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Matt Revitt appointed new Regional Director for TÜV SÜD Dunbar Boardman, UK

Matt Revitt has been promoted to TÜV SÜD Dunbar Boardman’s Regional Director for Birmingham, South West & Wales. TÜV SÜD Dunbar Boardman is Europe’s leading independent lift consultancy serving over 14,000 lifts.

In his new role, Matt will oversee 11 Lift Consultants supporting 1,900 lifts in the region. Speaking about the exciting challenge ahead, Matt said “I know the region well having worked in the Birmingham office before. I’m looking forward to connecting with my old customer base and meeting new clients.”

Read the full article about Matt's appointment

Barnsley Hospital Case Study

Replacement / Refurbishment of 10 Bed-Passenger & Passenger Lifts
TÜV SÜD Dunbar Boardman were instructed by Barnsley Facilities Services (BFS) on behalf of Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to undertake a traffic analysis on the existing lifts within the AB & KL Blocks of the hospital.

Each lift once completed will have new variable voltage variable frequency (VVVF) drives with gearless machines, lift control systems, car interiors, door operators & compatible landing entrance equipment and ancillary shaft equipment, taking into account the latest EN81 standards & Healthcare Technical Memorandum Guidance HTM08-02 & HTM05-03 part E. This is an ongoing project due for completion in December 2022, with the first lifts handed over in October 2021.

Read more about the project here


Swan Court Social Housing - Principal Designer Case Study

TÜV SÜD Dunbar Boardman was appointed by Metropolitan Housing Trust to completely refurbish one of the existing passenger traction lifts within the social housing residential flats at Swan Court in Waltham Cross. Swan Court project is part of a large-scale capital investment plan, which includes ten tower blocks in the Waltham Cross area of London for Metropolitan Housing. Swan Court is the first site to be completed in this programme.

This lift was identified for capital investment to be completely refurbished, incorporating heavy-duty reliable equipment, designed to provide lift service for a further 20 to 25 years, while ensuring a robust aesthetic finish to the lift for the residents of Swan Court. TÜV SÜD Dunbar Boardman was responsible for the initial design of the lifts, full project management, Principal Designer role including CDM duties and Witness Testing of the completed installation.

Read more about the project here

BIM Services for Housing Associations

TÜV SÜD - Building Advisory Services offer BIM/Digital assessment, advisory, upskilling and verification to clients, contractors and all members of the design team.

Recently we have been working with an Engineering SME to assess their knowledge and current processes. We audited, recorded and gave feedback to help them to define the next steps with our assistance.

We are undertaking BIM training guided by the outcomes of the assessments and will continue to guide them in all aspects of BIM/Digital and Technology adoption to help them progress to attaining ISO 19650 accreditation.

We are in discussion with a number of Housing Associations to define their Information Requirements, bring efficiencies to their current software/workflows and host the data for their portfolio of assets.

Read our top tips for BIM

Creating the Golden Thread

The Building Safety Bill is expected to come into effect in 2023 and will ensure accountability for everyone involved in the lifecycle of high-rise residential buildings over six storeys or 18 metres. It includes the requirement for a “golden thread of information”, which details how a building was designed, built and maintained throughout its lifetime, recording decisions made and creating a distinct trail of accountability to support building safety.

These regulatory changes will have major financial and practical consequences for the residential sector. For example, New buildings will need to be registered and approved by the Building Safety Regulator before they can be occupied. An Accountable Person must be appointed, who must conduct and maintain a safety case risk assessment for all buildings in scope. A Building Safety Manager must be appointed to oversee this on a day to day basis. The Bill also introduces the concept of duty holders that have statutory responsibilities and will be accountable for managing all risks across the building’s lifecycle.

TÜV SÜD’s Building Advisory Service can help with our new Building Asset Portal. It can be used to gather, consolidate, store, manage and provide 24/7 availability of data with controlled access. By effectively and efficiently collecting, managing and analysing asset data, information gaps or inaccuracies can be easily identified. Decision makers can then work with more accurate and detailed information, which improves decision making, and improves productivity.

Learn more about maintaining the golden thread and the challenges that it brings

Register for our Free Webinar: BIM – The Benefits and tips for adoption

We are thrilled to invite you to TÜV SÜDs free webinar "BIM – The Benefits and tips for adoption" 9th February // 14:00 GMT

This webinar, Presented by Dave Peacock, Technical Director at TÜV SÜD Building Advisory Service, is aimed at anyone involved in BIM currently or wanting to adopt the BIM process, whether you are starting out with BIM or looking at the next steps to increase efficiency and add value for your clients.

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On Demand Webinar: Vertical Transportation System Design Parameters

This webinar presents an overview of the metrics used to determine the performance of vertical transportation systems. It covers how the key input parameters which can influence the calculations are defined and how they are used to determine performance. The estimation of building occupancy for different building types and uses and how it relates to lift performance analysis will be covered together with the typical performance targets expected for commercial office buildings, hotels and residential apartment buildings. In addition to the results provided by traditional mathematical calculation, the additional data which becomes available through the application of simulation methods and which can be valuable to building designers will be discussed.

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