EFA Appoints Surveying Teams to Collect Condition Data from 22,000 Schools with Kykloud
North Shields, UK, March 21, 2017 – The Education Funding Agency has announced the surveying firms appointed to conduct the CDC Programme – its largest ever Condition Data Collection programme – designed to collect data from 22,000 schools in England over a three-year period.
As the chosen software solution (announced in autumn 2016) all of the appointed surveyors – AECOM, Faithful & Gould, Capita and RLB – will utilise Kykloud technology to undertake this ambitious project.
Hugely respected in their field and leaders in the innovative use of technology in surveying, the teams of surveyors are already conducting pilots in anticipation of the official project launch.
In fact, three of the four surveying firms appointed to conduct this – one of the largest public-sector condition assessment programmes ever undertaken – already use Kykloud technology across parts of their business so recognise the huge benefits it brings.
The data collected from the site visits will provide the Education Funding Agency with an improved and up to date evidence base which will help inform future funding allocations and help direct investment to the areas with the greatest condition need.
The information that is gathered will include high level contextual data about the school, the site and the buildings within it, condition data for each building and information about key building management and compliance documentation that is available.
It really is one of the most innovative and largest projects of its kind in the UK. Surveyors from all four leading surveying firms will use Kykloud’s condition assessment and asset management technology, in order to provide the EFA with the knowledge and data they require to make informed decisions about maintenance and capital spend for years to come.
Kykloud provides a SaaS delivered cloud-based solution for physical asset surveying and capital planning throughout the asset lifecycle. Kykloud has more than 100 customers in both the public sector and private sector markets with customers utilizing the software for projects across a wide range of sectors including: education, retail, healthcare, government, infrastructure, leisure and commercial property. Notable UK Government clients include the Department of Education where Kykloud is being used to survey 22,000 schools across the UK. Kykloud is also now used by 9 of the top 10 Global real-estate consultancy firms. To date over 1 billion sq ft or 100 million m2 of physical assets have been managed through Kykloud. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom.