Written 18 posts
Building Standards Enforcement Handbook
27th March 2023
Today, we have published the first edition of the Building Standards Enforcement Handbook. The purpose of this handbook is to provide guidance for local authorities responsible for enforcement under the Building (Scotland) Act 2003.
Update on the Building Standards Hub Pilot
30th January 2023
This guest blog post provides an update on the Building Standards Hub Pilot, by Hub Directors Alan McAulay and James Whiteford.
Building Standards Workforce Strategy – Achievements at the end of Year Two
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.
The Inter-Jurisdictional Regulatory Collaboration Committee – 25th Anniversary
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…
Building Standards Futures Board – Update on the Seven Workstreams
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.
Building Standards Workforce Data Analysis Report 2021
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.
Building Standards Futures Board: Verification Delivery Model – Building Standards Hub Pilot
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.
New national customer satisfaction survey
20th May 2022
The survey enables customers of the building standards service to provide feedback on the customer service received.
Doing digital to improve building standards
3rd May 2022
The Building Standards Futures Board agreed our plans for digitally transforming the building standards system in Scotland.
Building Standards Ambassador – Positive Pathways
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.