Higher Risk Residential Buildings & Construction - The New Regime

Higher Risk Residential Buildings & Construction - The New Regime


30 Sep 2024

10:00 AM

11:30 AM

With a SmartPlan £144

With a Season Ticket £160

Standard price £320

All prices exclude VAT
Update: Requires no prior subject knowledge
1.5 hours
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The Building Safety Act 2022 and secondary legislation creates a new regulatory regime for high-rise residential buildings in England ('Higher-Risk Buildings'), covering all stages of their design, construction, major refurbishment, and occupation.

Most of the new regulatory regime is now in force, placing new obligations on clients, landlords, managing agents, contractors and professional teams working on Higher-Risk Buildings and onerous penalties for failure to comply with the new rules.

This virtual classroom seminar will provide a comprehensive overview of the regime for new Higher-Risk Buildings, from their initial design and construction through to their occupation stage. You will also explore the new requirements to register existing Higher-Risk Buildings and ongoing obligations in respect of their maintenance and safety checking together with the new obligations created by the building safety legislation, and how clients and landlords should restructure their procurement, construction, and tenancy processes to comply with the new obligations.

What You Will Learn

This live broadcast will cover the following:

  • Overview of the legislation and transitional periods
  • The role of the Building Safety Regulator
  • Definition of Higher-Risk Buildings - what's in and out of scope
  • Accountable Person and Principal Accountable Person
  • Registering Higher-Risk Buildings
  • Safety Case Report
  • Obligations on construction of new Higher-Risk Buildings:
    • Client obligations to appoint key duty holders
    • Digital facility for Golden Thread Information
    • Gateway 1: Planning applications
    • Gateway 2: Building Control Approval for new HRBs
    • Commencement notices
    • Change control process
    • Mandatory Occurrence Reporting System
    • Completion notices
    • Gateway 3: Completion/Partial Completion Certificate
    • Provision of Specified Golden Thread Information to Relevant Person
  • Obligations on work to existing Higher-Risk Buildings
    • Which work is in and out of scope
  • Key issues for procurement and contracting

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.