CDM and Refurbishment

06 October 2010

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Armada House Conference Centre, Bristol


The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations have placed significant statutory health and safety obligations on designers in the construction industry.

Refurbishment projects generally have been identified by the Enforcement Authority as a high risk area. They often involve demolition, asbestos, structural alterations, confined spaces, dust, noise and vibration. Opportunities may then present themselves for architects to minimise these issues through effective, and often simple, design choices.

This seminar will focus on the practical application of design risk management based around several examples of effective design solutions in a refurbishment environment. The speaker will suggest that CDM compliance is no more than good design and an integral element of buildability and maintainability. This event will demystify CDM and give the attendees the confidence to practically comply and make a demonstrable contribution to health and safety management on refurbishment projects.


: Owen Griffiths, Total CDM Solutions

Owen has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He is the author of 'Understanding the CDM Regulations' and also a practising CDM Co-ordinator.

His most prestigious project at present is as CDM Co-ordinator on the London 2012 Olympic Aquatic Centre working with Zaha Hadid's team.

CPD record:

3 hours of formal CPD

RIBA CPD Core Curriculum:

Health and Safety Compulsory Subject 


Fees (per seminar) – 17.5% VAT applies

RIBA members £55.00 + VAT (£64.63) Students members £27.50 + VAT (£32.31)

Non-members £65.00 + VAT (£76.38) Students non-members £48.75 + VAT (£57.28)


Michelle Taylor

0844 800 2767


RIBA South West

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