Written 16 posts
7th December 2022
This post covers the main achievements from Year Two and looks ahead to the priorities for the third and final year of strategy delivery as many elements become embedded into practice.
26th October 2022
Blog post by Stephen Garvin, Head of Building Standards Division The Inter-jurisdictional regulatory collaboration committee, or IRCC for short, celebrates its 25th anniversary this week (24 to 26 October 2022) with a meeting and conference in Bavaria to discuss a range of contemporary subjects relevant to global building safety and trends influencing the future of…
5th September 2022
The Building Standards Futures Board (FB) was established in May 2019 by the then Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning, Kevin Stewart MSP, to provide guidance and direction on making transformative changes to the building standards system. This post provides a progress update on the 7 work streams.
24th June 2022
Today, we have published the first workforce data analysis report for the building standards profession. The analysis report covers findings from the 2021 data collection with reference to the 2019 and 2020 data.
15th June 2022
Alan McAulay, previously Team Leader at South Lanarkshire Council Building Standards, and James Whiteford, Lead Building Standards Surveyor at Scottish Borders Council, have been appointed as the Building Standards Hub (BSH) Directors from Monday 23 May 2022 for 18 months.
20th May 2022
The survey enables customers of the building standards service to provide feedback on the customer service received.
3rd May 2022
The Building Standards Futures Board agreed our plans for digitally transforming the building standards system in Scotland.
28th April 2022
A guest post by Daniel Last, sharing his experience as a Building Standards Ambassador, and his activities highlighting the profession to young people.
23rd March 2022
Scottish Government, in collaboration with Local Authority Building Standards Scotland (LABSS) and Fife Council are in the final stages of launching the Building Standards Hub Pilot, part of the work being taken forward by the Building Standards Futures Board.
14th December 2021
The building regulations compliance and enforcement consultation is now open for your views on the development of a new Compliance Plan Manger role.