Much has changed in the building and fire-safety regulatory space in the last few years. The landmark Building Safety Act has become law, the Fire Safety Act has now commenced, and the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 have been published and will come into force in January 2023.
The Building Safety Act includes the duty to create and maintain the ‘golden thread’ of building safety information. It forces the wider adoption of technology in the construction process to reduce the risk of fire (and other structural dangers) in buildings, ultimately creating greater safety in residential homes.
However, all of this is just the beginning. Many of the details around the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of information management or creating and maintaining the golden thread are still unknown.
Our webinar took place on Wednesday, 28 September at 2pm.
Join Robert Norton, UK team lead at PlanRadar, to discuss the key challenges, opportunities and liabilities for the construction industry in navigating this new legislative regime.
- What is the number one benefit of having a golden thread approach for new projects and existing assets?
- How effective a tool is the golden thread in light of new and emerging legislation, such as around risk assessments for buildings and fire safety?
- What are the key challenges for the profession and what are some of the solutions that can be put in place in anticipation of greater demands?
- Where are the information gaps? And how do you go about filling them?
- Is there a fear that individuals could feel overwhelmed by the wealth of digitalised information available? And, if so, what is the best way to tackle that?
- How can we ensure the information collected is relevant, proportionate and necessary – and that the golden thread doesn’t become a digital dustbin of codes and standards?
- How well understood is the concept of the golden thread among the construction, engineering and facilities management sectors?
- What of wider stakeholders, including clients? Do they fully understand the benefits that can be derived? And, if not, how do you get them more involved?
- Could a golden thread approach help foster more collaborative behaviour in general throughout the construction community?
- What barriers are there to greater acceptance of the need to better manage data associated with buildings, personal behaviour and attitudes, the skills of individuals and IT issues?
- How much of a step forward is the golden thread from concepts such as building information modelling or digital twins?