define( 'MEDIA_TRASH', true ); The Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 - Change for the sake of change? - CWW

Breakfast Event

This event will update members on Construction Design and Management Regulations, highlighting confusion within the industry concerning all responsibilities. The Regulations are no longer an ACOP but a Guidance note and place the responsibilities clearly with the Client and Principle Designer/Contractor, however this can often fail to be implemented as commitments within tender documentation, are sometimes drafted by third parties and not communicated to the actual contractors implementing the works, which can therefore become a Health & Safety issue in itself. This creates cost implications, angst within the project team, affects KPI’s and future framework contracts.
Innov8’s CDM-Advisors have been able to regularly prevent such occurrences for CEC tenders/projects.


8.30am – Registration and Arrival Refreshments

9.00am – Introduction from Tim Whitehill, Club Chair

9.15am – Session 1: CDM update and mini survey findings, Stuart Goodman

9:45am – Session 2: Asbestos contaminated land, Stuart Goodman

10:15am – Session 3: Architect/Principal Designer Speaker responsibilities, Ken Smith

10:30am Session 4: Client Responsibilities, Robert Edwards

10:45am – Q&A

11:00am – Close

Speaker 1:

Stuart Goodman, Innov8 Risk Consultants

Stuart Goodman started in the asbestos industry as an on site surveyor/analyst progressing through roles such as a Project Coordinator, Lead Compliance Auditor and Training Manager while working his way up to the highest level of asbestos qualification (BOHS CoC Asbestos). With over 10 years of asbestos industry experience Stuart now consults with Lucion Services asbestos divisions for projects concerning both buildings and ever increasing issue of contaminated land.

Alongside Stuart’s involvement in the asbestos sector he is also a qualified CDM / health and safety consultant within Innov8 Risk Consultants (Part of Lucion Services). This role involves ongoing health and safety risk management supporting some of the country’s largest construction companies.

Speaker 2:

Ken Smith, Associate Buttress

Buttress is a leading design studio providing architecture, urban design, interiors and conservation design services.Ken Smith is an architect with a wide range of experience including new build and heritage, commercial, industrial and leisure projects. His projects involve a major programme of work to the Grade 1 listed St George’s Hall in his home town of Liverpool as well as the creative reuse of the Mackie Mayor in Manchester, which has recently reopened as a food and drink hall.

Speaker 3:

Robert Edwards, Cheshire East Council

Client Project Manager for both the Public and Private sector. Newbuild and Refurbishment of Education, Public buildings and Parks, Retail, Leisure projects, and Building Services Planned Maintenance Renewal schemes and Committee member of CE Cheshire Warrington and Wirral.



Session one:

Is based on a recent survey conducted in the construction sector answering some of the questions that are still being asked 2 years on from CDM updates.

Session two:

Discusses a case study where asbestos was not considered in the design period of the project and large scale remediation was required highlighting common issues and lessons learned.

Session three:

Discusses the removal of the CDM Co-ordinator and the role of the Principal Designer. Appointed by the Client. Control and coordinate the pre-construction phase when hazards can be designed out of the construction, use and maintenance phases of the project life. To prepare and maintain the Health and Safety file

Session four:

Discusses the changes within the Clients duties that them much more accountable for the impact of their decisions, their approach to project health and safety management and the way in which they ensure that the Principal Designer and Principal Contractor comply with their own duties. The latter is regarded by many as significant as this duty was not explicit under CDM 2007.


£10 per person to attend

Wednesday 6th December 2017



The National Waterways Museum, S Pier Rd, Ellesmere Port CH65 4FW

This event is partly sponsored by Innov8 Risk Consultants.