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How to advise your clients on their CDM duties
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How to advise your clients on their CDM duties

This seminar will explore the role of architect as Principal Designer, focusing on issues around advising clients in accordance with the CDM 2015 regulations.

How to advise your clients on their CDM duties

Since the Health and Safety Executive’s CDM 2015 regulations came into effect, architects have been embracing the newly created Principal Designer role. This seminar will focus on issues faced by architects when advising clients in accordance with the CDM 2015 regulations.

This seminar will explore:

  • Advantages and restrictions created by the flexibility that’s built into legislation
  • Different models of delivery and helping clients understand the impact of their choices
  • Actions and engagement required at different phases of a project to successfully deliver the role
  • Effects of different procurement routes and contract vs. legislation
  • Types of clients and client bodies and impacts of working for domestic clients
  • Different industries and sectors
  • Benefits of accepting CDM duties to your practice and to your clients
  • The good the bad and the ugly: scenarios and wearing different hats!

By attending this seminar you will gain an understanding of when you should be the Principal Designer, whilst discussing the topic from a legal, ethical and moral perspective. You will understand your legal obligations as a PD and learn about effective engagement techniques to ensure clients understand the impact of their decisions.


Andy Jobling

Andy is Technical Manager, Architect and Principal Designer (CDM) at Levitt Bernstein, providing advice and assistance to the whole architectural staff, and keeping them up to date on current legislation, regulations, construction contracts, products, materials and construction best practice.

He strives to demonstrate that the profession of architecture can add value not only within individual projects but to society as a whole. Andy has 35 years’ experience covering various building types including transport, commercial, industrial, neurological and mental health as well as social housing, theatres and arts projects, and a range of construction methods, materials and procurement strategies.

Seminar fees

  • RIBA/CIAT members £65 + VAT
  • Non-RIBA members £92 + VAT
  • RIBA student members £15 + VAT

Other booking options

For more information on other seminars in Core CPD 2018, and Club Ticket booking, saving £250 per year, go to Core CPD 2018.

Core Curriculum topics

1. Health, safety and well being
2. Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance

Sponsored by:

RIBA Financial Services

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