To ensure that the different Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) systems being used at the mandated development sites are reliable and durable, BCA has set up an acceptance framework consisting of building regulatory agencies as well as industry experts to ensure that the design and materials used are robust and can meet the minimum standards set.
The PPVC acceptance framework consists of two parts:
1. Acceptance by Building Innovation Panel (BIP)
(a) Check for performance requirements – PPVC suppliers and manufacturers who intend to supply their PPVC systems to be used at the mandated development sites must first ensure that their PPVC system and the in-built bathrooms (if any) meet the PPVC performance requirements. For the performance requirements, please refer to the Code of Practice on Buildability 2017.
(b) Submit application for evaluation to Building Innovation Panel (BIP) – Applicants should submit the completed application form and supporting documents to the Building Innovation Panel. The secretariat will seek comments from regulatory authorities and a presentation session will be arranged, if necessary. Applicants are to follow-up to address all agencies’ comments.
(c) In Principle Acceptance – If accepted, relevant letters of In Principle Acceptance (IPA) will be issued to the PPVC supplier/manufacturer.
(d) Listing on BCA’s website – View list of accepted PPVC suppliers/manufacturers.
2. Accreditation by PPVC Manufacturer Accreditation Scheme (MAS)
In addition, the production facilities producing PPVC systems must be accredited under:
Click the above links to read about the accreditation criteria and how to apply.