Meeting note from April's 2015 Construction Scotland Planning & Building Standards Working Group MeetingRead More >
Planning & Building Standards Working Group
The Planning & Building Standards Working Group, facilitates Industry engagement on key longer term policy topics, within the Planning and Building Standard environment. The group provides a 2-way discussion forum to consider policy changes, industry impacts and cross cutting issues. Often specific pieces of work will be commissioned to engage industry practitioners, associations and stakeholders in developing policies, where a cohesive collective voice is more advantageous.
Building Standards – Preparing industry for the Oct 15 Energy Standards changes and developing an action plan, to follow up the recommendations made in the Sullivan Report on developing low carbon standards.
Planning – Developing work to align planning and road consents, to streamline the approval process, working with many interest groups and stakeholders across the industry. Supporting activity to develop the Places Standard, to streamline and centralise design standards, around place making
Stewart Dalgarno (Chair, Planning & Building Standards Working Group / Stewart Milne Group)
Sarah Baillie (Anderson Strathern)
Rod Duncan (JM Architects)
Bob Dyer (SECG)
Hew Edgar (RICS Scotland)
Alan Hamilton (Keppie Design)
Peter Marshall (Perth & Kinross Council)
John Paton (Planning Consultant)
Gavin Peart (Building Standards, Scottish Government)
Steven Scott (Building Standards, Scottish Government)
Michael Smart (BAM Construction)
Ewan Wallace (Aberdeenshire Council)
Stuart Watson (Scottish Planning, Scottish Government)
Ben Westland (Construction Scotland Innovation Centre)
David Westwater (Interserve)
Alan Wilson (SELECT)
Are you prepared ? – SAP/SBEM Workshop, Oct 15 Energy Standards
CS in partnership with CSIC and Scottish Building Standards and in association with HFS & SPF organised two industry workshops on 27 & 28 August at Scottish Enterprise, Edinburgh. These discussed and raised awareness of the new Energy Standards that were implemented in October 15. There was a SAP workshop focused on domestic buildings and a separate workshop for SBEM focused on non-domestic buildings. This modelled building typologies live, with audience participation, so industry became better informed on the emerging construction specification’s to secure compliance and raising any concerns that could be fedback to SBSD.
Aligning Consents & Places Standard – Open Meeting – 8 July @ The Lighthouse Glasgow
In partnership with ADS and Scottish Planning Directorate, CS hosted an open meeting for industry to hear the latest activity on aligning consents and the development of the places standard. This included research findings, good practice case studies, how things are changing in local authorities, new design proposals and assessments, roads policies and feedback on trials with NHGS Scotland.
The papers and presentations are now available from this session:
Presentations & Report from SAP / SBEM workshops:
Building Standards Energy Changes – Section 6
Planning Directorate – Links to Good Practice Design Guides
Link to Places Standard and Research Findings
Agenda for CS Planning & Building Standards Working Group Meeting, 8th July 2015. Open meeting, all welcomeRead More >
Event support proposal by the Zero Carbon Hub for the SAP and SBEM workshops in August 2015Read More >