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MAT 05 - Designing for Durability and Resilience

Information correct as of 21stMay 2024. Please see kb.breeam.com for the latest compliance information.

Applicability of criteria to Part 4 assessments - KBCN0692

Designing for Durability and Resilience Criteria 1c, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are not applicable to Part 4 assessments. Therefore, for the credit to be awarded, only the ‘Protecting vulnerable parts of the building from damage’ criteria 1a and 1b need to be complied with.
03.11.2021 Issue 2.0 of the UK RFO technical manual updated.

Protecting vulnerable parts of the building from damage – underground car parks - KBCN1331

Exposed elements, such as columns in an underground car park, should have been designed against structural damage from minor vehicle collision and, therefore, do not require any additional protection to meet compliance for this BREEAM Issue. Assessors should, however, consider whether additional protection is required at the vehicular entrance to underground car parks. The requirements are intended to address the issue of damage to vulnerable parts of the facade, which would require repair/replacement in the event of minor vehicular collisions.
Information correct as of 21stMay 2024. Please see kb.breeam.com for the latest compliance information.