Webinar

Insights for the construction and infrastructure industry into the new framework for building safety

The Government established the Building Safety Programme to ensure that existing buildings and those built in the future are safe for residents. Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety concluded that there were "deep flaws" in the current regulatory system covering high-rise residential buildings and recommended a new regulatory framework be introduced in order to drive real cultural and behavioural change.

The long awaited Building Safety Bill provides this complete regulatory overhaul and signals a new era in the way we build, and the construction products we use. Cultural change will be achieved by significant new duties for buildings in scope, throughout their lifecycle and the mandated use of accurate digital models to maintain the “golden thread” of building safety information. These duties will be enforced by a regulator with “teeth” with serious consequences for non-compliance.

Hailed by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government as “the biggest change to our building safety regime for 40 years”, businesses will need to quickly adapt to ensure they are prepared.

Details

Join our Pinsent Masons’ experts for a panel discussion focusing on the implications of this new era of regulatory change for you and your business. Our panel will share their insight and views on:

  • The new regulatory system, interaction with health and safety and fire safety law, and the significant commercial and reputational costs at stake;
  • Managing project and operational construction risk under the new regime including disruption to procurement models, compliance with the golden thread, and the increased reliance on data enabled decision making; and
  • The implications for construction contracts, focusing on design, the consequences of delay, and cost.

Event date

10:00 - 11:00 BST