Agents and developers give ‘thumbs up’ to CDC course
Release date: 17 July 2015
Cotswold District Council recently ran a course to brief agents and developers in the building industry on new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations which came into force on 6 April.
The course, which the Council’s Building Control team held at their Trinity Road headquarters in Cirencester in early July, in partnership with the Health and Safety Executive and event sponsors Yiangou Architects, focused on design risk management. Over 60 agents and developers attended and many have already commented favourably about the value of what they learned.
Building Control Manager, Andy Jones, was very impressed by the turnout:
“We alerted the people we deal with on a regular basis about the course, and we were very pleased to see so many people on the day. Regulations are always changing in the industry and we are always looking to find ways to ensure that everyone involved in the building trade are up to speed on the latest developments. We have had tremendous feedback and we will be planning to stage similar events in the future.”
Cllr Sue Jepson, the CDC Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing, was also pleased with the outcome:
“The organisers put in a lot of hard work to make this course a success, and I am delighted that so many members of the building trade attended and got so much out of it. This type of learning event ensures that our local builders are fully aware of changes to regulations and the standards they must adhere to.”