End to end, inside out, we do FF&E audits for education like no one else.
Arpenter specialise in asset management and FF&E audits for schools, colleges and universities across the globe. We understand that assets in the education sector continuously change during an academic year. Therefore, we know that it’s crucial to keep track of manage, track and update these items.
Our education asset tracking and management services are efficient, effective and can save you time, stress and a lot of money. As a result of our team’s hard work and dedication, we’ve become the UK’s leading education FF&E Legacy specialist.
Our FF&E services
Rest assured that we’ll work hard to get the most out of your budget.
Comprehensive and precise audits using our unique software. We’ll produce detailed reports to give you interactive analytical data, allowing each individual asset to be tracked from original location to destination. This service offers you the best opportunity to repurpose your school’s existing FF&E.
Using our education asset tracking software, we identify your key FF&E pieces with a unique tag, so that you can track your assets when moving them around your school or during a refit.
See and plan exactly where your school’s assets can be repurposed, as we integrate each FF&E item into detailed room layouts in our Building Information Authoring Software (BIM).
Our team of experts will arrange and sort the removal and transfer of furniture and equipment to your new location. We make this process simple and efficient using our asset tagging method, whilst also managing, decommissioning and recommissioning your items.
Experienced in Education Asset Management
Education asset management and tracking is our speciality. With our expertise, experience and unique FF&E auditing technology, you can rest assured that your school’s assets are in safe hands.
By using our services, we saved our clients thousands of pounds! Take a look at our case studies below to see how we achieved this.
Examples of our work
International School of Kuala Lumpur – saved £2.8 million
The International School of Kuala Lumpur have two campuses. Our team of experts travelled to the school to conduct a comprehensive FF&E Legacy survey across both.
From the data we gathered in our education management software, and the resulting audit, the school was able to repurpose 60% of their current FF&E into their new 26-acre campus. This reduced their expected FF&E expenditure by £2.8 million – a massive saving!
After selling land to fund their new school for 1,500 pupils, Three Rivers Academy needed their £1 million FF&E budget to go a long way so they could complete an entire fit-out.
Using the data captured from our FF&E Legacy survey and education asset tracking software, we managed to save the school over £250,000. This was achieved by identifying and assessing existing furniture and equipment, then subsequently repurposing the items into their stunning newbuild.
What is FF&E?
FF&E stands for furniture, fixtures and equipment. FF&E have no permanent connection to the structure or architecture of a building. These items will depreciate substantially over time, hence why it’s so important to have regular FF&E audits of your school’s assets.
Why do you need education asset management?
Without a proper education asset management system in place, your school’s assets will continue to deteriorate leaving your students and staff with insufficient tools. It’ll also mean that you are unlikely to keep track of misplaced items and supplied, leaving you to fork out money to cover the replacement cost. Schools can avoid these discrepancies by using a reliable asset management system, such as Arpenter’s FF&E Legacy service.
What is included in education FF&E?
Assets included in education FF&E include desks, chairs, computers, notice boards, shelves, sporting equipment, lockers and many more. Anything that isn’t permanently connecting the school building’s structure is classed as FF&E.