Building Condition Survey

CLIENT University of Auckland
LOCATION University of Auckland Campus
COMPLETED December 2019 – March 2020
SERVICES Building Condition Survey

The task

Hampton Jones undertook a Building Condition Survey for the University of Auckland across their property portfolio of 113 buildings. The client was seeking to understand the state of these buildings so they could prioritise repairs and planned maintenance.

The large number of buildings and their variety of construction methods created a challenge for us to create a consistent asset classification system, with over 6,500 separate elements recorded across the portfolio.

A visual survey was completed on each building and materials were allocated a rating based on an agreed asset classification system.  A remaining life expectancy was then allocated to each component and spreadsheets were produced so that the client could import them directly into their facilities management software.

Our thinking

To complete the large survey quickly and efficiently, our Building Surveyors captured onsite data via their mobile phones. This data uploaded to cloud-based software that input the information directly into spread sheets to suit client delivery expectations.  This allowed our team to deliver the project within tight budget constraints in a highly competitive market and at a rapid pace.

The result

Our survey identified various areas that required urgent attention such as failing roof coverings with potential health and safety concerns which the University were able to address immediately.

Hampton Jones exceeded our client’s expectations by both the level of information we provided and the quality of the overall assessment of their portfolio. The University now has a complete overview of the condition of its built environment and  can begin to prioritise expenditure on necessary building maintenance and improvements.

Client testimonial

“The University of Auckland commissioned Hampton Jones to carry out building exterior condition assessment for over 100 buildings and some critical internal spaces. The planning and execution of the project was done extremely well by Hampton Jones. Their continuous engagement, timely responses, constructive suggestions and meticulous work approach enabled them to produce high quality work that met the project expectations in terms of scope, time and cost. The team’s strong competency and professionalism reflected on the work efficiency that was beyond our expectations.”

Muru Mohan, Asset Manager – The University of Auckland