forward to the year ahead
|2011 has seen growth in both our staff and client base, and we
will continue to expand our products and services in the coming year.
New software will include web-based
functionality such as space management, projects and stock cataloguing.
the survey side the company will continue to expanding its portfolio
- Statutory compliance
- DDA Audits
- Asbestos surveys
- Energy performance
- Fire risk assessments
- Functional Suitability
- Space Utilisation
- Space Audits
- Energy audits
are keen to provide information in an easy to use format, and will
design both the survey and the software to meet your needs.
Managed by Project Management System for Salford
University of Salford have been keeping Quantarc busy with numerous
surveys including condition surveys and DDA audits.
is now making sense of the data with the Project Administration
module of QuEMIS.
Their tried and tested management protocols have been incorporated
into the system and project information is now accessible to all
members of the project and management teams.
College Durham goes Paperless with PDAs and Web-based Help
|Quantarc software has created a dramatic change in the way the help desk is run at New College Durham.
the implementation of the Quantarc web-based Help Desk in conjunction with QuEMIS and the PDAs, the managed services help desk has been transformed into a paperless environment.
web-based help desk enables users to track requests and jobs more
conveniently, resulting in improved efficiency and faster turnaround
The maintenance team have taken to the
system with great enthusiasm, and can now effectively record how
they spend their time without the need for a paper-chase.
is continuing to use the system to their advantage, with the numerous
reports giving them the information they need for effective management
introduce Asbestos Monitoring and Management System
Quantarc Asbestos Survey and Management System has been introduced
at the University of Teesside.
As the package is web-based, contractors and trades staff are able
to check the status of any location from any Internet accessible point.
The package has a 'drill down' graphical interface that clearly shows
the location of asbestos containing materials.
The Estates team recognised the need for an easily accessible asbestos
register that is not only up-to-date and comprehensive, but user friendly
and readily available to those who need it. The Quantarc package has
been able to meet these requirements whilst providing valuable support
throughout the implementation process.
adopt a phased approach to condition surveys
University of Sussex wanted to have a phased approach to its condition
survey needs whilst being able to produce a forward plan for all buildings
of the condition of each building has been input into the Quantarc
Planning Grid. This will be a major plank in the University's Estate
Strategy development process and the data will be used to assess
the economic life of the buildings.
As each condition
survey phase is completed it will update the data in the grid.
carry out Space Utilisation Survey
have recently carried out a space utilisation survey at the University
This is the
first comprehensive survey the University has implemented, and covered
two sites and over 550 rooms.
team have found the results very interesting and are now using the
reports produced by Quantarc to help in the future planning of the
Estate’s teaching areas.
use LTM Planning Grid to consider maintenance scenarios
University of Sunderland have found planning their Long Term Maintenance
easier to manage through the use of the QuEMIS LTM Grid.
The Grid enables users to view the results of their condition surveys
in an easy to manage condensed manner, and allows them to create different
scenarios through drag and drop technology.
Costs can be
'smoothed' to remove peaks and troughs. Scenarios can be created
for different elements (e.g. window replacement) or different work
types (e.g. Statutory). The
handling of masses of data becomes more manageable.
College Carmarthen Fire Risk Assessment
risk assessment has been carried out at Trinity College Carmarthen,
following on from space utilisation, functional suitability and condition
surveys over the past year.
Fire risk plans
were drawn up in AutoCAD following the survey and are now being
used as information points throughout the buildings.
have been valuable in the management of the Estate and in the completion
of the EMS returns and the production of the Estate Strategy, which
were completed with Quantarc’s help.
Estate Strategy gives City Centre presence
University of Wales Newport has been keen to have a presence in Newport
City Centre for a number of years.
was felt that the internationally renowned school of Art, Media
and Design would see significant benefits from this and that an
increase in student numbers would result.
the developer of the strategy, Quantarc were able to show that by
improving space utilisation and the disposal of one of the sites,
the University could achieve its goals within the available funding.