Key Property Information - Compilation
Advice re the design and use of Property Information and Management
All commercial buildings require an increasingly complex range of
issues to be effectively managed. Operating day to day repairs, planned
maintenance projects, keeping up to date asset and health and safety
records are just some of the matters that will be familiar to those
responsible for building and estate management functions. The growing
volume of data required to be kept in easily accessible formats, as
well as the legal requirements associated with this, have led to the
development of a range of IT based Property Information and Management
Systems. Sutherland Consulting can advise on the systems available,
their capabilities, costs and suitability for a particular property
estate, or simply a single building. We can also ensure that all essential
elements are included in a particular package, and assist with the
entry or transfer of data on to the new system.
We often ask Clients to consider how much valuable information would
be lost if a Buildings or Estates Manager was no longer available.
Part of the rationale for these systems is to commence the construction
of an all encompassing database, so that information held by some
is available to many, and is never lost.
Asset Registers often form part of the databases outlined above. These
range from simple lists of equipment, to detailed databases linked
to bar-coding systems. (See also Property Occupation / Asset Management).