Principal Design – Workshop

This workshop investigates the obligation, through the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, to appoint a Principal Designer. The workshop will include contributions from various professionals within the built environment discipline.

This workshop includes:

  • An overview of the CDM Regulations
  • Role of Principal Designer and Principal Contractor
  • Client obligations
  • Commercial and domestic clients
  • Developing the health and safety file
  • Pre-construction phase
  • Construction phase
  • Post construction phase
  • Managing projects
  • Key health and safety issues
  • Hypothetical workshop case study

Tim Goodhead is a former head of the School of Environmental Design and Management at the University of Portsmouth which at the time ‘included’ the departments of Architecture, Surveying, and Civil Engineering and Surveying. He is currently the CPD coordinator and has a long standing interest in Built Environment and Marine issues.

Graham Dewey is a building surveyor and a health and safety specialist with enormous and wide-ranging professional experience. He has specialised in health and safety work for major NHS trusts as well as many other institutions.

Gary Burden is the Principal Designer at PRP Architects. His experience in Health, Safety and Risk management extends from National Disaster Management Planning to delivering a range of projects from retail and office strip and fit out through to demolition and development of brown and greenfield sites. Project work varies from residential refurbishments through to urban regeneration and masterplanning. Additionally, Gary volunteers as Regional Risk Manager for a global youth charity.

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Tim Goodhead FRICS, University of Portsmouth

Graham Dewey MSc MRICS FCIOB, Principal, GSD Safety

Gary Burden, Principal Designer, PRP Architects


The Potters Heron Hotel nr Romsey SO51 9ZF


Wednesday 22 November 2017, 9:20am–12:40pm

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