Category: Designer duties

CDM 2015 Regulation 9 requires Designers to eliminate, reduce or control the risks through design.  Where it is not possible to eliminate risks, they should provide information on the significant residual risks that could not be designed out.  As part …

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I gave a presentation at the Institution of Structural Engineers Small Practitioners Conference on 26 June 2018.  That presentation focused on understanding the CDM 2015 Designer Duties. This post contains the video of my presentation.  The slides can also be downloaded.

CDM 2015 Regulation 9 requires designers to eliminate or reduce risks to those involved in maintenance so far as reasonably practical or, if that isn’t possible, to provide information on significant residual risks.  Designers may not be aware of the guidance …

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This article discusses the impact of deterioration on the safety of concrete structures.  This is illustrated by examples where deterioration has led concrete structures to collapse.  The article suggests steps that designers can take to minimise the risks of deterioration to safety and discharge …

Impact of deterioration on the safety of concrete structures – what can designers do to minimise risk? Read More »

In this article, Mike Webster provides a summary of published discussions on key issues relating to the CDM 2015 Principal Designer duties.  It will provide insight into and training on this new role introduced in the CDM 2015 Regulations.

Download a note prepared by Mike Webster that identifies, clause-by-clause, the changes in the Designer duties in the CDM 2015 regulations compared to those in CDM 2007, so making it easier to comply.