Northern Ireland Housing Executive, Belfast

ECM Scheme, Belfast

Project Overview

Client

ENGIE

Sector

Timeframe

Location

Project Summary

We have been appointed to work in partnership with Engie to undertake an External Cyclical Maintenance (ECM) Scheme for the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.  The Scheme comprises 156 houses in South Belfast.

Scope of Works includes:

  • Roofs – Minor Repairs & Cleaning
  • External Walls – Minor Repairs & Redecoration
  • External Windows & Doors – Replacement, Repair & Redecoration
  • Communal Areas – Repair, Maintenance & Redecoration
  • External Works – Repairs, Maintenance & Cleaning
    • Pathways/Driveways
    • Fencing, Metal & Wood
    • Stores & Garages
    • Fascia & Soffits
    • Drainage
  • Asbestos Removal

Outputs & Results

  • The Project is progressing as per Works Programme
  • Programme developed and works monitored
  • Site Works Supervisor located onsite for duration of project
  • Weekly Progress Reports with all relevant stakeholders – Contracts Manager & Divisional Operational Manager Works Review
  • All risks associated with working in a COVID environment at the were assessed and mitigation procedures implemented to ensure the safety of all Precision staff

Services Delivered

  • ECM Scheme
  • Repair & Maintenance
  • Internal & External Works
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Joinery
  • Plumbing
  • Multi-Trades
  • Detailed Risk Assessments
  • Hazardous Waste Removal
  • Asbestos Survey
  • Asbestos Removal

All works to be completed within strict timeframes and to exact specification.  Works carried out during COVID-19 and as such detailed Health & Safety Plans had to be developed to ensure that works could continue safely whilst working in and around occupied premises.

“The ECM Scheme works are progressing to schedule – the nature of any ECM scheme requires complex logistics planning, which includes a certain level of flexibility and open communication channels.

It is testament to our multi-trades teams that we are able to deliver these works to the highest levels of quality, whilst remaining able to alter daily works plans, often at short notice.”

Rachel Cave, Project Manager

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Eddie Finn

Head of Technical Services – Construction & Building Division

Eddie joined The Precision Group in 2016 as Head of Technical Services for the Construction & Building Division.

With over 25 years’ experience within the Construction & Building Sector, Eddie has managed many large scale construction projects across the UK and Ireland.  

Along with a wealth of industry experience, Eddie holds numerous professional qualifications and accreditations, including MCIOB, ACIBE, IOSH, NVQ Level 7 in Construction Senior Management and the Constructions Skill Register Black Construction Management Card.

Not content with standing still, Eddie is currently working towards the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health & Safety.

Alan Stringer

Senior Contracts Manager

Alan is one of the company’s longest-serving employees, having joined the Precision Group in 2000 as a Specialist Contracts Manager.

He is currently responsible for the development and management of the Precision Group’s specialist technical services, primarily within the Utility Data Capture arena.  Latest projects include the Cork City DAP, which was one of the largest European drainage asset surveys completed in recent years.

Alan often represents the Group at various international water and engineering sector forums.  In his spare time, he is a motorcycles and rugby enthusiast.

“Our dedicated Utility Data Capture team offer specialist asset surveying and data management services across the UK, Ireland and Europe. It is imperative we remain at the forefront in terms of the technology we utilise, both on site and within our back office, including the provision of industry leading data packages designed to exceed our clients requirements.”

Kevin Lynch

HSE Manager

An experienced HSE Manager, Kevin’s primary role within the Group is to lead a positive HSE culture throughout the company and bring practical HSE solutions to the day-to-day operations of the business. 

Kevin provides professional advice and support for the Group’s Contract Managers, Supervisors and other staff in relation to all health, safety and environmental matters, including client site audits.

As HSE Manager, Kevin has overall responsibility for compliance with all current legislation, including codes of practice and relevant standards, across The Precision Group. He also manages the Group’s Integrated Management System, including ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001, ensuring critical control points are monitored effectively.

With over 30 years’ experience within the Fire and Rescue Service, Kevin brings a wealth of experience to the role.

Seamus McCallan

Operations Manager – Construction & Building Division - Asbestos

After being involved in his family business for over 15 years,  Seamus joined The Precision Group as one of 2 Contracts Managers, overseeing all projects within the specialist Asbestos division.

Now head of the Group’s Asbestos Division, Seamus has primary responsibility for over 20 staff, managing projects in excess of £1.5m last year, coupled with Project Management and the surveying department.

With over 25 years’ experience within the Asbestos and Demolition / Construction industries, Seamus has a wealth of experience within the sector, paired with exceptional communication and leadership skills.

Seamus places significant emphasis on open and transparent communication, fostering strong relationships between clients, contractors and internal stakeholders alike, to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget.

“Having experienced several changes within the Industry over the past three decades, the ability to improvise and adapt in any given situation is essential.  As a team, we continually strive to deliver the best service in our field”.

Kevin Williams

Managing Director

Kevin has a long history with The Precision Group, beginning his tenure as Financial Controller, some 20 years ago.  His career quickly progressed to Finance & IT Director, leading to his current position of Managing Director in 2013.

As a Chartered Accountant, Kevin has a steely interest in the financial planning and management for all Precision Group Companies, playing a pivotal role in the overall strategic direction of the Group.  Kevin is an inclusive Managing Director, leading the Senior Management team and empowering them at every opportunity to push forward.

In Kevin’s words –

“The company started over 30 years ago as a local contract cleaning company; I am proud to have been part of the company’s growth to become one of Northern Ireland’s most diverse business providers.  Today, in addition to our core Facilities Management services, we offer a host of other specialist services including asbestos removal, thermo-chemical cleaning and process equipment refurbishment.  We will continue to invest in the up-skilling of our workforce who are paramount to our future growth and will continue to fervently seek out opportunities in other sectors and geographic locations.  We are delighted to include some of the top players within the Global Oil & Gas industry, in our client lists.”