How to start a PCR in BREEAM Projects

When completing a post construction review (PCR) of a certified design stage assessment it is not necessary to submit a new assessment registration. PCRs are a review assessment of a certified design stage and therefore do not require a new assessment registration. Do not register PCRs through the online registration system otherwise a non-refundable registration fee will be charged.

Assessors can start PCRs of their own certified Design stage assessments through BREEAM Projects. Some schemes are not available in BREEAM Projects please see KBCN1069 for details. If the scheme is not compatible to start a PCR in BREEAM Projects please follow instructions in KBCN076.

Firstly, find the certified Design stage in your Projects folders. This will either be in a Project folder you have created or it will be in the Project folder titled ‘MY ASSESSMENTS NOT IN A PROJECT’. Click on the Grey cross to expand the folder.

Find the assessment and click on it to open the design stage. It should have a green tick at the end which shows ‘Certified’.

There will be a box on the first page of the DS assessment which shows the previous ‘QA Result’

Scroll to the bottom of the assessment page and a ‘Start PCR’ button should be visible.

You will be taken to start PCR page with three simple questions.

Answer the three questions and click Start PCR.

A new PCR assessment will be added and you will receive an email confirming the number.

If you cannot find the design stage in your Projects folders then it may have been certified by a different assessor or a different licensed assessor company. In this instance please contact BREEAM Registrations team on BREEAM@bre.co.uk or on Live Chat and the team will be able to start the PCR and assign it your account (if the relevant scheme licence is valid).

Please note that you do not have access to any assessments for schemes where you do not hold a valid licence and therefore would not be able to start assessing at PCR stage.

Please see other compliance note regarding the process of submitting PCRs under schemes that use the excel scoring and reporting tool and are not compatible with BREEAM Projects.