BDM8 provides a basis for building construction classification for property insurers and supports and supplements property insurers’ own building construction classification methods.

This guide has been extensively updated to broadly align the Categories of Construction with the fire classification of construction products and building elements defined in BS EN 13501-1 and to update guidance on evaluating modern methods of construction regarding the Categories of Construction. The section on methodology for determining an overall building construction category has also been extended to provide more in-depth guidance assessing buildings with mixed construction, including the treatment of combustible internal partitions.

Members of RISCAuthority can join us on the 10th November for a webinar to introduce and explain the fully revised RISCAuthority guidance document BDM8 Categories of building construction for fire or property insurance surveys. Please click here to register  

To download BDM8 Categories of Building  Construction for Fire or Property Insurance Surveys - click here 

To download the Building Construction Category Calculator for BDM8 - click here