Welcome to InSite Invites
Welcome to InSite Invites – a brand new podcast dedicated to keeping you informed, engaged and up-to-date on the key issues our industry faces.
In this three-part series, we will hear from a range of experts as we discuss the Building Safety Act, its scope and just how it will affect you.
All episodes are out now! Listen below.
“There are a lot of new responsibilities, legal responsibilities with criminal liability and I think that the picture is probably
a lot less clear as to how many of those people and organisations really understand their responsibilities
under the Act. So it's really important that we get that message out there”
- Peter Dawber, Interim Industry Competence Committee, Solvere
About the host and guests
Peter Dawber, FCIOB FRICS
Interim Industry Competence Committee, Solvere Ltd
Peter chaired the working group on site supervisors as part of the work to improve competence in the industry in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, and was subsequently appointed to lead the development of a new competency standard for Principal Contractors as part of the BSI’s national standards programme. He is currently a member of the Interim Industry Competence Committee which is advising the Building Safety Regulator, and chairs its Capacity and Capability sub-committee.
Paul Nash, MSc PPCIOB
Industry Safety Steering Group & Paul Nash Consultancy
Paul is a Past President of the Chartered Institute of Building and chaired the working group on procurement as part of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety led by Dame Judith Hackitt. He has been a member of the Industry Safety Steering Group since 2018 and was recently appointed to the Building Advisory Committee, which advises the Building Safety Regulator on safety and standards.
Regional Director, London, Premier Guarantee
James has worked within the property, building and insurance industry for over 20 years and is a passionate advocate of Premier Guarantee’s role in helping the house building sector achieve the very highest of standards. As regional director for London, James heads up the team for Premier Guarantee’s largest region and oversee contractors and developers, working on developments from one property to full scale regeneration projects across the capital.
Senior Associate, Gowling WLG
Sean Garbutt is a senior associate in Gowling WLG’s contentious construction team and has significant experience in construction litigation and dispute resolution. He has acted for a wide range of parties including national house builders, developers/funders, main contractors, sub-contractors and end-user employers.
He is one of a small number of lawyers nationally to have litigated cladding disputes to trial.
Business Development Manager for Building Control
Martin has been PG’s Business Development Manager for Building Control for 3 years.
He has worked in senior Business Development roles in the Building Control sector for approaching 15 years.
He and our clients benefit from working alongside our highly skilled and fully resourced Building Control team which can deliver on projects of all scales and complexities. In particular, they deliver on high value schemes where there is a great deal of interaction and involvement at all project stages. Martin has always been an advocate of ‘early engagement’ to ensure the best possible outcomes on projects – from initial design through to construction and completion.
Senior Regulatory Specialist
Matt provides technical insight with a building regulation emphasis. Being a Chartered Building Engineer through CABE, Matt has worked for local authorities in both maintenance and building control capacity before moving to a large Approved Inspector.
He has authored numerous technical articles, worked on revised industry publications including fire safety procedural guidance, supported the future of building control publication, reviewed draft government guidance in detail and researched, reviewed and edited revised BCA technical guidance notes.
David Aitchison, BSc (Hons) MCABE AIFireE
Head of Building Control & Design Review at PG
David has worked in Building Control for 20 years. With a keen interest in art and construction in school and college, he began his career in the building industry at a local architect’s practice.
David currently leads a talented team of Building Control professionals at PG who help clients ensure provisions of health and safety for the end users of new building.
“We heard from Colin Blatchford-Brown at the InSite event,
you know the regulator has powers and the regulator will be using those powers.”
- Sean Garbutt, Senior Associate, Gowling WLG
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