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).

7. Completion

7.1. Completion: considerations for verifiers and certifiers


  • Have all site inspections identified in the CCNP been carried out. Has alternative evidence as detailed, and as agreed by the verifier, been provided to demonstrate compliance for each of the identified stages. This may for example be demonstrated via a statement, photographs or video evidence from an inspection undertaken by a qualified professional before and after modules are connected e.g., Chartered Structural Engineer, Structural Fire Engineer, Design Engineer.
  • Have all enabling works beyond the MMC product, such as foundations, barriers, drainage, electrics (not an exhaustive list) been evidenced to demonstrate compliance with the building warrant and inspections detailed in the CCNP.
  • If the CCNP has not been achieved, for example due to lack of notification, disruptive inspections or other methods should be provided to give the same assurance as the fully fulfilled CCNP.
  • Where SFRS has been consulted in accordance with Section 11 of the Building (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2004 and there is a requirement for the verifier to send information to the fire authority under Sections 48 and 49 of the Building (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2004, the verifier should also consider providing similar information to SFRS for MMC consultations made in line with this guidance under Section 10 of the Building (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (but not in the case of MMC notifications sent only for SFRS awareness).
  • Is there evidence that connections between units have been undertaken correctly and used the specified materials, components and products as stated in the building warrant application? This may be provided via records of installation processes including photographs, or statements from qualified professionals.



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