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05 August 13
CDM

CDM Coordinator Project - Residential Development, London

CDM Coordinator Project: Residential Development, South London This project involved the construction of an end of terrace residential new build. This garden plot was developed to provide a 82sqm three storey 2 bedroom property with associated landscaping. Duration: 6 months Appointment: November 2012 Work involved excavations,...

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31 July 13
CDM

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A to Z of CDM: N is for Notifiable

The letter N in our A to Z series for the CDM regulations goes to Notifiable. The CDM Regulations may require your project to be notified to the HSE, and this will also impact on whether you need to appoint a CDM Coordinator and a Principal Contractor. There a two types of projects under CDM. Notifiable and Non-Notifiable. Notifiable...

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26 July 13
CDM

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A to Z of CDM: M is for Management

M in our A to Z blog series on the CDM regulations goes to Management, because... well... they are the Construction (Design and MANAGEMENT) Regulations. A safe construction project is one that is well managed. There needs to be good project management, and excellent site management, to ensure that hazards are controlled and risks are...

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24 July 13
CDM

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A to Z of CDM: L is for Legal, Law and Legislation

The letter L in our A to Z series is dedicated to all things legal, after all, it’s important to remember that the CDM regulations are a piece of legislation and failure to comply could lead to prosecution. CDM is short for the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007. These Regulations may be cited as the Construction (...

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18 July 13
CDM

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A to Z of CDM: K is for Key Parties

One of the main outcomes of the CDM regulations is that, applied correctly to a construction project, one of the results should be improved cooperation and communication between key parties. So who are the key parties identified in the CDM regulations? There are a number of different roles defined as having duties under the CDM regulations...

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17 July 13
News

CDM Coordinator Project - Residential Conversion, Surrey

CDM Coordinator Project: Residential Conversion, Sutton, Surrey This project involves the conversion of an existing residential property in Surrey to create 6 self contained flats. Duration: 12 months Appointment: July 2012 The project developed a detached residential house set out over 4 floors into a multi use property containing 6...

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11 July 13
CDM

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A to Z of CDM: J is for Justification

We thought long and hard about the J in our A to Z of CDM series, in the end we decided to base this blog post on a justification of why we have the CDM regulations. With changes on the horizon in the land of the CDM regulations (still not announced at the time of writing), why are the CDM regulations in force in the first place? There is...

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05 July 13
News

CDM Coordinator Project: Building Conversion, Nottingham

CDM Coordinator Project: Conversion of offices to residential apartments, Nottingham The site is currently empty offices to a former bank branch that was located on the ground the floor, within a city centre location. Duration: 6 months Appointment: June 2013 This project will involve the conversion of the first, second and third floor...

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03 July 13
CDM

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A to Z of CDM: I is for Information

The i in our A to Z of the CDM regulations is for information. One of the key purposes of the CDM regulations is to ensure that everyone has the information they need to work safely. Information will initially flow from the client. On notifiable projects this information will be gathered from the client by the CDM coordinator and passed...

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28 June 13
CDM

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A to Z of CDM: H is for Health and Safety File

H is our A to Z of CDM series goes to the Health and Safety File, a document required on project completion under the CDM Regulations. The health and safety file is a document that is created for notifiable construction projects by the CDM coordinator, based on information gathered from the principal contractor, designers, the client and...

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26 June 13
CDM

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A to Z of CDM: G is for Good Order

The CDM regulations outline a number of duties relating to health and safety on construction sites, and the letter G in our A to Z list goes to regulation 27 – Good order and site security. The CDM regulations do beyond the appointment of duty holders, the preparation of information and the requirements for notification. Part 4 of the CDM...

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25 June 13
Health & Safety

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Fatal construction mistakes and how to avoid them

I got an email the other day entitled ‘fatal presentation mistakes to avoid’. I had a quick read, and yes the mistakes would be damaging to the impact and success of a presentation, sure – but fatal? No. The mistakes would not end your life, or anyone else’s for that matter. It got me thinking about the mistakes that can be made on site...

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