Are you ready for the Building Safety Bill?
The UK Government published its much-anticipated draft Building Safety Bill in July 2020. Hailed by the Housing Secretary as the “biggest improvements to building safety in nearly 40 years”, the Bill seeks to bring forward a clearer regulatory system, with residents’ safety at its heart.
As of the 1st August 2021, the first changes to building safety regulations will become law with the introduction of planning gateway one. Gateways two and three will follow over the coming years, giving stakeholders and authorities time to adapt and implement the necessary measures.
Change is coming
But what exactly does the new Building Safety Bill mean for the built environment sector? Where might there be challenges and pitfalls for construction professionals, developers and asset owners? Does the Bill present opportunities? And crucially, what can be done now to prepare for the legislation coming into force?
We’ve created an explanatory e-book Get Ready for the Building Safety Bill, to answer all these questions, and more.
Time for the golden thread to shine
Our e-book explains the ins and outs of the Building Safety Bill, including timeframes for implementation, a summary of gateway system and details about the pivotal role of Duty Holders. We also explore the importance of the golden thread of asset data in this new regulatory landscape.
There’s no denying that stakeholders will need a rigorous digital information management system to comply. Firms that work digitally on a collaborative platform, ideally one that is ISO 19650 standard approved, will already have slick, transparent processes in place to comply with the golden thread element of the new regulations.
Conversely, paper-based systems and siloed teams and phases are a sure-fire way to allow the golden thread to unravel.
Get compliant with digital construction asset management
At Zutec, we are experts in digital construction tools. We understand the importance of managing construction data in ways that can guarantee accuracy, accountability, accessibility and completeness.
With the Building Safety Bill now upon us, a system like Zutec’s building lifecycle information management platform is the perfect way to ensure you capture all the data you need to maximise productivity and meet every new compliance requirement.
Download our free e-book, Get Ready for The Building Safety Bill, for everything you need to know about the incoming legislation, or for more information on how Zutec can help you with building safety compliance, get in touch or request a live demo.
Alternatively you can access the second e-book in our series which looks at the Who, What, Where, When and How of the Fire Safety Act.