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    CDM REGULATIONS 2015: RIBA CONFRONT PD MYTHS

    Principal Designer myths ‘dispelled’ by architects professional body

    The Royal Institute of British Architects has issued CDM 2015 RIBA Briefing Note 3The Principal Designer Dispelling Myths.

    The note seeks to ‘dispel myths’ surrounding the new CDM 2015 Principal Designer appointment. The following top 10 questions are answered in the new briefing:

    1. Is the PD a simple replacement for the old administrative-led CDM Coordinator (CDM-C)?
    2. Does the PD take on more onerous responsibilities than the CDM-C?
    3. Is the PD responsible for all design risks?
    4. Is the PD a heavy-weight administration role?
    5. Is PD an appointment between the client and the lead designer?
    6. How should design risk assessment be undertaken?
    7. Is PD coordination of the health and safety design elements part of normal design work?
    8. What about design work during the construction phase?
    9. Does the lack of an Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) cause a problem?
    10. Why are competency requirements not defined?
    CDM 2015 Information and Templates

    See CDM 2015 Survey Results for the findings of our CDM 2015 Five Minute Online Survey.

    We have published a great deal of further information and templates designed to support Clients, Designers, Principal Designers/Contractors and Contractors in meeting their duties under CDM Regulations 2015.

     

     

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