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1.0 Payment of annual membership:

Only members who have paid £200.00 have access to an administration page that can design , store and export projects on the Foresite data base. Each member can design and store up to 150 projects in any one calender year and the year ends 365 days after payment is made. The member will be sent emails informing them of when their membership will expire.

2.0 Tender document payment:

Only members can download the tender documents, there is a fee of £100.00 to download these documents and is paid for using 1 credit. It is important that the member has credits in reserve because it can take 12 hours for the credits to be approved. The system will not allow the member to download the tender documents if there are no credits available.

3.0 Registering a project on the building control system:

Only members can register a project on the Foresite building control system, there is a fee of £100.00 to register a project and is paid for using 1 credit. It is important that the member has credits in reserve because it can tae 12 hours for the credits to be approved. The system will not allow the member to register a project if there are no credits available. Credits can be pruchased on the foresite building control web site at a cost of £100.00. Credits may not be exchanged for monies.

4.0 The Construction details:

The construction details use in the system are based on the published Scottish ACDs for the different methods of construction any other details used have been calculated using recognised software to a BR 497 standard and these psi values are used by the design information calculator to calculate the thermal bridge or y factor. Foresite reserve the right to add new construction details and methods of construction to the system that are not accredited and in the technical guidance documents.

5.0 Best Practice and Technical Data:

The advice given in the best practice section of the system is based on the fabric First approach published by the energy saving trust, technical data supplied by the suppliers used in the Part L1A specification and Foresites experience of designing and project managing the construction of energy efficient domestic buildings.

Foresite understand that there many different design options and materials that can be used when designing a specification, and the aim of this section of the system is to constantly add new materials and technical data to the design options to the design section of the system, Foresite reserve the right to add new materials and details at their own desecration.

6.0 The building cost:

Are Foresites opinion based on fifteen years of designing and building domestic energy efficient new builds and developing quantity surveying software packages. Foresite reserve the right to revise these costs.

7.0 Input section of the system:

The design professional needs to have decided on which method of construction and typical details they are using before starting the design process, the options taken when answering the seven questions in the input section are the responsibility of the designer.

The measurements input and saved into the automated drawing section of the system and the option as to the next section of the building to be measured is the responsibility of the design professional.

8.0 Design section of the system:

The design professional needs to have decided what level performance Current , FEE, Extreme Fabric regulations they require before starting the design process, the options taken when answering the seven questions when setting up the project is the responsibility of the designer and this will determine the thermal bridge calculator used to calculate the y factor and the specific U value calculators presented to the designer for the floor wall and roof.

It is the responsibility of the design professional to choose the level of performance required and the materials used when using the U value calculators for the Floor, Wall and Roof. The design options are Foresites opinion see best practice section 5.0.

9.0 The SAP software:

The online SAP software designed by JPA who are an approved SAP designer is to be used as a design tool, the design energy rating is not be used as an official design energy rating to be presented to the Approved Verifier. The result from the online SAP software is based on the design dimensions and decisions made by the design professionals and is a guide to compliance.

10.0 Tender documents:

The information provided by the tender documents are calculated by the software and the data that is input in to the design section of the system and is the responsibility of the designer.

11.0 Exporting the design information:

The design professional has a responsibility to export the design information for a particular project to the supervising professional for a particular project if requested and if they are a member. The export needs to be made before the building notice stage of the project and at no cost to the supervising professional.

12.0 Registering the project:

When registering the project the design professional needs to input legitimate stakeholders addresses, phone numbers and email addresses into the stakeholders detail section of the system.

13.0 Administrating the building control system:

It is the responsibility of design professional who is registering the project to ensure that the project is administrated and that when the compliant documents are received from the builder that they are summarised online and that emails are sent to the registered stakeholders when the fabric and fixed building are completed.

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If a registered stakeholder believes that as constructed information online is incorrect then the administrator should be contacted. The design professional needs to investigate the stakeholders claim, if after the investigation the administrator believes that the information is correct, the stakeholder has the right to contact the Approved Verifier who can get involved and who can legally enforce building regulation compliance.

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It is the responsibility of the administrator to upload the as constructed design energy rating details received from the energy assessor and is proof of as constructed compliance. The administrator informs the registered stakeholders by email through the system that the as constructed DER is completed and can be inspected online, and that the online data stored will be locked down and permanently stored online two months after sending this email.

If a member is in breach of any of the terms and conditions , Foresite has the right to terminate their membership immediately without any refund of the annual fee.

14.0 Foresite inputting data for a member:

If Foresite provide a service of inputting the design dimensions and decisions into the design section of the system or any of the softwares that we introduce to the system. We have quality control systems in place to ensure that the input data is correct, if an oversight is made, Foresite will rectify the problem as quickly as possible.

15.0 Changes:

Foresite can change the cost of credits and membership and make offers at their own discression. Credits may not be exchanged for monies.

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The information contained within these pages is subject to change and will be updated from time to time. It should be noted that web sites have, in the past, been tampered with by unauthorised persons and, accordingly, visitors should view the information provided as indicative only and subject to later confirmation.

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