding replacement and improved thermal performance in conjunction with changes in
energy delivery such as heat pumps).