Access COINS Launches Part L Compliance Software for UK
Users of the Access COINS ERP construction cloud can now ensure that their projects are compliant to the new ‘Part L’ building regulations in England after the launch of a range of useful new features to help automate Part L compliance at every stage of a construction project.
What is ‘Part L’? In Construction?
The UK government has set new standards for carbon emissions for both new and existing buildings in England. These new standards ensure homes and other buildings are properly insulated, utilising energy efficient methods and materials.
Part of ensuring these important regulations are met is a requirement of photographic evidence from builders and developers at each building stage for inspection. These photographs also need to include time, date and geolocation information.
Photographic evidence is also required to complete the SAP10 Building Regulations England Part L (BREL) report which is now needed to complete every new building scheme in England.
From summer 2023, Part L now applies to every company within the construction industry, including those involved in the design, construction and renovating process.
It is vital for construction companies to keep detailed records of materials and methods used in the construction process, alongside photographic evidence of each step of the build.
These records and photographs will also help companies avoid costly rework, fines and delays in the build.
What Is Part L Software?
Part L regulations need to be considered at every level of a construction scheme, from subcontractors working on-site to inspectors to those working in the back office putting together BREL reports to submit for consideration.
Part L also needs to be considered at every phase of the build, including design and preconstruction.
For this to run smoothly, and for Part L photographic evidence and reports to be accessible to every relevant member of the team involved in the build, it is best to use software which will help capture and organise photographic data and reports.
The best approach for this is to build Part L compliance into your existing ERP software, which acts as the ‘single source of truth’ and accessible by all members of the team.
Access COINS ERP, the cloud-based ERP software built for the construction industry, has how launched a range of functionality to help existing users of COINS ERP keep within part L regulatory standards at every level.
What Are The Features of Access COINS ERP Part L Software?
Built into your existing ERP with quick implementation, new features for Part L compliance include:
Capture Geotagged Photographic Evidence
Capture, record, mark-up, trace and share dated, timed and geo-located photographic evidence through every stage of your builds.
Ensure Part L Is Built Into Your Workflows
Part L compliance functionality is now available for all Access COINS ERP customers – add it to all of your existing processes and workflows to provide visibility to all stakeholders and ensure Part L tasks are completed.
Automate BREL Report Creation
Generate Building Regulations England Part L (BREL) reports automatically and save time using your photographic evidence and using data within the Access COINS Construction Cloud.
Project managers can go into the ERP system and look at how many inspections have been done, how many are outstanding, what those images look like and be able to generate the final report for both the building control and the customer.
Compliance, Risk & Systems Manager, Weston Homes
How Does Access COINS ERP Help Construction Companies Reach Part L Compliance?
The Part L compliance functionality within Access COINS ERP automates everything construction companies need to meet these stringent new government regulations. This includes:
- The ability to easily capture images with a geotag, time and date stamp. On-site inspectors can easily take geotagged, timed and dated photos through the mCare app.
- Inspection photos are automatically added to our Customer Care Workbench app to ensure transparency.
- Photos are uploaded seamlessly to Access Construction Cloud to give project managers an overview of compliance
- Quickly generating Building Regulations England Part L (BREL) reports using information gathered within COINS ERP.
- Keeping an audit trail across the Access COINS Construction Cloud
It’s really easy for the inspectors on-site, they just open up their app and they’ve got their list of plots. They click on the plot and they take the picture. It’s really simple for the user to get grips with and use and that’s the most important part.
Compliance, Risk & Systems Manager, Weston Homes
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