Trident was appointed to provide support to the Education Funding Agency (EFA) on programme management, building surveying and maintenance expertise and guidance on the Property Data Survey Programme (PDSP) – which covered 57.7 million m2 – the largest building surveying programme ever carried out across Europe.
The programme was set up to provide up-to-date and accurate information on the condition of schools that can be used to inform future funding allocations.
The programme incorporated phased property inspections undertaken between June 2012 and August 2014 of the entire English education property stock of circa 20,000 educational establishments. Trident advised on the overall programme deliverables in particular:
• Ensure robust quality assurance processes were in place
• Investigate various reporting options
• Provide stakeholder engagement and input into the Asset Management System (AMS) that holds condition data on all schools across the estate.
• The production of appraisals and potential options for which content should be included within the final reports