Case Study: Rydges Hotels

July 2, 2017

Agile Engineering is contracted by Rydges Hotels to manage all renovation and building works on their properties across New Zealand. When full Asbestos Surveys were required for all hotels nationwide, Agile engaged Prendos to complete the work in the upper North Island (Rotorua and above).

Client: Agile Engineering – Rydges Hotels
Location: Auckland, Rotorua
Services Provided: Full Asbestos Management Surveys

The Job

Prendos completed full Asbestos Management Surveys across two Rydges hotels in Auckland and Rotorua. These contained a combined 402 guest rooms and 19 conference and entertaining facilities.

Because the hotels were fully operational throughout the job, the Survey had to be carefully planned around guests and occupation of conference rooms and restaurants. Access to all areas had to be arranged beforehand so that nothing was overlooked. Coordination of access was complex, as surveyors needed to be escorted into guest rooms and back of house areas, including lift shafts and plant rooms. A great deal of after hours work and scheduling flexibility was required in order to achieve the surveys within the required timeframe.

Our Solution

Pre-planning by means of a desk-top survey was essential in preparing for the hotel surveys. Prendos used Rydges’ own room numbering system, ensuring everyone was on the same page when it came to delivering results.

We provided all necessary equipment, including dedicated Surveyors toolkit, gloves, P2 Mask, coveralls, plastic ziplock baggies for samples, ladders and handheld electronic device linked to an Asbestos Surveying App (TEAMS), enabling accurate record keeping and tracking of samples.

The Outcome

The timeline for the job was extremely tight but, thanks to open communication, careful planning and coordination as well as a great deal of scheduling flexibility, we managed to complete Asbestos Surveys for all properties in just three weeks. This included two fully operational hotels with a total of 402 guest rooms and 19 conference/entertaining facilities.

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