The BOPAS Standard
The BOPAS Standard represents a guide to MMC Providers who may be seeking to progress BOPAS accreditation. The Standard describes in detail the criteria against which the MMC Provider will be assessed both in relation to the durability of the construction system and the integrity of the system delivery processes through design, manufacture, installation, and handover as may be appropriate to the scopes of accreditation sought’.
From its inception BOPAS has sought to maintain relevance and added value through being progressively updated to incorporate scheme controls to mitigate generic risks to the offsite sector, as these were identified.
In response to Government led initiatives, aimed at driving digitisation and a more collaborative culture within the construction sector, BOPAS + has been developed to introduce greater focus on the preparedness of the offsite sector to positively address the digitisation challenge.
The BOPAS + scheme has been subject to a validation process involving four BOPAS accredited manufacturers all at different positions within the digitisation and offsite spectrum.
BLP TIS (UK) Ltd framework for delivery of the 60 year BOPAS durability and maintenance assessment
The BLP durability assessment is a rigorous and structured process following the principles of service life planning of constructed assets as defined in the international standard ISO 15686. The durability assessment is based on a standard time frame of 60 years. This would be the minimum expectation for structural components unless intended specifically for more temporary applications.
Where shorter life components are identified, expected service lives are stated including relevant maintenance requirements. The purpose of the BLP durability assessment is to provide assurance on the probable service life of a building based on its component parts and assemblies in typical environmental and use conditions:
- The BLP durability assessment is confirmed as a recognised technical assessment of innovative design and construction
- Issues relating to repairability, maintainability and suitability for the intended environment are covered
- The assessment gives confidence regarding the performance over time of the system to potential users, purchasers and funders