AECOM, one of four surveying firms appointed to carry out the hugely ambitious Education and Skills Funding Agency’s (ESFA’s) Condition Data Collection (CDC) programme has completed its 1000th survey with Kykloud.

Earlier this year AECOM, together with Faithful & Gould, Capita and RLB were appointed to carry out one of the largest public sector data collection exercises in Europe to collect condition and management data from 22,000 schools in England over a three year period to help the ESFA prioritise its future capital funding strategy.

As the chosen technology provider, all the surveyors working on this massive project are using Kykloud in order to carry out inspections and manage and report the data; we were delighted to read AECOM’s latest blog about reaching a key milestone of 1000 surveys and read about the key role that Kykloud is playing in helping them meet the demands of this challenging project.

AECOM describes the adoption of Kykloud as a key step change in the process, making the work more effective. Kykloud allows its surveyors to be more focused on delivering the surveys rather than preparing write-ups and can the data extracted from Kykloud forms the basis for ongoing asset management.

As well as helping to target future capital investment, the programme is providing schools and responsible bodies – such as local authorities and academy trusts – with useful condition data about their sites. The surveyors involved in this project are using Kykloud to gather high-level contextual evidence about all 22,000 schools, the sites and the buildings within them, as well as condition data for each building and information about key building management and compliance documentation.

Helena Rivers, Project Director, AECOM, said: “Delivering our 1000th school survey marks an important milestone for the CDC programme and brings us one step closer to helping the EFSA achieve its goal of ensuring England’s schools estate is fit for purpose. Developing a comprehensive picture of the condition of all school buildings in England is vital to help target future investment where it is needed most. This latest milestone was achieved thanks to collaboration throughout the UK and the benefits of AECOM’s wide network of building surveyors and engineers.”

AECOM’s UK wide network of building surveyors and engineers are using Kykloud to deliver approximately 75 data collection site visits every week.

Click here to read the AECOM blog in full http://www.aecom.com/uk/press-releases/1000th-inspection-completed-national-school-condition-data-collection-programme/

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