Buildings.PLUS

What is Buildings.PLUS?

Buildings.PLUS is a web-based software application that has been designed for people responsible for asset management and property management in any type of organisation that has a significant portfolio of buildings. It is also designed for managers of other assets including parks, open spaces, playgrounds, recreational centres, houses and educations facilities.

The Buildings.PLUS subscription has a web application that runs any type of tablet which enables infield condition surveys, works online and offline and feeds the collected data directly back to Buildings.PLUS.

FREE Buildings.PLUS Trial

Register your details with IPWEA to be set up with a new system specific to your organisation.

You will be provided with instructions on how to collate your asset/building/property level data into a standard spreadsheet for IPWEA to upload.

You will then have a fully populated data model ready for you to add your own components through either the desktop Buildings.Plus application or the infield Mobile.Plus application.

You have a full month of free access to undertake condition assessments, analyse the data and produce reports – including lifecycle, valuation, component schedules and Summary reports.


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Subscribe to Buildings.PLUS

Buildings.PLUS Benefits

  • Able to justify budgets based on evidence and risk-based lifecycle model – a structured approach to asset planning using a proven methodology.
  • The current BCGs – a list of 230 components in the Reference Library as listed in Practice Note 3 and including unit replacement rates in Buildings.PLUS.
  • Use of the in-the-field Mobile.PLUS application for tablets – allowing onsite data collection and condition assessments.
  • An automated lifecycle and predictive model using your collected data and the BCGs to calculate the remaining lives of components and presenting these on a forecast over 20 years.
  • Valuation reports – the software calculates the remaining life and depreciated replacement cost valuation (for specialised assets) at a component level aggregated to a building/structure level.
  • A series of standard onscreen and PDF reports including a Site Level Summary report, valuation report, component report and expenditure report.
  • Functionality to interrogate and report component level data. Reduced internal IT costs with a fully web-enabled hosted application – hosted on the Amazon Web Services data centre in Sydney.
  • Assurance that the software is industrial strength and scalable. A Lite Version of the SPM Assets software (see www.spmassets.com.au), that provides many of the key features for managing building assets.

Buildings.PLUS Annual Subscription Cost

Organisation annual subscription based on council population.

COUNCIL SIZE

Small

Medium

Large

POPULATION

<30,000

30,001-70,000

>70,001

COST

$1,650 + GST

$3,000 + GST

$4,500 + GST


If you are not an Australian local government general purpose council but are interested in Buildings.PLUS then are you may apply to IPWEA for a subscription quotation. Email: admin@ipwea.org

Alignment with IPWEA publications

PN3

Buildings.PLUS is fully aligned with IPWEA's:

  • Practice Note 3 (PN3): Buildings;
  • International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM), and;
  • NAMS.Property e.Book.

The Building Component References that are listed in PN3 are at the heart of Buildings.PLUS and provide guidance for the surveyor with component names, useful lives, criticalities and gross replacement costs.

Additional Features

  • Up to 3 users for Mobile.PLUS and 5 read-only desktop users. This allows the software to be used more widely within your organisation. You will need to provide IPWEA with a list of email addresses for the additional users.
  • Annually updated Building Component Guidelines with gross replacement rates for more than 200 components.
  • New Calendar function that allows users to record activities/tasks on scheduled dates – for example, planning for the next condition assessment or schedule a date for a repair.
  • New case studies – commencing with Ku-Ring-Gai Council (NSW).

AUS-SPEC benefits for asset delivery

  • A new Concise Asset Management Plan template – appropriate for those entities who wish to present their data and information clearly and in as few words as possible whilst complying with the ISO 55000 Standards approach and guidance contained in the International Infrastructure Management Manual.
  • Parks components are being added to the component Reference Library including unit rates, criticality and useful lives.
  • A new user interface to Buildings.PLUS – this has substantially modernised the software and provides a more intuitive application while also providing additional screen space for the interrogation and reporting large sets of data.