At VVB, we understand the importance of ensuring the safety and security of occupants within a large building. More than merely an expense, maintenance is an investment in the long-term sustainability and functionality of large buildings.
Our Facilities Maintenance services include, but are not limited to:
- Mechanical systems
- Plumbing systems
- Electrical systems
- Lighting systems
- Fire Detection and Suppression systems
- Security systems
- Intrusion detection systems
Neglecting maintenance can lead to compromised safety, increased operational costs, asset devaluation and decreased occupant satisfaction. Regular inspections, repairs and upgrades of fire alarm systems, electrical wiring, plumbing, elevators, and other life-saving equipment can help prevent emergencies and minimise hazards. Prioritising maintenance ensures building owners create a secure, efficient and comfortable space that stands the test of time.
OUR DELIVERY MODEL
RECOMMENDATIONS THAT ADD REAL VALUE
From our experience of self delivering engineering services we are able to advise on every step of the process, selecting specialist subcontractors and suppliers, and offering optimisations focused on specific project outcomes.
AN EYE ON THE BOTTOM-LINE
We explore the operating costs of our recommendations, so your programme is protected and the focus can remain on efficiency and can look to generate savings instead.
SUPPORT FROM START TO FINISH
We know what success looks like across the project lifecycle, helping you avoid common pitfalls. We look ahead to ensure smooth systems integration and handover from the start.
GAIN GUIDANCE FROM THE EXPERTS
VVB has provided technical knowledge and experience to specialist systems, including in challenging and complex environments, so can advise on solutions that work.
Our well-seasoned expertise allows us to generate cost and programme savings, as well as improvements on delivery.
We maintain an end-result focus throughout, so your project is set up for end-user outcomes from the outset.
We can advise on when to engage different specialists, so stakeholders are involved at the right time.
DESIGN THAT DELIVERS FOR THE PROJECT
We design with an eye on innovation, grounded in reality. We understand project implementation, and design to make it straightforward.
SPECIFICATION THAT ENSURES SUPPLY
Our broad experience, from installation to handover, means we understand the features and limitations of the available products.
REALISM THAT REDUCES REWORK
We undertake feasibility studies on our designs to ensure built-in buildability, limiting the risk of rework and delays down the line.
VALUE ENGINEERING FROM THE EARLIEST STAGES
VVB has experience operating to British, European and international standards, as well as client-specific requirements. Our team of design engineers are experts across our key sectors, and remain on-hand throughout installation for timely troubleshooting.
Our end-result focus means a seamless transition from design to delivery.
We design in line with true project requirements, planning a systems we know we can build.
We can return to First Principles to validate and improve third-party design work.
CANDID COMMUNICATIONS TO KEEP THINGS SIMPLE
Candid communication means greater efficiency. We liaise directly with third-party service providers to keep things straightforward.
INSTALLATION THROUGH INNOVATION
Our proven methodology flexes to individual projects, and trial installations ensure delivery is right first time, in line with our support of GIRI.
EFFICIENCY THROUGH OPTIMISATION AND COLLABORATION
We work alongside other contractors to optimise programme delivery and efficiently ensure best practice.
SELF-DELIVERING FOR FULL ACCOUNTABILITY
VVB’s approach to installation considers other project phases and third-party suppliers. This ensures your project is delivered on time and on budget.
Throughout installation, we’re validating the design, maintaining assets, and carrying out testing, to highlight any potential issues upfront, and minimise time spent in later project phases.
We provide Temporary, Enabling and Permanent Works projects, saving the time and complexity spent managing multiple providers.
We understand and appreciate other trades, and work flexibly with other parties, coordinating and managing multiple interfaces.
We don’t subcontract, we fully self-deliver, meaning full control and full accountability.
TESTING & COMMISSIONING
BEING PROACTIVE STARTS TO PAY OFF
Throughout installation we test, troubleshoot and record results, so the efficiencies start to stack up.
TESTING AND COMMISSIONING TAKEN CARE OF
Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs), Site Acceptance Tests (SATs) and Site Commissioning assures the smooth integration of individual systems and components.
COLLABORATIVE SIGN-OFF FOR SEAMLESS HANDOVER
We keep all parties up to speed throughout, so everyone understands the results and sign-off is straightforward.
BRINGING THE SYSTEM INTO USE
As we bring the system into use, our full lifecycle approach really pays off. With verification and testing taking place throughout design and installation, we deliver a fully accredited system, quickly, with no nasty surprises.
We undertake final verification of installation against design, but testing the system and recording results during installation allows us to deliver significant programme savings.
Our experienced team will deliver a fully optimised system, aligned with your specific project KPIs, requirements and scope.
We provide full testing and commissioning, so you receive complete assurance that everything is working as it should, setting the project up for a seamless handover.
ASSURANCE & HANDOVER
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO OPERATE SAFELY
We provide full training tailored to your team, complete systems documentation, and operations and maintenance manuals.
ASSURANCE TO MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS
We'll devise a plan that meets your needs, from on-site training to operational assistance.
ON-HAND LONG AFTER INSTALLATION
We provide comprehensive proactive and reactive maintenance packages to keep your system operating optimally.
WORKING THE WAY THAT'S NEEDED
We work flexibly to give your team exactly what’s needed to pick up and operate safely and efficiently. We’ll provide operations and maintenance training, and can even provide an engineer on secondment for total reassurance.
Our technical authors provide full assurance and handover documentation for independent systems, their installation, and the overall integrated solution.
Our deep understanding of the end solution and its component parts enables us to offer training adapted to the needs of specific teams or operators.
We offer full on-site training, from explaining the overall solution through presentations and workshops, to practical, hands-on instruction and advice.
THE MAINTENANCE PACKAGE YOU NEED
Preventative Planned Maintenance (PPM) packages, reactive cover and a 24/7 support line ensure we're there when you need us.
EXPERTS IN YOUR OPERATIONAL NEEDS
We devise and provide comprehensive schedules for Rail, Highways, Power and Tunnel maintenance.
TRUE END-TO-END DELIVERY
Our aftersales care is second-to-none, because we know the system best, maintaining a best-practice programme long after delivery.
MAINTAINING BEST PRACTICE OVER THE FULL LIFECYCLE
As well as writing the handbook and working with you on the schedules, we provide preventative and reactive maintenance contracts to ensure a best-practice project remains optimally operational over its entire design life.
We start maintenance during installation, so your system is handed over to you in the best possible condition.
We build bespoke maintenance schedules that deliver exactly the right levels of inspection and support.
We’ll work with you to develop a unique set of SLAs and KPIs, to ensure you get the service you expect.
Because we know your system so well, we resolve issues and close faults quickly, and manage other suppliers for you, if they’re needed.
VVB has deep expertise and long-standing experience across Rail, Highways, Power, and Tunnels. Combining robust processes with specialist agility, we deliver infrastructure projects that keep the UK moving.
- Energy & Renewables
VVB delivers end-to-end solutions across the entire railway network, from major stations to multi-disciplinary rail projects. From overground, to underground and light rail systems, we keep your project on track.Read More
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There are unique challenges to be overcome in Tunnel construction. VVB began life as a specialist in tunnel works, and after two decades of experience, our expertise goes deeper than ever.Read More
Energy & Renewables
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Find out how we deliver improved project outcomes, with less waste, reduced risk and greater efficiency, through our systems-led approach.