Construction Design and Management Case Studies

February 14, 2023
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The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has released free guidance document containing a series of case studies to help small construction businesses and trades with understanding and applying the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 (CDM).

The guide was launched following research by The CLC which found that the general understanding and practical application of the CDM regulations varied heavily across all businesses. However there were particular issues with smaller businesses understanding and using CDM regulations.

The guide aims to show how the CDM regulations are applied in practice to standard small building projects. For example the guide explains that the role of Principle Designer was introduced to mirror the role and duties of the Principal Contractor in the pre-construction phase. Additional information is provided for the duties associated with domestic clients, the general duties of all duty holders, and what sort of management arrangements need to be undertaken to meet the requirements of the CDM regulations.

The guide also includes a simple flowchart diagram to help readers decide whether the CDM regulations apply in a domestic setting. This will help domestic clients understand whether they have any duties and whether contractors have any duties under the CDM regulations.

The case studies focus on smaller construction contractor businesses, and provide a stage-by-stage guide explaining when CDM regulations need to be applied and which roles need to be active in each stage.

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