NRAC online seminar - 16 May 2024 - final speaker announcement

Posted on 7th May 2024 by NRAC Administrator

Hywel Davies - The Building Safety Act 2022, access and inclusive design professionals, and disabled people

The seventh NRAC online event will be on Thursday 16th May 2024 from 9:30am to 12:45pm.

Our final speaker will be Hywel Davies. The Building Safety Act and associated regulations have triggered the most fundamental reform of building related regulations in England since the Second World War. Hywel will outline the nature and scope of the changes, the new responsibilities which came into force on 1st October 2023 and the new procedures for the approval and regulation of all building work in England from that date, including the new Building Safety regulator, the statutory registration of building control professionals and explicit regulations for competence. This session will highlight the impact of the legislative changes on access and inclusive design professionals, and the various roles they may be undertaking, as well as potential impacts for disabled people in terms of building safety and usability.

Hywel Davies is an independent expert in building safety regulation and building performance. In recent years his work has focussed particularly on Building Regulations and building safety reform, on ventilation and health risks in buildings and on net zero buildings. He has been closely involved in development of the new building safety regime and its practical implementation. He chaired the expert group review of the Approved Documents which contributed to Dame Judith Hackitt’s independent review and he was a contributor to the Morrell Day review of construction products and testing.

He is also closely involved in the development of British, European and International standards for digital information management and data exchange and chairs the BSI committee on these standards.

He is a member of the Building Advisory Committee of the Building Safety Regulator. He chaired the Building Regulations Advisory Committee, which was the independent Scientific Advisory Committee to the Department of Levelling Up Housing and Communities until 1st April 2023. He works closely with the Construction Industry Council and Construction Leadership Council on building safety reform, and recently retired as CIBSE Chief Technical Officer.


£55 (including VAT) for NRAC members and supporters
£65 (including VAT) for non-members

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