The building safety regime has undergone a fundamental change – and one of its new core pillars is competence. The new building safety Principal Designers have a crucial role in construction projects, and are subject to legal obligations around their competence and their part in designing and delivering buildings that are safe for the people who use them.

These changes came into force in late 2023, impacting how architects and designers are appointed, with new obligations placed on the clients who instruct them too.

In this webinar, our speakers Simon Lewis, Partner at Womble Bond Dickinson, and Rob Charlton, CEO of Space Group, will cover:

Understanding competence: the new legal landscape

  • Exploring the new legal competence framework - what the law says about competence, particularly for designers and the principal designer and clients
  • Highlighting key standards and guidance available to the industry

Feeling the impact: what it means for architects, designers and clients

  • Updating on how the new competence requirements are affecting the architect profession
  • Identifying challenges and practical actions for architects, designers and clients in meeting competency requirements

Questions answered

  • Discussing questions raised by attendees on competence and next steps.

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