Public Path Survey
Do you need a survey?
To properly manage a path network you need to know what you have got, where it is and what condition it’s in. Without that information at your fingertips you can only react, not manage.
- How many items of furniture are there on your path network?
- What budget do you need to maintain the furniture assets in its current condition
- How many sub-standard items of furniture and other path problems are ‘out there’ on your network?
- What will it cost to address those problems? If you don’t have that budget, have you prioritised them in a defendable manner?
- When was each path last inspected and do you have accessible records of survey results and follow up actions?
If you can answer these questions then congratulations, if not, then you may need to think about a path survey!
What are the benefits?
Undertaking an inventory and condition survey allows you to move away from unplanned and reactive approaches to management to pro-active and planned management. This offers many benefits:
- Provides sound data to generate rational and justified budget bids
- Ensures cost effective and defendable deployment of limited resources
- Enables improved asset management and valuations
- Assists in liability management
exeGesIS survey services
exeGesIS has a considerable amount of expertise and experience in public path survey, having surveyed over 44,000km across the UK. That’s the equivalent of walking around the equator! Examples of our survey projects can be found in our portfolio. Our services typically include:
- A planning meeting at your offices to establish your information requirements and to review survey methodology.
- An optional pilot survey where authority staff & surveyors work together to test and refine the approach.
- Survey preparation - we will customise our ‘Path Surveyor’ application to meet the precise needs of each survey.
- Fieldwork - In the field we will record and map every single furniture item, every path problem and all agreed surfaces. We will describe, photograph, locate (to within a few meters) and condition assess every item. Where there is a problem we will also assess the impact this is having on path users. We can also capture accessibility data, path deviations, risk and priority information and almost any other specialist requirement you may have.
- Data analysis and reporting - including asset valuations, defects reports, BVPI, scenario budgeting.
- Migration of data into your CAMS or other agreed data management system or GIS.
Typical report outputs
- A detailed asset management inventory with maps and photos
- An asset summary with graphs and tables
- A furniture condition summary with graphs and tables
- A detailed issues / defects report with maps and photos
- An issues / defects summary with graphs and tables
- An asset valuation, based on standardised, client definable costs
- A defects cost report, based on standardised, client definable costs
- An annual maintenance budget
What does it cost?
For surveys commissioned in 2011 all of the above, including expenses, is offered at £30 per km.
For shorter networks the per km cost will be slightly higher and conversely for a longer network the cost per km will be a bit less.
If don’t have our software yet, then we will also provide one free CAMS licence.
Download a survey flyer.
Contact the CAMS team at email@example.com
Speak to any of our CAMS consultants Simon, Kathryn, David, Timothy or Richard on (01874) 711145.