BOPAS Lunch Briefing: Property assurance for offsite manufacturing
- Location: Lloyd's Register, London
- Date: 26/03/2019
- Time: 12:00 - 14:00
We're not building houses quick enough in the UK. Why?
A skill shortage and an ageing workforce have been cited as two of the contributory reasons why the UK is falling short of the government's target of building 300,000 new homes per year.
So how can offsite manufacture and the assurance of the design and manufacturer of the products and technologies used help to close the gap?
Join us at this FREE event to find out and hear how one manufacturer has benefitted from the Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme for their new modular housing solution.
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The Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme (BOPAS) has been developed to provide assurance to the lending community and valuers that non-traditional products or technologies or systems of construction can be used in new house-building with total confidence and traceability, with the option of insurance cover to provide additional certainty.
BOPAS certification is available to constructors, designers, manufacturers as well as project management designers and project management manufacturers. It provides confirmation that new properties, built using non-traditional forms of construction, will be sufficiently durable to support loans over a period of not less than 60 years. The availability of a BOPAS certification is a recognised means to manage financial and construction risk and is proving to be of particular interest to private purchasers requiring a mortgage, institutional investors in new public and private sector housing developments, and client groups including RSLs and LAs.
12.00 Registration & coffee, light lunch
12.30 Welcome and introduction – Professor Nicholas Whitehouse
12.45 The BOPAS Scheme – presented by Terry Mundy, (Lloyd’s Register) and Jeff Maxted, (BLP)
- Context and benefits
- Accreditation process and website
- Durability assessment process
- BOPAS warranty provision
13.15 BOPAS Accredited Buildoffsite member McAvoy (Graeme O’Doherty) – their journey
13.25 Q&A and Discussion
13.55 Closing Summary
14.00 Close and networking
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