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).

5. Transportation to site

5.1. Potential risks when modules are in transit

  • There is a risk of damage to the module during transportation, particularly if the design did not consider logistics, access to site, loading and the potential need for storage of the module once at site. Damage could affect fire stopping details which poses a major risk if not identified at the point of on-site assembly.
  • There is a risk that water could enter the module either in transit (though this is unlikely if correct processes exist for packing of goods in the factory) or once the module arrives on site.

5.2. Transportation: considerations for verifiers

  • Transportation is not in the scope of the verifier's work; however, the verifier may consider whether there is a need to seek assurance from the relevant person of suitable processes in place which check modules for damage or water entry, and actions which are taken to repair any issues.



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