TÜV SÜD UK launches Building Advisory Service division
TÜV SÜD UK has today launched its Building Advisory Service division, which will provide advanced data management and analytic services for owners of high-rise residential buildings in the UK.
The launch comes as the property sector is under pressure to meet increasingly stringent safety, quality and sustainability regulations throughout a building’s lifetime. This includes the UK’s Draft Building Safety Bill, which introduces significant regulatory reforms of safety requirements for buildings, building products and fire systems.
TÜV SÜD’s new Building Advisory Service will reduce risk for building owners, duty holders and occupiers by delivering data analytics and management support across a building’s entire lifecycle. By integrating data collection, management and analytics, the new service will create a “golden thread” of information that will give stakeholders confidence and peace of mind. TÜV SÜD’s technical experts will support high-rise building owners by converting their asset data into knowledge, enabling them to make fully informed decisions.
“Throughout a building’s lifetime there are so many different parties involved and information sits in multiple silos, which can be difficult to access and impossible to amalgamate,” said Paul McDevitt, managing director of TÜV SÜD UK’s Building Advisory Service.
He added: “Our new Building Advisory Service will provide building owners with the complete picture by integrating all data relating to an asset’s lifecycle, especially building safety information. This will help them to make fully informed decisions relating to asset quality, safety and sustainability criteria. We will also help them to develop robust strategies relating to future improvements, so they always comply with the latest regulatory requirements.”.
TÜV SÜD will also offer sustainability strategy and certification services, as well as audits against green building rating systems. In addition, quality audits will ensure that new buildings comply with the appropriate standards and regulations.