‘CDM 2015: A Practical Guide for Architects and Designers’ is the essential guide to implementing the new CDM 2015 regulations.
It provides a straightforward overview of the key changes and new duty holders, including the Principal Designer. Plus, it features full-colour diagrams and annotated plans which show how to apply the principles in the real world.
As the regulations come into force, it aims to reassure those fearing a change in their obligations. It does so by outlining easy-to-use, practical tools. These tools will integrate the philosophy of the new regulations – of proportionate response, creative solutions and collaborative working – into day-to-day practice.
A concise and handy quick reference guide, it’s portable enough to carry around or use at your desk. It translates dry legislation into simple, intuitive, design-friendly and safe messages. It was ritten by an architect with exhaustive experience in CDM, intimate knowledge of regulations and years of design practice. Therefore, it enables designers to integrate CDM without compromising their vision. The guide provides authoritative CDM support for the design professions, especially in the often misunderstood but essential area of aesthetics.
This is a must-have for designers and architects to navigate the new regulations from April 2015 onwards. What’s more, it’s suitable for the contractors, clients and consultants who will need to understand and collaborate with them.
Peter Caplehorn, Deputy Chief Executive & Policy Director, Construction Products Association: A must for all architects and designers practising in the built environment today. It has ideas and guidance learned in the face of commercial and legal realities. Building on the techniques Paul has developed and tested in practice, it is a testament to approaching the subject in a practical, balanced and proportionate way.