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CCPI Condition Score System

As developer of high-quality facade cleaning, maintenance and protective solutions, we encounter a wide range of issues and challenges on many projects every day. Our extensive total package enables us to provide tailor-made project advice. Projects have become more complex over the years, partly due to the wide range of materials used on facades, the maintenance history of a project, and partly because of the available budget. We often need to use guesswork to determine a property’s maintenance history over the years and the owner’s underlying vision and scope.

CCPI offers a package with various preservative and protective system solutions. These solutions can often be used in a wide range of applications, with the solution choice depending on the correct pre-cleaning, cleaning and particularly the technical condition of the surface(s) being treated.

Further inspection of the technical condition of the surface takes place once the surface has been cleaned. We call this the 0 situation. The surface is then categorised and assessed to determine a suitable preservative system. We can roughly divide CCPI protective systems into reversible non-film-forming protective systems, reversible film-forming protective systems, semi-permanent film-forming protective systems and 2-part protective systems. CCPI has a strong preference for reversible non-film-forming protective systems, as these are user-friendly and the risks associated with application conditions are lower compared with film-forming protective systems.

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CCPI has developed the CCPI Condition Score System to categorise the current technical condition of sealed, non-porous surfaces. This system provides a detailed justification for selecting a preservative or protective system and is therefore extremely suitable as part of a project-based approach, combined with tailor-made project advice. We increasingly encounter surfaces that have been treated without any such justification or underlying knowledge and are often witness to the consequences of such treatment. The CCPI Condition Score System offers a detailed justification together with a budget plan and maintenance programme, where necessary; an excellent support tool for property owners, managers and application companies.

The CCPI Condition Score System uses a scoring system that runs from 1 to 5, where a score of 1 signifies an almost new surface and a score of 5 signifies a surface that is at the end of its technical service life. The system comprises a unique formula requiring values to be completed for 8 different variables. The sum of these 8 values determines the final score as well as the condition score for the surface in question. An overview and description of the condition scores are given below.

Condition Score 1. Excellent condition, new *occasional minor defects

Condition Score 2. Good condition *occasional signs of ageing

Condition Score 3. Reasonable condition *local visible ageing, performance not at risk

Condition Score 4. Weak condition *performance at risk in places

Condition Score 5. Poor condition *ageing irreversible (end of service life)

Condition Score 1 to 3 inclusive consolidates the surface and gives this service-life-extending properties. This increases the economic service life providing investors, owners and/or managers a higher return on investment. Should a score fall at the top or bottom of one of the condition scores, there can be an overlap in the scoring level.

As soon as the surface has been categorised, a protective system is selected and reference tests are placed. The technical condition of the surface (condition score) and the scope of our client are leading in this. Deciding which protective system to use also depends on the various properties and characteristics of the protective system. The model below presents the properties and characteristics of the various CCPI protective systems.

As each protective system has its own unique properties, the right choices can be made per project based on the technical condition of the surface and the protective system properties. In other words, it involves an extremely detailed description with the necessary technical justification.

CCPI considers one-time only cleaning and preservation of surfaces to be insufficient, with long-term maintenance plans (LTMP) being preferable. In practice we are increasingly encountering surfaces with a condition score of 4 or 5, partly because of poor or incorrect maintenance. These surfaces require an LTMP to be drawn up to ensure that the surface is treated with service-life-extending systems.

Surfaces with a condition score of 1, 2 or 3 also need an LTMP to prevent a film-forming protection system being needed in 10 or 20 years. New surfaces can be maintained easily with periodic maintenance, which keeps the surfaces in a good technical and aesthetic condition.

In summary, CCPI does not believe in using protective systems without justification. As markets and the associated commercial trends are changing, CCPI aims to use further justification to raise awareness. It is also important that, once surfaces have been treated with a protection system, these are incorporated in maintenance programmes. Surfaces then get the attention they need and remain in a good technical and aesthetic condition. This safeguards continuity and results in intensive partnerships between parties for longer periods. An additional advantage is that this provides transparency with respect to long-term maintenance costs, as well as providing the owner, manager and application company with a transparent and clear explanation.

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