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June 13, 2024

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Introducing the Principal Designer Building Regulations Register

The Principal Designer Building Regulations (PDBR) register has been launched to ensure building firms are competent and compliant with new regulations.

The register has been designed as a resource for identifying qualified designers to meet the standards required to uphold the safety, compliance and integrity of construction projects.

It has been launched by the Association for Project Safety (APS) to enable practitioners to formally demonstrate their competence in fulfilling the newly established duty-holder role under the Amended Building Regulations England, in line with PAS 8671.

Mark Snelling, APS President, said: “The launch of the Principal Designer Building Regulations Register is a pivotal step towards reinforcing the competence and accountability of professionals within our industry.

“It not only provides a reliable means for practitioners to validate their skills but also offers clients peace of mind in meeting their statutory duties.”

Any practitioners listed on the PDBR Register will have undergone stringent assessment processes, confirming their capability to perform the Principal Designer role as mandated by the updated Building Regulations.

The APS hope the new register will help clients confidently demonstrate adherence to their legal obligations and, overall, enhance safety and compliance within the construction sector.

They said it is ultimately about contributing to the welfare of the public and the quality of the built environment.

The APS PDBR Register is open for applications, to find out how to become listed or to find a qualified Principal Designer, visit the APS website here.

You can listen to an SHP webinar on the Building Safety Act with Andrew Saunders from the Building Safety Regulator here.

An SHP’S legislation update webinar with Kizzy Augustin also touched on the Building Safety Act. You can listen to it here

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