Managing Site Surveys: Comparing RenKap to the traditional methods
If you are an Architect, Land Manager, Development Manager, Property Developer or Consultant and you are unsure if your site is appropriate for development or you don’t want to invest money just to find out that the partial or full redevelopment on the site isn’t viable, then this article is curated for you.
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Our existing clients save an average of £36,000 per year on management costs alone.
Our platform reduces our clients management time from over 4 weeks per site to under 1 hour. Assuming an average salary of £40k and including employee on costs, that 4 weeks costs our clients approx £1k. RenKap therefore allows our clients to save over £4k per site and our average client uploads 10 sites per year = average client saving of £34,000 per year.
At RenKap we pride ourselves on doing something great – for us that is helping to alleviate the Housing Crisis through supply-side solutions. Our platform is the first of its kind Development Management Platform. What does that mean? We help our clients to boost their development capacity through tech to do a lot more with less. We exist to help you build affordable homes at scale.
For the past 50 years, the UK has failed to meet housing needs and the backlog of homes now exceeds 4m. The dysfunction of the housing market can be measured by massive waiting lists, high costs, the rise of Generation Rent, and the fact that each year we are only building 60% of the housing we need.
An asbestos survey is a type of survey used to investigate if any asbestos is present in your building or properties. As per the control of asbestos regulations 2012, it’s now a legal requirement for property developers and duty holders to conduct asbestos inspections regularly. The regulations specify the asbestos survey type to use during inspections and reporting formats for capturing the survey results.
A significant factor that drove the UK government to ban asbestos in 1999 was the numerous fatalities reported due to asbestos exposure. In 2019, there were more than 2,500 deaths in the UK due to complications caused by inhalation of asbestos fibres.
An asbestos survey is undertaken to identify Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) within existing buildings. Asbestos is a dangerous material that, if inhaled, can cause health issues such as lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural diseases.
Asbestos exposure has resulted in thousands of deaths. In 2019 alone, there were 2,369 UK deaths caused by inhalation of asbestos fibre. Yet, despite the dangers asbestos poses, it has been used for more than 150 years in the construction industry.
The key to any successful development is site investigation: doing the necessary due diligence that gives you all the information you need to progress smoothly, within your budget and without any nasty surprises.
Site investigation should start with a topographical survey, which produces an accurate, detailed map of your site. In this article, we set out the steps you would usually have to take to complete a topographical survey.