BREEAM Infrastructure (Pilot) and CEEQUAL Version 5.2 are being updated and merged into a single assessment scheme, CEEQUAL (2018), bringing together the best of both schemes to create a world class infrastructure assessment scheme. It is currently planned to launch this in late 2018.
We realise that there are infrastructure projects that will be working through their strategy, brief and concept stages throughout 2018 that will wish to register to CEEQUAL (2018) once launched. However, to ensure they can demonstrate best practice they would ideally need to be considering the requirements of CEEQUAL (2018) now. We have therefore developed a pre-registration process that will enable projects to achieve this as far as possible.
The table below outlines different scenarios to illustrate the registration routes available.
|Project scenario||Project stage (Digital Plan of Works)||Recommendation|
|The project team have a preference for using CEEQUAL Version 5.2||Any||
Register with CEEQUAL Version 5.2
|The project is short term and will be completed in the short to medium term||Any|
|The project has already passed all strategic decision points||Already completed Concept (Stage 2)|
|Certification of project strategy is required during 2018||Strategy, Brief or Concept (Stages 0 to 2)||Strategic assessment with BREEAM Infrastructure Pilot and transition to CEEQUAL (2018) (Route A)|
|Stage gates will be passed and strategic decisions locked in during 2018||Strategy, Brief or Concept (Stages 0 to 2)||CEEQUAL (2018) Pre-Registration process (Route B)|
|The strategic approach will be developed during 2018 but no stage gates will be passed||Strategy (Stage 0)||CEEQUAL (2018) Pre-Registration process (Route C)|
It must be stressed that there is no requirement for projects commencing prior to the launch of CEEQUAL (2018) to use this pre-registration process. Any project can continue to register and assess using CEEQUAL Version 5.2. Applications will be accepted up to, and shortly beyond, the launch date of the next version and all assessments will be supported through to their completion.
Similarly, existing BREEAM Infrastructure (Pilot) assessments can continue using their current criteria. Should any project already registered with either CEEQUAL or BREEAM Infrastructure wish to transition to CEEQUAL (2018) they should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the benefits of the pre-registration process?
- Demonstrate best practice at the strategic stage of the project
- Ensure opportunities are not missed early in the planning and design process
- Prepare for the anticipated strategic requirements of CEEQUAL (2018)
- Access technical support ahead of the launch of CEEQUAL (2018)
What is provided?
The pre-registration process includes a combination of the following, depending on the chosen route:
- Strategic stage assessment guidance / strategic stage certification
- Technical query support
- Transition support to CEEQUAL (2018)
Do I need training?
If you are already a qualified CEEQUAL or BREEAM Infrastructure (Pilot) Assessor then no additional training is required to access the pre-registration process. Project teams without a qualified Assessor will need to be train at least one person in one of the existing schemes. A BREEAM Infrastructure (Pilot) Assessor is required for Route A.
How much does it cost?
The fee payable to access and use the pre-registration process is a percentage of the existing scheme feescales (see below). This fee will be discounted from the CEEQUAL (2018) fee when the project is registered in the future. This means that no project will pay more than if they waited to register with CEEQUAL (2018) once it has launched.
The fees payable are as follows:
Route A: Pay 33% of existing BREEAM Infrastructure Pilot fee for the relevant project value, (please contact email@example.com for a fee proposal). This will provide all necessary elements to complete a BREEAM Infrastructure (Pilot) strategic stage assessment and certification as well as transition support to CEEQUAL (2018).
Route B: Pay 50% of the first instalment of the existing CEEQUAL fee (for relevant project value) This will provide access to the pre-registration guidance, technical support, and transition support to CEEQUAL (2018).
Route C: Pay 25% of first instalment of the existing CEEQUAL fee (for relevant project value). This will provide access to the pre-registration guidance and technical support.
Any project that registers on CEEQUAL Version 5.2 through to completion will pay the current, published CEEQUAL fee. There will be no pre-registration fees payable.
How do I apply?
If you are interested in using any of the CEEQUAL (2018) pre-registration routes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org