Building Standards

  • Building Standards Local authority visits to Denholm House

    28th July 2023 by

    Building Standards Division (BSD) hosted a series of in person visits by local authority verifiers, over four dates in May and June, to our offices in Denholm House, Livingston.

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  • Building Standards Workforce Data Analysis Report 2021

    24th June 2022 by

    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.

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  • Building Standards Ambassador – Positive Pathways

    28th April 2022 by

    A guest post by Daniel Last, sharing his experience as a Building Standards Ambassador, and his activities highlighting the profession to young people.

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  • Building Standards Workforce Strategy – One Year On

    13th December 2021 by

    Workforce Strategy

    A joint post by Local Authority Building Standards Scotland and Building Standards Division The workforce strategy for the building standard verification service was launched just over a year ago and much progress has been achieved to deliver the aims of the strategy.

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  • Introducing the Competency Assessment System

    17th December 2020 by

    A guest post by Bob Renton, Consultant to Local Authority Building Standards Scotland, about the development of the Competency Assessment System and plans for implementation next year. The Competency Assessment System, or CAS for short, has been developed over the last couple of years by Local Authority Building Standards Scotland (LABSS) with involvement from many...

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  • Meet the Expert – the first Building Standards Ambassador Event

    26th November 2020 by

    A guest post from Danny Henderson, City of Edinburgh Council After being invited by the Building Standards Division to join the newly formed Building Standards Ambassadors Network earlier in the year, I was delighted to participate in my first engagement session with many young people from high schools across Scotland. I was asked to participate...

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  • A Building Standards Career

    1st October 2020 by

    A guest post by Ann-Marie Scollon To mark the launch of the Building Standards Workforce Strategy, Ann-Marie Scollon, Building Standards Surveyor in West Dunbartonshire Council shares her experience of joining the profession. In 2010, I graduated with a Building Surveying degree. During my studies, I encountered a lecturer who was passionate about Building Standards Surveying....

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