Since the introduction of BC(A)R 2014, ORS has had a dedicated Assigned Certifier team that uses a bespoke cloud-based compliance software called CertBox, to efficiently manage all projects.  Under the regulations, the nominated Assigned Certifier must be a registered professional (Chartered Engineer, Chartered Building Surveyor or Registered Architect) with relevant experience and competency in complex construction projects.

As a full-service firm, the ORS Assigned Certifier Team has the support of experts in all areas of construction. In particular Fire Safety and Disability Access, Part L and NZEB Standards and Health and Safety. With this support network ORS as Assigned Certifiers can provide expert guidance on compliance with applicable building regulations, building controls and possible dispensations available.

The role of the Assigned Certifier is to demonstrate that all necessary Building Regulations have been considered at the design stage and that these have been implemented in the final constructed building or works. The Assigned Certifier is an integral part of the project team, acting in a coordination role between the design team, contractor and client in relation to the overall compliance and certification with Building Regulations. ORS has developed a bespoke methodology and cloud-based compliance software CertBox which is implemented throughout each project to efficiently manage the process and effectively communicate requirements with the project team.

The team has significant experience in providing Assigned Certifier services to projects across all sectors.  By working with ORS, you will have competent professionals overseeing and ensuring a chain of responsibility throughout the design and construction processes.

The ORS methodology is based on regular and ongoing collation of documentation throughout the works. While bespoke tools track the information, the physical collation of the information also needs to be carried out by the Assigned Certifier team. Collaborative, secure access to our cloud-based compliance software “CertBox” can be provided. This allows “connections” i.e. partners, client, contractors etc. direct web-based access to the project folders. It allows for direct upload of design information, inspection records, test results and certificates to their final storage location.

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For further information about CertBox contact Gerard Fagan.  To see a snapshot of the CertBox structure and how it can benefit you, follow the sample link below

Assigned Certifier Projects