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Data validation and condition assessment consultants

  • 1.  Data validation and condition assessment consultants

    Posted 28-01-2021 12:31
    Traditionally at City of Wanneroo we have completed data validation and condition assessment in house, however  due to resourcing constraints we have decided to outsource. The plan is to complete all assets on a five year cycle (so 20% per year).
    What consultants do people recommend using for Parks data validation and condition assessment.
    Thanks
    Kirsten

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    Kirsten Thrush
    City of Wanneroo
    Coordinator Asset Planning
    Wanneroo
    Australia
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  • 2.  RE: Data validation and condition assessment consultants

    Posted 01-02-2021 09:41
    Hi Kirsten,
    I guess you need to specify which standard these consultants should be using, since normally training (and in some cases even certification on an approach) is required.
    So not every firm with a good reputation, may be qualified to do the type of work you're requiring. This can of course be solved by additional training, yet normally that's not part of the job.
    I recommend selecting on CEN/TS 17385 as an adequate standard, with the NEN 2767-2 as an add-on for damage identification.

    Best regards,
    Geert Henk

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    Geert Henk Wijnants
    Principal Consultant

    Stork Asset Management Technology
    Van Deventerlaan 121, 3528 AG Utrecht
    P.O. Box 2776, 3500 GT, Utrecht
    The Netherlands

    Mobile: +31 (0)6 13357246
    Email: geerthenk.wijnants@stork.com
    Website: www.stork.comNetherlands
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  • 3.  RE: Data validation and condition assessment consultants

    Posted 01-02-2021 09:42
    Hi Kirsten

    I have used AGIS (Geospatial asset management experts (agis.com.au)) in the past for Data Validation and Condition Assessment of Recreation and Open Space infrastructure. They are very thorough and produce very high-quality data. They provide every information in a GIS file hyperlinked to photographs. This makes your life easy as you can visualise where assets are and see their general condition by checking photos. They also provide you with the valuation methodology and unit rates which you can present to your auditors. I was really impressed with the quality of the data produced by this company.

    Hope this helps.

    Kind Regards
    Ram


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    Ram Upadhyaya
    Yarriambiack Shire Council
    Manager Assets
    Warracknabeal
    Australia
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