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Ian Layzell RIBA
Uned Adeiladu, Tân ac Ynni Domestig
Construction, Fire and Domestic Energy Unit

• Construction procurement policy
• Constructing Excellence
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Ian Layzell RIBA

•   Tere Hommikust!
•   Dzień dobry!
•   Dober dan!
•   Guten morgen!
•   Good morning!
•   Bore da!
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Background information

•   Legislative status of Assembly
•   Sustainable development + Action Plan
•   New Assembly building
•   Government policy on timber
•   Building Regualtions
•   Planning Policy
                                                High Court


                                                Judiciary


                                                United Kingdom




                                        Wales




    Ireland
                           England




                Scotland



   Northern
                                                Elected Parliament
                                                (Westminster)

                                                Government
                                                (Whitehall)

                                                Building Regulations
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                                                Planning control


                                                Sustainable
                                                Development Policy

Executive     Scottish               Welsh      Devolved
              Executiv               Assembly   Governments
              e
Assembly      Scottish               National   Devolved Parliament
              Parliame               Assembly
              nt
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Welsh Assembly Government

•   Limited powers of legislation
•   Control over capital investment
•   £800 million / year for public sector construction
•   Schools, hospitals, social housing, roads
•   Assembly’s own buildings - Aberystwyth
•   Procurement - direct / indirect
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Wales construction

Public sector: value for money

•   Public sector construction – 40% total
•   Assembly buildings
•   Public agencies and public services
•   Local Government
•   Social housing providers
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Wales construction

Public sector: ‘Best Value’

•   Requirement for all public sector expenditure
•   Improve economy, efficiency and effectiveness
•   ‘Non-commercial’ matters in contracts
•   Whole life value of investment
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Wales construction

Private sector: profitability

•   Private sector construction – 60% total
•   Private clients and companies
•   Commercial property developers
•   House builders
•   Industry and manufacturing
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Assembly policies and priorities

•   To guide our investment in construction
•   Main priority is sustainable development
•   Economic development - jobs + training
•   Social justice - regeneration + communities
•   Environmental protection - renewables + waste
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Influences on construction

•   Legislation- Planning / Development control
•   Legislation - Building Regulations control
•   Guidance - Procurement methods
•   Investment - Requirements and standards
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                                                    Construction sponsor / Client
                                 PUBLIC SECTOR                                                           PRIVATE SECTOR




                                                   Local Government
                Welsh Assembly
                                 Public agencies




                                                                      Social Housing




                                                                                                                                     Housebuilders
                                                                                       Private clients


                                                                                                           Commercial
                                                                                                                        developers



                                                                                                                                                     Industry
Influences
Assembly
Policy
Planning
Control
Building
Regulations
Government
guidance
Public sector
guidance
Constructing
Excellence
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Influences on construction

Legislation - Planning

•   Assembly sets planning policy
•   Use of land + permission to develop land
•   External design of buildings
•   Energy efficient design
•   Nothing against timber
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Influences on construction

Legislation – Building Regulations

•   Assembly has no power but is consulted
•   Apply to most buildings
•   Health, safety and stability requirements
•   Energy efficiency requirements
•   No control of choice of materials
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 Influences on construction

 Building Regulations and Sustainability

 •   Sustainable + Secure Buildings Act 2004
 •   Allows wider sustainability requirements
 •   Government (ODPM) study on sustainability in
     Building Regulations
 •   Possible requirements to consider impact of
     materials
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Influences on construction

Best practice guidance

•   For private and public sectors
•   Constructing Excellence
•   Constructing Excellence in Wales
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Influences on construction

Guidance – Public sector

•   Central Government: ‘Achieving Excellence’
•   Public agencies: Health Estates, WDA
•   Local Government: WLGA, CLAW
•   Housing Associations: procurement guidance
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Influences on construction

Guidance – Public sector

•   Process: procurement methods
•   Product: specification and standards
•   OGC / Green purchasing
•   Performance standards
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Timber in construction

Controls and influences

•   Legislation:   Planning control
•   Legislation:   Building Regulations
•   Investment:    Client requirements and standards
•   Guidance:      Procurement methods
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Timber in construction

Legislation

•   Planning control - little effect
•   Building Regulations - more effect in future
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Timber in construction

Investment in construction

•   “Client is King” - big effect
•   Can decide what materials are used
•   Clients must be educated
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Timber in construction

Guidance

•   Develop understanding - long term effect
•   Explain business case / benefits
•   Encourage best practice
•   Constructing Excellence in Wales
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Assembly Construction Policy

Themes

•   Sustainable development objectives
•   Maximise value of capital investment
•   Whole life value (WLC + LCA)
•   It’s coming soon
•   Timber will play a part
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Final thoughts…..

•   can not force the use of timber, but..
•   we can create the policy environment
•   we can set requirements and standards
•   we can explain the benefits and give guidance…

•   to make timber the natural choice for
    construction!
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Diolch yn fawr!
Thank you very much!
ian.layzell@wales.gsi.gov.uk

				
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