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COGNICA has a long, rich history of providing project handover documentation and asset management solutions. COGNICA manages and supports Customers' Digital Transformation journeys with innovative customer centric solutions.

Quality assured, COGNICA

“Our mission is to support our Customers’ requirements whether they be for project handover documentation or in supporting their digital transformation journeys. We strive to ensure that documentation, information, 3D scans are relevant and accurate and are delivered on-time, to requirements and easily accessible for all parties involved”

COGNICA's evolution has been at the forefront of industry requirements from the introduction of BIM to now incorporating expert solutions for Reality Capture Technology to further enhance the Digital Transformation journeys of our customers. Fire Safety Regulations in the UK have been vastly changed due to the Grenfell Enquiry. COGNICA have developed a solution to support its Customers regarding Regulation 38 for handovers and on-going management.

Whether your project is a high specification office, a water treatment works, laboratory or a school, we understand the need for your information to be prepared in a professional manner and is of the upmost importance. Here, at COGNICA, our Customer needs are our priority. Consultancy and best practice are offered to support all projects and to support the digitisation of Estates to improve efficiency, reduce cost and increase transparency and collaboration towards Working for a Safer future.   

Our knowledge, experience and impressive portfolio of Customers make COGNICA leading providers of Project and Estate documentation including the digital journey. COGNICA are proud to be part of RSK Group and we can offer a multiple range of complimentary services from land consultancy to scaffolding. We collaborate on multiple projects across the Group and lend our experience to the development of digital solutions as we do with our own Customers.

Our Core Beliefs

Integrity

Honesty and trust are essential to our business success.

Understanding Our Customers

We strive to work with our customers – delivering individual solutions that are best for them.

Our Employees

People are our company’s most valuable resource. Working as a team allows us all to play a part in success.

Change

We welcome change for the opportunities it offers.

Commitment

We commit to what we can achieve, we are open in our offerings and true to our word.

History and Development

In the late 1990s, Severn Trent Water faced a growing number of operational and maintenance issues involving its asset base. They lost many of their long solution workforce who reached retirement and with this lost crucial knowledge and faced degradation of their hard copy documentation.

Severn Trent Water required an efficient system to manage the operation and maintenance of their vital data for site management and maintenance. This was the birth of COGNICA whom created an electronic sustainable solution to Severn Trent’s issues and requirements to which COGNICA are proud to still provide to this date.

COGNICA then branched out of Utilities and now is a leading provider of solutions to multiple sectors, including but not limited to Construction, Education, Residential and Government.

COGNICA has developed a world-class team of project managers and solutions for clients and continues to lead the market in progressive technological advancements. Ensuring our customers are at the forefront of leading technology and solutions for their needs. 

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2021

Regulation 38 - Fire Safety Solutions launched

Due to the Grenfell enquiry updates to Regulation 38 are introduced. COGNICA launches Fire Safety solutions suiting all customers from separation of Operation & Maintenance manuals, Technically Authored Regulation 38 documentation and Insite360 Fire Safety compliance solutions

2020

RSK acquire COGNICA

COGNICA joins the RSK Group of companies and delivers further technological advancements including collaboration with sister companies

2019

Insite360 Lifecycle Management is introduced

COGNICA's Reality Capture technology is branded to Insite360, offering immersive site scans and lifecycle solutions to construction and estates management, with bespoke solutions provided for multiple sectors

2018

Southern Water Adopt Cloud-Hosted Site Scans

Southern Water award a ground-breaking contract to COGNICA for the delivery of cloud-hosted site scans for over 25 clean water treatment works to support regulatory checks and design capabilities

2017

New Technology Partnership

COGNICA & NavVis sign a partnership for mobile mapping and reality capture of sites

2013

New Market Expansion

COGNICA win new contracts with University of Leeds and Signature Care Homes marking the start of market diversity. Both clients are still partnering with COGNICA.

2011

New Functionality Delivered

Enhanced adaptors to improve delivery and external user experiences

2009

Upgraded Platform

Web-based technology utilising SharePoint is introduced to all customers

2005

New Sector Wins & Technical Authoring Introduced

COGNICA diversify their Customer base moving into the Construction Industry with partners such as Kajima and Costain. BREEAM, Building Logbooks and Home User Guides now offered as part of a new Technical Authoring department

2003

New Platforms Announced

Severn Trent request a move to a Lotus Notes Platform was introduced along with a new collation tool created to enable collaboration by a wider internal audience, allowing for updates. COGNICA launch Matrix, a secure web-based collation tool, enabling multiple providers to collaborate.

1998

COGNICA was founded

Severn Trent Water and the Water Research Centre partnered to produce a pilot project to digitise Severn Trent's Operation & Maintenance Manuals and Assets for all Treatment Works. 

This was a very tough project for myself and my team and the first time I had used COGNICA, I was very impressed and this took away a lot of chasing and hard work that I usually spend collating information from contractors to put together the O&M manuals

Construction Manager, Hewens Free School, Willmott Dixon Interiors

Providing clients with complete confidence

COGNICA’s quality management system is accredited to ISO 9001, providing our clients with complete confidence in the reliability of our products and solutions.

COGNICA has ISO 9001 certification for collation and delivery of information and BSI Verification Certification to PAS 1192-2:2013 for BIM Level 2 delivery. COGNICA is a member of the Supply Chain Sustainability School and is registered with Builder’s Profile, Constructionline, Achilles, Acclaim (SSIP scheme) and more.

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Work with experts

The COGNICA Team consists of project managers, technical authors, lead technicians and IT. Below are the Senior Management Team of COGNICA

Barry Crisp

Managing Director
    Barry's experience in the systems & technology sector spans over 20 years, having held leadership positions in several UK businesses overseeing business structure, strategy, design & development including Information Management, Fin/Ops BI Performance Reporting, Business Planning SaaS solutions for global blue-chip automotive, financial and construction sectors. He loves efficiency, effective design, and tech innovation

David Gillies

Head of Product

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    David has over 20 years’ experience in knowledge management and digitisation in both the construction and water sectors. His aim is to deliver systems that are both intuitive and easy to maintain that stems from years of working with the end user

Christie Miller

Head of Operations

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Christie’s has 18 years worth of experience of customer focused delivery across multiple industries, from International Relocation for blue-chip clients, to Estate Management and the Construction Industry. Her primary focus is to ensure that Customers have full confidence in what we do. She excels at problem-solving, enjoys efficiency and ensuring the team are ahead of the curve

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    Our solutions

    Operation & Maintenance Manuals

    Collation and delivery of key building information for Construction and Utilities

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    Document Management Systems

    Professional consultancy and management of data for online systems such as SharePoint

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    Reality Capture Technology - Insite360

    Survey-grade scanning of your building or site, delivered in an accessible, intuitive and powerful web-based tool.


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    Our Projects

    An insight into some of our clients projects utilising our services

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    Innovation and Carbon Reduction using Reality Capture

    Reality Capture of Water Treatment Works

    To ascertain the potential benefits of using 3D point cloud​ technology to map its treatment plants, Welsh Water​ sought the specialist advice of RSK Company, COGNICA.

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    Improving document storage and access for Anglia Ruskin University

    University and Campus Documentation

    Anglia Ruskin University contracted COGNICA to convert and compile the documentation for several buildings into a standard electronic format, leading to a fruitful and successful partnership.

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    Safeguarding a museum through the COVID-19 pandemic

    Public attraction

    STEAM, the museum of the Great Western Railway in Swindon, contracted COGNICA to conduct a full 3D scan of the exhibits and indoor space

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