FRC’s extensive experience in project managing necessary remedial works allow us to deliver a compliant, safe and future-proofed building. Our multi-disciplinary team of qualified Building Surveyors, Quantity Surveyors, Fire Engineers, Designers, Delivery Coordination Managers and Clerk of Works comprehensively manage all stages of remedial projects, from conception to completion. We work in accordance with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Plan of Work schedule, ensuring a thorough and efficient approach throughout. As lead consultants, we act on your behalf to ensure your interests are fulfilled by the contractors, both pre- and post-contract, and that all site works are compliant in line with design and completed to the highest standard of workmanship.
To enable the completion of both the concept and technical design stages of the project, as-built external elevation or internal floor plan drawings will be required. Should as-built drawings be unavailable, FRC can retrospectively scan the building to create them using specialist 3D scanning techniques. These drawings are also required by the Building Safety Act 2022 as part of the ‘Golden Thread of Information’. Computer-aided design (CAD) drawings are necessary for the design elements of remediation work if as-built drawings are unavailable. Through a 3D laser scan of a building, we gather information about the shape and position of different elements, ensuring greater accuracy during design creation and reducing the risk of measurement anomalies. These drawings further enable the relevant parties to store and share information digitally with either leaseholders or contractors alike.
Standalone Clerk of Works
In addition to the inclusion of our Clerk of Works offering within our Lead Consultancy services, we can act as the specialist Clerk of Works in a standalone capacity during both internal and external remediation projects, undertaking stringent checks to ensure compliance with design (by others) and certifying the quality of workmanship is to a high level during the construction phase. The service allows for weekly site visits by our experienced team, a review of the contractor’s photographic evidence, digital inspection reports, generation of a snagging list for the project lead to manage with the contractor and sign-off via a final handover report following the addressing of all items raised. Nigel Dyer, our in-house lead Clerk of Works, is a diligent and qualified professional with decades of construction experience. He has been elected as Chairman of the southern chapter of the Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate of GB (ICWCI) for the past two years.
Applicant’s Representative (Building Safety Fund)
The Building Safety Fund application process can be complex and we are actively engaged as Lead Consultant in numerous corresponding projects. As part of the Building Safety Fund process an Applicant’s Representative is required to take responsibility for various tasks, including portal uploads, completion of paperwork, acceptance of funding offers and organisation of the trust bank account. Given our experience in managing these projects, FRC are perfectly placed to perform this role in addition to our Lead Consultancy obligations. We will liaise with the client and their managing agent throughout to ensure transparency and efficient decision making, allowing the project to proceed at pace in a controlled, proactive and productive manner.