According to a study conducted by CIREG ( Construction Insurance Risk Engineers Group), Massive losses due to water leaks on construction sites are now more likely to occur than fire-related events. Higher costs, higher deductibles, and loss of coverage are all becoming more frequent for unprotected sites( with no system installed for water leak detection and 24×7 water monitoring )
As expenses and delays soar, construction projects need to reduce the potential risk of water leakage. Water leaks from building services on a construction site can have disastrous results, causing significant property damage both on and off-site as well as significant delays.
However, following best practices and greater use of real-time water monitoring technologies could substantially lessen the impact.
By Rijo Raju
5 minute read
09 Dec 2022
Water leaks on construction sites/projects and commercial premises can be expensive. It can lead to loss of revenue, health and safety issues and reputational damage. One of the most common reasons for losses during construction projects is water damage. A substantial percentage of Construction All Risk (CAR) claims involve water damage. Water damage can halt a whole construction project, regardless of how big or little the project is
Water leaks on construction site can occur for a variety of reasons, including –
The construction work should be phased to minimize the extent of the damage if water leakage occurs.
The guidelines include a strong and straightforward case for incorporating water leak detection technologies on building sites from the very beginning of a project to minimize the chance of water leaks on construction sites
CIREG requests that designers In every construction project always include the following:
The Construction Insurance Risk Engineers Group (CIREG) urges designers to specify water monitoring systems in a building after the hand-over period as well, even if the best practice guidance is focused on reducing the risk of water leaks on construction sites.
It emphasizes that:
“The incorporation of permanent water management devices could improve the availability of insurance and may have a favourable influence on price and the conditions imposed. Selection of water management devices at the earliest design stages can also reduce the installation costs associated with retrofitting devices. There can be additional environmental benefits and cost savings.”s
SMART FLOW provides AI flow-based water leak detection/water monitoring systems that assist
customers in meeting the requirements of the CIREG best practice guidance throughout the property’s life cycle.
Builders and architects can demonstrate the environmental credentials of their buildings to authorities and clients using BREEAM, which covers a wide range of environmental and sustainability aspects. It:
A leak detection system that can find water leaks on the utility water supply inside the buildings, and between the buildings and the utility water supply, to find any water leaks between the utility supply and the buildings under assessment, is a requirement for BREEAM certification.
Four criteria in the BREEAM assessment are particularly related to water.
The following is a list of these requirements, along with the credits that may be earned if they are met:
SMART FLOW is playing a key role in improving the BREEAM leak detection standards. As a result, we have a thorough understanding of how the technology can assist customers in attaining BREEAM compliance standards.
SMART FLOW provides a BREEAM-compliant water monitoring system is a 4-in-1 solution that provides-
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