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Sustainability help

October 2011 Case Study Update

UK Buildability Design Initiative Launched

March 2011 Case Study Update


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Sustainability Help

DBP would like to ask for your help with the sustainabilty section of the website.
The nature and speed of evolution of the sustainability section makes keeping up to date a difficult task.
If you have any new information which would benefit others by being linked, please contact us with details.
Also if any links appear to have become obsolete, again please notify DBP.

Thankyou for your continued support.

As always we would be delighted to hear any comments you may have, please use the Forum to contact us.

Webmaster @ dbp.org.uk

31st october 2011


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October 2011 Case Study Update


DBP has added four new case studies.
Many thanks to all contributors for their time and effort.

As always we would be delighted to hear any comments you may have, please use the Forum to contact us.

Webmaster @ dbp.org.uk

31st October 2011


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UK Buildability Design Initiative Launched



Earlier this year, a group representing a wide spectrum of the UK Construction Industry came together in Cheshire to discuss how they could better provide good, practical ideas, guidance and tools for designers to comply with the ‘spirit’ of the CDM Regulations.
The group included companies and organisations who create the legislation, draw up guidance, enforce the Regulations, provide training and, of course, those who actually carry out design.

There were representatives from DIOHAS, Design Best Practice, Consultant’s Health & Safety Group, HSE, APS, SID, CIRIA, ECI, Buildoffsite, saferdesign, CIC, ACE, IStructE, RIBA, ICE, London Underground and Construction Skills.
The Engineering and Construction arm of AstraZeneca hosted and chaired the event.

A number of issues were identified including the fact that there was a need for more collaboration between those attempting to make the role of designers simpler.
The group was also keen to emphasise that good design ideas do not just offer good safety but very often improved cost, time, quality and even aesthetics.
Good design means good safety and good business.



The attendees at the event agreed to task a smaller group to gather together all the information available from each of the Groups.
Following this, they will look to reduce the overlap and make the information easy for designers to find and retrieve - possibly linked via just one web portal.
The overload of information available to designers at present is seen as a critical issue and this initial action would be a significant step forward to making designers’ jobs simpler.

DBP will update future developments of the group.

As always we would be delighted to hear any comments you may have, please use the Forum to contact us.
Webmaster @ dbp.org.uk

31st October 2011


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March 2011 Case Study Update

More New Case Studies

DBP has added three more case studies.
Once again many thanks to all contributors for their time and effort.

We would be delighted to hear any comments you may have, please use the Forum to contact us.

Webmaster @ dbp.org.uk

8th March 2011


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