Competence: A timely cultural change for our industry

Peter Caplehorn

Reduced risk and better quality builds are goals we must pursue in order to regain public trust

The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government has recently closed its consultation on Building a Safer Future, that builds on the recommendations from Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety and proposes fundamental reform of building safety requirements so that residents are safe, and feel safe, in their homes. As the conversation progresses, it is only right that we remind ourselves of the wider cultural change our industry is undergoing.

Key among these various improvements is competence. It goes to the heart of everything we do as an industry and is essential if we are to design, construct and maintain buildings that perform as intended.

This is PREMIUM content available to Subscribers only

You are not currently logged in.

LOGIN as a subscriber or SUBSCRIBE to access this story

LOGIN or SUBSCRIBE for access to this and all premium content.

Take out a print and online or online-only subscription and you will get immediate access to:

  • Breaking industry news as it happens
  • Expert analysis and comment from industry leaders
  • Unlimited access to all stories, including premium content
  • Full access to all our online archive

Get access to premium content subscribe today