MHCLG has launched a consultation on proposals for reform to regulatory systems overseeing building safety in England. The consultation provides more detail on how Government plans to implement the recommendations made in the Hackitt Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.
As a member of Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), it is important that your professional views and opinions are heard which is why CABE is launching a four week survey to seek the views of all CABE members on the Government’s new proposals. All views will be fed back into the Government's consultation to make sure your views on the proposed changes are properly represented.
The CABE survey will open on Wednesday 19 June and close at midnight on Monday 17 July 2019. Click here to access the survey.
The Government Consultation ‘Building a Safer Future – proposals for reform of the Building Safety Regulatory System’ was launched on Thursday 6 June 2019 and is open for 8 weeks. You can read the consultation document here.
There is also an quick read guide available which can be downloaded here.
The consultation is 192 pages long and split into 6 chapters with 9 supporting appendices. The main chapters are;
Chapter 1 – Introduction and progress to date
Chapter 2 – Stronger requirements for multi-occupied high rise residential buildings
Chapter 3 – A new dutyholder regime for residential buildings of 18m or more
Part A – Dutyholder regime
Part B – Duties in occupation
Part C – Duties that run throughout a buildings life cycle
Chapter 4 – Residents at the heart of a new regulatory system
Chapter 5 – a more effective regulatory and accountability framework for buildings
Chapter 6 – Enforcement, compliance and sanctions,
CABE recommends that members read the full consultation document prior to answering our survey as the easy read guide does not contain much of the detailed proposals.