1 Certification Handbook 2012
4 The Building Standards Futures Board was set up at the beginning of 2019 to provide guidance and direction on the development and implementation of recommendations made by the Review Panels on Compliance and Enforcement and Fire Safety. The Board’s remit is to strategically advise and direct a broad programme of work aimed at improving the performance, expertise, resilience and sustainability of the Scottish building standards framework and services across Scotland. https://www.gov.scot/groups/building-standards-futures-board/
5 To be considered as optional at this stage
6 Details of the research methodology are provided in Appendix 1.
7 Please note the interviews of insurance brokers took place just after the start of the outbreak in the UK of Covid-19 (March 2020) and we experienced some difficulties in achieving full discussions on this subject.
8 Certification Handbook 2012, Third Edition. https://www.gov.scot/publications/certification-handbook-building-standards/
9 Certification Handbook 2012
10 Report of the Independent Inquiry into the Construction of Edinburgh Schools (2017) https://policy.ciob.org/resources/report-of-the-independent-inquiry-into-the-construction-of-edinburgh-schools
12 Report of the Independent Inquiry into the Construction of the DG One Complex in Dumfries (2018). https://www.dumgal.gov.uk/media/20076/Report-DG-One-inquiry/pdf/DG_One_Inquiry_Report_Bookmarks.pdf?m=636607638701200000
13 Judith Hackitt, Building a Safer Future: Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety (2018); https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/707785/Building_a_Safer_Future_-_web.pdf
14 The Scottish Government (2018) Report of the Review Panel on Building Standards Compliance and Enforcement. https://www.gov.scot/publications/building-standards-compliance-and-enforcement-review-panel-minutes-index/
15 The Scottish Government (2018) Report on the Review Panel on Building Standards (Fire Safety) in Scotland https://www.gov.scot/publications/report-review-panel-building-standards-fire-safety-scotland/
16 The Scottish Government (2018) Report of the Review Panel on Building Standards Compliance and Enforcement
17 The Scottish Government (2018) Report of the Review Panel on Building Standards Compliance and Enforcement
18 Meacham Associates Report on The Feasibility of a Centralised Hub for Verification of Complex Fire Engineered Solutions in Scotland (2018)
24 Consultation on Fire and smoke alarms in Scottish homes consultation: analysis of responses, 2018
27 Inter-Departmental Business Register – holds details of around 2.4m businesses
29 More information is provided in Appendix 5.
30 An overview of relevant training and qualifications is outlined in Appendix 5.
35 Futures Board meeting 14th May 2019 discussion on Certification’
38 The leading building science agency in the UK (built upon the foundations of the Building Research Establishment – founded 1921).
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