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Feb 23

Principal Designer Qualification for Stuart

Project Architect Stuart Taylor has successfully completed the ‘Association for Project Safety’ accredited Principal Designer Course.  Building on an existing awareness of the responsibilities of the role, and previously undertaking the RIBA CDM qualification, the course has formalised Stuart’s abilities to deliver Principal Designer services for Race Cottam Associates.

Run by ‘The National House Building Council’, the qualification covers the  legal requirements of designers to deliver CDM coordination duties, and current Health and Safety legislation along with associated implications for the processes involved.

“As part of our role as designers, we have an obligation to consider how our designs can be constructed and maintained in a safe manner.  The principal designer role is an extension of that role to coordinate construction risks across the design team.” explains Stuart.

“As designers, we look for solutions to our clients’ problems.  I believe if we diligently consider how those solutions are to be constructed in a safe manner, we are preventing a future problem being passed on to the clients and contractors we work with.  By undertaking the PD role, we can ensure that health and safety is considered at the heart of the design process instead of being remote to the key project decisions.”

Stuart is looking forward to collaborating with our clients and design teams in his additional new role.