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The University of New England (UNE) has partnered with Grosvenor Engineering Group (Grosvenor) to implement a real-time fire solution across its Armidale and Parramatta Campuses, comprising 160 buildings.

Grosvenor will use innovative data technology to capture and monitor the performance of all fire assets to ensure they are compliant with New South Wales’ fire legislation and to assist in capital works planning.

Paul Robaard, Client Relationship Manager – for Grosvenor Engineering Group comments, “Fire safety is about being pro-active not reactive. We will implement an extensive fire solution that will enable the university to identify issues before they occur with unique data capture methods. UNE is adopting a pro-active approach. Fire protection and prevention should be the number one priority for every building owner/manager.”

Patrick Crick, Operations Services Manager at The University of New England said, “Grosvenor demonstrated exceptional skills in the areas of asset and software capability. Their knowledge associated with fire assets and the associated legislation is second to none. The company’s complete fire solution approach is what we needed to ensure all buildings are compliant. This is the first time we have implemented a complete asset management solution across both campuses.

“The asset management package will include defect corrections, implement new systems and rectification work. The new approach will review the entire asset lifecycle, enabling the prediction of future capital works expenditure to create greater efficiencies. Compliance is a fundamental part of the work.”

The University of New England is a public university with approximately 22,500 higher education students. Its original and main campus is located in the city of Armidale in northern central New South Wales. UNE was the first Australian university established outside a state capital city.