Modern methods of construction: guidance for building standards verification
Provides guidance to Local Authority verifiers and Certifiers as defined under the Building (Scotland) Act 2003 when assessing building warrant applications and certifying works which use Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).
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1. The MMC Definition Framework was published in 2019 and was an output of a specialist sub-group of the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)* MMC cross-industry working group, led by Mark Farmer. *Now the department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC)
2. Explained in the MMC Definition Framework as 'processes executed away from final workface, including in remote factories, near site, or on-site "pop-up" factories. The pass test is the application of a manufactured led fabrication or consolidation in controlled conditions prior to final assembly/install.'
3. All definitions and explanations are taken from the MMC Definition Framework
4. All definitions and explanations are taken from the MMC Definition Framework
5. Whilst this is not the responsibility of the verifier, there is potential for damage to modules during transit which, if not adequately resolved, would have consequences for the safety, resilience and durability of the building once completed – so it is relevant to include here
6. See Technical Handbook Appendix B for a full list. See also the Glossary of Terms at the end of this document.
7. Building & Engineering Services Association (2015) An Offsite Guide for the Building and Engineering Services Sector
8. Recognition of the CE mark will end and be replaced by UK marking using a UK-recognised approved body from 1st January 2023
9. Building & Engineering Services Association (2015) An Offsite Guide for the Building and Engineering Services Sector
10. Or European equivalent accredited organisation
12. This is an increasing risk at the time of writing (Q1 2022) in light of significant materials and products shortages in the supply chain
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