As constructed Section How it works
As constructed Section of the building control system:
is an online version of the onsite fabric and fixed building compliance documents, when the Designer receives the onsite compliance documents from the builder he administers this section of the website through the administration page. the Designer summaries the onsite compliance documents online by ticking the compliance or over compliance boxes if an element of the specification is over compliant the Designer needs to give a brief description of the improvement.
the Designer informs the other registered stakeholders that the work to each element of the fabric and fixed building specification has been completed and that the compliance documents are ready for inspection by sending an email through the building control system. There is a certain amount of self-regulation because if a registered stakeholder believes that information in the summary of the fabric is incorrect, he can contact the Designer, and if the problem is not rectified online the registered stakeholder/ Designer can contact the building control body who can legally enforce building regulations.
The design DER imported by the Designer at design stage will automatically populate the on line as constructed DER document in the building control system. the Designer through the building control process has collated all the onsite compliance documentation and technical data needed to calculate the as constructed DER. the Designer uses their version of SAP to calculate the as constructed DER and inputs the result from their calculation into the standardised online as constructed DER.
A direct comparison can be made between the as design and as constructed DER. If all the procedures outlined in this building control system are followed then the as design DER will be less than or equal to the as constructed DER and that the design DER will be less than or equal to the Target DER calculated by SAP.
Storing the data:
It is important that the Designer calculates the as constructed DER correctly because this as constructed specification and DER will be locked and stored on the Foresite data base. An e mail will be sent to the registered stakeholders asking them to check the compliance data, within two months of receiving this e mail the stakeholders and there is no objection from the registered stakeholders, then the stored data on the as design and as constructed specification and DER can then be locked in the Foresite data base.
It is important that the Designer stores all the technical data and onsite compliance documents used to prove compliance as this can be audited by the Accredited Schemes. The Accredited Schemes can audit electronically OCDEAs who are account holders by using the Designer account password to access the U value calculators for the wall, floor and roofs, y factor details, all backed up with construction detail and best practice for a dwelling that has been registered on the building control system. The accredited scheme operators can also audit the compliance documents on line for a registered dwelling by simply using the project ID and password provided by the Designer. The combination of auditing and self-regulation aspect of the website ensures all dwellings design and registered on the Foresite Building Control system will be compliant.