Building Standards (Compliance and Enforcement) Review Panel: minutes index

A sub-group of the building and fire safety working group.


  1. To review the building standards system including the legislative requirements in light of the findings of the Report of the Independent Inquiry into the Construction of Edinburgh Schools (February 2017) and the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety commissioned by the UK government following the Grenfell Tower fire in London in June 2017
  2. To consider four key themes the building standards system, verification, certification and enforcement and sanctions
  3. To provide an opinion of whether any changes are necessary
  4. To keep this under review as further evidence emerges, to assist meeting the Minister's wishes


To recommend what changes might be necessary for the purposes of the building standards system as set out by the Building (Scotland) Act 2003:
(a) securing the health, safety, welfare and convenience of persons in or about buildings and of others who may be affected by buildings or matters connected with buildings, (b) furthering the conservation of fuel and power, and (c) furthering the achievement of sustainable development.



  • Professor John Cole


  • Stewart Macartney, Blyth & Blyth
  • Grant Robertson, Scottish Futures Trust (SFT)
  • Gordon Spence, Local Authority Building Standards Scotland (LABSS)
  • Ron Fraser, Construction Scotland
  • Peter Haggarty, RICS Scotland
  • Donald Canavan, RIAS
  • Kevin Crawford, CIAT Scotland
  • Alan Stark, Scottish Property Federation
  • Neil Parry, Persimmon Homes
  • Ian Honeyman, Scottish Building Federation
  • Brian Martin, Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)
  • Francois Samuel, Welsh Government
  • Sarah Neary, Government of Ireland
  • Malcolm McLeod, National House Building Council (NHBC)


Minutes of November 2017 meeting
Minutes of February 2018 meeting Minutes of April 2018 meeting

Report of the review panel on building standards compliance and enforcement



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