Morgan Sindall takes social housing upkeep into ‘tech age’

Aaron Morby 1 year ago
Share

Morgan Sindall has developed a remote internal building performance home monitoring system that could revolutionise social housing repairs and upkeep.

At a glance data of building health could save millions of pounds in repairs
At a glance data of building health could save millions of pounds in repairs

The goldeni (pronounced golden eye) system developed by data scientists working for Morgan Sindall Property Services hooks up with commercially available ‘Internet of things’ sensors to provide real-time data about the health of a building and internal environment of individual tenants’ homes.

It can identify water leaks in real-time, and spots when a boiler needs to be serviced so that preventative action can be taken before a problem escalates.

The Goldeni software-based cloud platform collects temperature, air pressure, light levels, humidity and carbon dioxide data, as well as monitoring heating systems and electricity and gas consumption.

Morgan Sindall estimates that by helping landlords and tenants identify potential maintenance issues before they occur and remediate leaks before they escalate, goldeni could help the country’s social housing landlords potentially save over £550m per year.

Morgan Sindall’s software compiles the data to provides social housing landlords and tenants with clear, practical actions for more effective home operation.

For example, from collected ventilation data, goldeni can recommend opening more windows to ensure homes are less susceptible to mould.

By tracking which homes are using central heating too often or too little, goldeni can also help users identify properties that are in fuel poverty or requiring additional insulation.

John Morgan, Chief Executive of the Morgan Sindall Group said: “The launch of goldeni, our first technological innovation for the sector, represents an important milestone not just for Morgan Sindall but also for social housing as a whole.

“By giving clues to potential issues within homes even before they occur, it can help those living in social housing have healthier, safer, more energy efficient homes, as well as saving social housing providers costs.”

“While we’re initially focusing on social housing, its ability to provide an instant overview of a building’s health in real-time means that goldeni would just be as useful for commercial and private residential property owners as well, and that’s something we’ll be looking to roll out in the future.”

Latest news

Gove issues six weeks ultimatum to sign building safety contract

Developers told to sign Government contract issued today or be banned from building homes
3 hours ago

Firm fined £120,000 for lifting two builders in a telehandler bucket

Rochdale builder Hoyle Developments fined after repeated safety breaches
3 days ago

Hunt quashes reports HS2 will stop at Old Oak Common

Chancellor says no "conceivable circumstance" where HS2 would not terminate in Central London
2 days ago

London Chiswick roundabout 24-storey tower approved

Plan for 255 flats and offices finally passed after four previous schemes failed to proceed
3 hours ago

Construction forecast to fall by nearly 5% this year

Private new build housing and RM&I to drive fall but infrastructure growth will also slow
2 hours ago

Mace wins green office block at famous Fleet Street pub site

Contractor to build new 12-storey block pioneering latest sustainable construction methods
3 hours ago

Firms readied for raft of net zero and building safety frameworks

Procurement specialist LHC to tender five mission zero retrofit and building compliance deals
3 days ago

Plans in for two Derby city centre schemes of 1300 homes

Eagle Quarter and Bradshaw Way schemes to breathe life into Derbion centre area
3 days ago

United Living names new infrastructure services MD

Former SSE Contracting operations director John Farrell joins multi-service contractor
3 days ago

Sunak promises Bill to build £100m Holocaust Memorial

Holocaust Memorial Bill will update historic legislation allow the building of a new memorial in London
3 days ago

Mace Interiors to transform Hanover Square office block

Refurbishment work to start this year on major revamp of Mayfair building
4 days ago

Garden village in Darlington gets £43m infrastructure cash

Transport and highways work will pave way for 2,000 new homes
4 days ago

Plans in for Lendlease £1.9bn Birmingham Smithfield scheme

Ambitious plans for City's old market area advance with enabling works hoped to start this year
5 days ago

TClarke on track for £500m turnover this year

Building services specialist sees 2022 revenue and profit up by around a third
4 days ago

McAlpine tenders M&E work at £340m Museum of London job

Demolition and first MEPH work packages come out to bid
4 days ago

BAM signs off on £65m Manchester First Street office job

Briggs & Forrester lined up for MEP package
4 days ago

Eurocell gets £1m insurance payout after cyber attack

UPVC giant details cost-cutting round as market weakens
4 days ago

Mace on board for £440m Manchester Airport upgrade

Green light for second phase of airport transformation programme
5 days ago

Inland Homes losses now set to hit £91m

House builder sells land as construction problems and slower sales wreck balance sheet
5 days ago

Plans in for Stoke on Trent city centre mixed-use scheme

Etruscan Square scheme consists of an arena, 300 homes, hotel and multi-storey car park
5 days ago

Landsec unveils latest £850m Buchanan Galleries plan

Subject to planning, earliest date for first construction would be summer 2024
6 days ago

Van Elle soars to record revenue in first six months

Revenue up a third to £80m at piling specialist with improved order levels ahead
5 days ago

Work starts on BSI Kitemark for MMC homes

Government backs new British Standard to lift barrier to modern methods of construction
5 days ago

Watchdog blasts “rushed” UK Infrastructure Bank

Funding deals only seen so far on broadband and solar farms projects
5 days ago

60,000 Grandfather Rights skills cards soon to be invalid

New guidance issued for how experienced workers can get new CSCS cards before end of 2024
6 days ago

Worker dies after cardiac arrest in HS2 site office

Colleagues and emergency services tried to save man after he collapsed in tunnelling office
6 days ago

Mace wins £150m life sciences centre

Construction to start in April creating 1,000 jobs on London's Euston Road
7 days ago

Redrow switches to heat pumps as standard in all new homes

House builder commits all new detached homes from this month to have heat pumps and underfloor heating
6 days ago

Gilbert Ash set for Barnfield College next phase

Contractor understood to have won latest £26m deal at Luton site
6 days ago

Willmott Dixon wins £48m zero-carbon West Sussex school

Work to start in April on Passivhaus-designed Bedelands Academy secondary school project
6 days ago

Contractor services