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On the afternoon of 22nd November 2017, a Flood Warning was issued for the River Conder. Stonehaven Technology’s ‘Floods Online’ Twitter Account tweeted details of the warning and automatically included names of two businesses, the pub, The New Inn and the car dealership RM Fisher, which were located within the area of the flood warning.

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Roofs require a formalised approach to maintenance, with programmed inspections and timely repairs. Facilities Managers seldom seem to have access to a digitised application with all relevant roofing documentation and easy to use analytics. Furthermore, Facilities Managers are infrequently making use of Thermal Imagery to identify roof leaks. Processing of weather data also affords opportunities for improved and pro-active roof maintenance. Failure to have a data led roof management programme will result in additional financial costs to the Property Owner.

Data led approach to preventitive roof maintenance
Data led approach to preventitive roof maintenance

 

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Drainage systems are vital to the operations of large retails stores. Failures to maintain drainage systems increase risks of surface water incidents with direct financial consequences. A data driven approach to drainage provides immediate opportunities for Retailers to reduce risk. Opportunities to use technology in the planning and conduct of drainage maintenance should be pursued.

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All organisations with a large property estate need to comprehensively understand and manage long term and dynamic risks from flooding and extreme weather. This requirement has added focus with growing incidence of torrential rain events in the UK, leading to surface water flooding incidents. Asda, Morrisons and Lidl have all suffered numerous flooding incidents in the years 2012 to 2015, with high resultant costs. There are numerous data sources and business procedures which retailers, such as these supermarket chains, can adopt to successfully manage and mitigate risk.

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Table showing flood incidents experienced 2012 to 2015 by Asda, Morrisons and Lidl