Principal Designer Services
The Construction Design Management (CDM) regulations have been part of the UK construction industry since 1994. CDM is aimed at improving the industry's record on health, safety and welfare for people involved in (or affected by) the construction, maintenance and demolition of buildings.
When first introduced in 1994 the CDM regulations created a new class of professional, the Planning Supervisor, whose role was to assist the rest of the industry in implementing the requirements placed on them by the regulations. In 2007 the CDM regulations were revised, new duties were introduced and the role of 'Planning Supervisor' was renamed 'CDM Coordinator'.
The CDM regulations underwent another major change in 2015, which meant that the role of 'CDM Coordinator' no longer exists in the regulations. Instead clients are required to nominate a 'Principal Designer' who will take the lead role in implementing the requirements of the regulations. For the first time, the CDM regulations applies not only to commercial projects but also to small domestic projects, which means that small contractors are required to pay full attention to matters of health, safety and welfare.
EKJN Architects have experience of acting as Principal Designers on a wide range of projects to assist clients in complying with their Health & Safety responsibilities.