Royal Victoria Hospital Group

Underground Drainage Asset Survey

Project Overview

Client

Royal Hospitals Group

Sector

Value

Expertise

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Location

Project Summary

The Precision Group were contracted by CPD to provide a detailed underground drainage asset survey and flow and rainfall study information to assist with the re-design of our national hospital in Belfast.

This regeneration site had drainage infrastructure dating back to before the early 1900s.  Sites of this age have mainly Victorian combined drainage systems, where both storm and foul waters are collected and disposed of into the public sewerage system.

The site has been added to and developed over the last one hundred and twenty years with various additional drainage systems added or old systems left redundant in the ground.

The overall aim of the project was to locate all of the drainage system, connect and map the individual components and provide full location and condition reporting.

Outputs & Results

  • Survey all manhole chambers and map all connectivity onsite
  • Provide detail plans and sectional drawings of all assets
  • CCTV Survey all pipelines & provide detailed report packages
  • Pipe Condition Survey to MSCC5; detailed report on every pipeline grading its condition to industry standard
  • 3D CAD Detailed Drawing Package
  • Detailed Flow & Rainfall Monitoring & Survey

Services

  • Underground Drainage Asset Surveys
  • Detailed & Sectional Drawings of all Assets
  • CCTV Surveys of all Pipelines
  • Manhole Condition & Location Surveys
  • Rainfall & Flow Monitoring Surveys

Surveys were taken during period of dry weather and those weather patterns including heavy rainfall – accurate comparison data could therefore be presented.

All works were carried out during early 2021, which were particularly challenging times for the healthcare sector, in light of the COVID 19 pandemic.

“This was a particularly interesting project for the team, as we were working with drainage infrastructure that dated back to approximately 1873.
Whilst this inevitably presented its own challenges, our technologically advanced equipment and services were more than up to the challenge”.

Alan Stringer, Senior Contract 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.”