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Navigating the new Principal Designer role: Adapting to amended Building Regulations

In the aftermath of the Grenfell tragedy, the Building Safety Act rightly shifted the spotlight onto Higher Risk Buildings (HRBs), particularly residential structures exceeding 18 meters in height.

Subsequent secondary legislation in England and Wales amended the Building Regulations, introducing new duty-holders and responsibilities. While these changes specifically target HRBs, the requirements and principles are applicable to all building projects, and include the introduction of a new Principal Designer duty-holder. This role, distinct from the Principal Designer under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM), has raised questions within the industry regarding its integration and the necessary competencies. 

Alan Skipper, Operational Director – Design, explores how the construction industry should look to fulfil the requirements of the newly amended Building Regulations.

10 April 2024 | 1 min read
Alan Skipper

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