- CDM Regulations 2015
CDM Regulations 2015
The new Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 come into force on 6th April 2015, which will mark a major change in the allocation of duties, responsibilities, risks and liabilities, particularly for clients and the new created Principal Designer role.
One of the key changes of the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 is the strengthening of client duties.
Clients have responsibility for the successful management of the project and ensuring Principal Designer and Principal Contractor performance. Domestic clients are now included but their duties are transferred to the Contractor on a single contractor project, or the Principal Contractor on a project involving more than one Contractor.
Another key change in the 2015 regulations is the replacement of the CDM Co-ordinator by a Principal Designer for the planning, managing, monitoring and co-ordination of Pre-Construction phase health & safety which will include the production of Pre-Construction Information, Design Risk Management and preparation of the Health & Safety file.
Further changes include:
- Principal Designers and Principal Contractors will be required on all projects where there will be more than one contractor working on the project;
- Replacement of explicit requirement for duty holder competence with need for appropriate skills, knowledge and experience and organisational capability;
- Change to the HSE’s Notification level – F10 is now only required for projects lasting more than 500 person days or lasting more than 30 days with more than 20 workers simultaneously;
- Health & Safety files will be required on all projects where there will be more than one contractor working on the project.
The new regulations mean that Clients and Principal Designers will now be drawn deeper into the requirements and implications, which will naturally attract more onerous liability for these duty holders.
The elimination of the CDM Co-ordinator role fundamentally means that the Client will lose an independent advisor to provide advice, assistance and support on a range of health & safety issues associated with the design and with an entirely different perspective from the Principal Designer.
Building SurveyingOur building surveying team will give you a detailed understanding of the condition of the property you are planning to buy, or rent, or already own.
Our building surveying team will give you a detailed understanding of the condition of the property you are planning to buy, or rent, or already own.[fulltext] =>
We provide several different types of building surveys, (each of which can be tailored to suit your requirements) including:
- Pre-acquisition surveys – an analysis and quantification of potential risks to the building you are about to purchase or rent
- Technical due diligence – a detailed technical analysis of the property you about to purchase or rent, currently own or rent, including full ananlysis of any related legal, statutory and construction documents;
- Pre-divestment surveys – an analysis of the existing building you are about to dispose of, which may be transferred to any purchaser that acts to speed up your property sale
When looking for a new property, a building survey will ensure you know of any defects to the building before entering into a contract and the costs of remedying any disrepair.
Working with us also allows you to plan ahead, taking into account any extra costs that may be require allocating to satisfy any key defects, repairing liabilities, legal or regulatory obligations and give you long term knowledge on the costs of the property’s maintenance during your ownership.
To find out which survey best suits you and your property, please get in touch.
Architecture & DesignView Architecture Website Sanderson Weatherall’s architecture department provides a high level of expertise both in design and technical solutions. Our goal is to work closely with our clients to understand their requirements and help achieve their ambitions through realistic design.
Sanderson Weatherall’s architecture department provides a high level of expertise both in design and technical solutions. Our goal is to work closely with our clients to understand their requirements and help achieve their ambitions through realistic design.[fulltext] =>
Working in unison with clients, we pride ourselves on our competence to fully understand their needs and develop this into a logical working brief. The finer detail is important and with our extensive understanding of both construction detail and development cost control, we provide innovative, yet achievable solutions.
The right design in the correct context is of vital importance and shapes the way in which we work and play. We aim to reduce the complexity and provide our clients with coherent designs that serve their purpose. We are providential to have sufficient experience to deliver and converse in all conventional sectors of architecture. We have a wealth of experience in all key areas of design development which allow us to develop projects from concept to completion.
- Feasibility and Conceptual Design
- Masterplanning and Urban Regeneration
- Commercial Office Design & Spatial Planning
- Retail Design
- Hospitality and Leisure
- Commercial & Residential Interior Design
- Conservation and Listed Building Design
- Historic Church Design & World Heritage Site Works
We can assist our clients through all stages of architecture, from Appraisal, Design Development, Technical Design, Tender issue through to practical completion. As a company we recognise the importance of sustainability and pride ourselves on achieving ISO 14001Certification. We aim to assist our clients on understanding the significance of sustainable design and the conservation of fuel. We strive where appropriate to advise and integrate specific materials, technologies and systems into our designs which can be supplied from an approved sustainable source in order to minimise our effect on the environment.
As a department within a multi-disciplinary practice we have distinct advantages over our competitors, being able to offer our clients a wider knowledge base on property matters so we can ensure that all aspects of a development can be accommodated. From land purchase to funding, we work as one consultant to ensure all your requirements are addressed.
Development MonitoringWe provide professional monitoring of third party development to help protect your investment. You’ll be supported throughout the entire project, starting with an analysis of development documentation to identify and negotiate out any risks, including ensuring sensible cost allowances. We’ll also highlight any information gaps, and advise on any specialist reports or surveys you need, as well as assess your developer’s commitment to sustainability. Contact Us
We provide professional monitoring of third party development to help protect your investment.
You’ll be supported throughout the entire project, starting with an analysis of development documentation to identify and negotiate out any risks, including ensuring sensible cost allowances.
We’ll also highlight any information gaps, and advise on any specialist reports or surveys you need, as well as assess your developer’s commitment to sustainability.