On February 9th at 11 am Government Advisor, Chris Waterman, will host an exclusive online meeting with us at BIM4Housing to bring you the inside track on this legislation. Invites have already gone out- check your spam box- If you haven’t received and would like to attend, please message me with your email address and we’ll arrange an invitation.
Regularly a thorn in the side of Government and Opposition, both, Chris pulls no punches and we are guaranteed a few tasty snippets, we’ll have to delete from the video we publish after!
Advisor to the Levelling Up Department, Chris taught MPs the meaning and implications of the Fire Safety Act and the Building Safety Act- now you learn from a man who knows.
Special Guest at our meeting last week was @Chris Waterman. Advisor- and sometimes thorn in the side- to Government Ministers and MPs, Chris distilled and explained the Fire Safety Act and the Building Safety Act to MPs and even the Levelling Up Department’s Ministers and luminaries. With decades of experience inside the corridors of power, Chris had many helpful insights from the other side of the fence- along with a rapier wit, which livened-up matters considerably!
Ably assisted by @Matt Hodges-Long and @George Stevenson, and chaired by @Richard Freer
We’ll be looking to hold regular meetings with Special Guest spots in the New Year.
See a recording and notes of the meeting here from next week. https://bim4housing.com/fire-safety/
Our most recent Contractual Workstream meeting looked at competence on a 3-dimensional basis.
As defined by and attendee:
‘’1 Organisational competence, which is effectively the quality management environment that you operate in, it’s the compliance environment, it’s what people are aware of. Do people know how to..? Is your organisation communicating effectively and supervising effectively?.
2 Occupational competences, which is the things that basically you’d be expected to do if you’re a surveyor or dry liner etc.
3 Functional competences, which is the nuance of your own particular role, so within every organisation it’s slightly different what that person might be expected to do.’’
The meeting was chaired by @Martin Adie
The subject of this meeting was Electric Strikes and Security Entrance Systems.
A video and High Points of the meeting are available on https://bim4housing.com/iq-contractual/
Just to remind you, our ongoing efforts can be found on https://bim4housing.com/ at the bottom of the Home page.
We worked on an initial 2 phases. Phase 1 defined the over-arching questions that need to be answered, for 12 fire-critical asset types, to deliver the BIM-plus solution necessary to the effective functioning of the Golden Thread in terms of Fire Safety.
The questions defined are:
- What risks does the asset mitigate?
- To what risks is the asset, itself, susceptible?
- What information is needed about an asset, to ensure it performs as required?
- What tasks/method statements/procedures are required to ensure the asset is installed, commissioned, inspected, and maintained properly?
- What level of competency/training needs to be in place?
- How should product changes be recorded?
Phase 2 sought to answer those questions, offering a definitive guide to the delivery of The Golden Thread through the effective management of required information.
The work is ongoing- we’d appreciate your help.
Wednesday’s Advisory Working Group meeting examined the challenges of managing competency. Looking at how aware people are and whether they’ve actually looked at the competence product framework. Setting some context first, the meeting looked at a recently-finished Innovate project on product based building systems.
The meeting was chaired by @Debbie Carlton and @Dave Peacock
The subject of this meeting was Competency Management.
Featuring a presentation from @Debbie Carlton. A video and High Points of the meeting are available on