About Us

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 blend technology and expertise to provide our customers with an efficient, secure, reliable and complete building & site information management solution spanning O&Ms, Technical Authoring, Legacy to Digital Conversion, Laser 360° Reality Capture and scan hosting to facilitate ongoing estate maintenance”

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


Trust, reliability and quality are essential to our business success.

Our Customers

We work closely with our customers to deliver exceptional quality and value. Your information, our expertise.

Our People

We invest in our people through recognition, training and progression to ensure we protect our most valuable assets.


Change is a natural part of business, we welcome change for the opportunities it offers.


We commit to what we can achieve, we deliver what we commit to, we strive to support all our customers’ requirements to the best of our ability.

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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. 


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



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


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


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


New Technology Partnership

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


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.


New Functionality Delivered

Enhanced adaptors to improve delivery and external user experiences


Upgraded Platform

Web-based technology utilising SharePoint is introduced to all customers


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


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.


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. 

Can I say I think it's an excellent product, the interface is very intuitive and the content easy to update

Project Manager, Old Moat School, Manchester City Council

Providing clients with complete confidence

COGNICA’s quality management systems provide our clients with complete confidence in the reliability of our products and solutions and is a registered
member of the ICO for Data Protection under reference ZA751681.

COGNICA hold a number of active quality certifications including ISO 9001 certification for collation and delivery of information (DNV), ISO 14001 for its
Environmental Management System (DNV), ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety System (DNV), ISO 19650-1 and -2 for BIM Level 2 delivery (BSI). In
addition, COGNICA hold further accreditations in Builder’s Profile Premium, Constructionline Gold, Achilles UVDB Silver, Acclaim (SSIP scheme), IHEEM affiliate and
CSCS cards for construction site safety.

Your information, our innovation, digital transformation

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Meet the Team

The COGNICA  business is built around teams of project managers, document handlers, technical authors, BIM technicians, LIDAR scanning engineers and IT.

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 and Document 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

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

Christie Miller

Head of Operations

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Christie’s has 18 years 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


    Our solutions

    Operation & Maintenance Manuals

    Collation and delivery of key building information for Construction and Utilities


    Document Management Systems

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


    Reality Capture Technology - Insite360

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


    Our Projects

    An insight into some of our clients projects utilising our services

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    West End Gate, Berkeley

    West End Gate, Berkeley

    O&M Documentation Management

    West End Gate, Berkeley - O&M Documentation Management

    University of Leeds Case Study

    Estates Document Management

    University of Leeds - Estates Documentation Management

    University of Leeds - Estates Documentation Management


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