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Cynhadledd GATE Conference Ian Layzell RIBA Uned Adeiladu, Tân ac Ynni Domestig Construction, Fire and Domestic Energy Unit • Construction procurement policy • Constructing Excellence Cynhadledd GATE Conference Ian Layzell RIBA • Tere Hommikust! • Dzień dobry! • Dober dan! • Guten morgen! • Good morning! • Bore da! Cynhadledd GATE Conference 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 Cynhadledd GATE Conference Planning control Sustainable Development Policy Executive Scottish Welsh Devolved Executiv Assembly Governments e Assembly Scottish National Devolved Parliament Parliame Assembly nt Cynhadledd GATE Conference 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 Cynhadledd GATE Conference Wales construction Public sector: value for money • Public sector construction – 40% total • Assembly buildings • Public agencies and public services • Local Government • Social housing providers Cynhadledd GATE Conference 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 Cynhadledd GATE Conference Wales construction Private sector: profitability • Private sector construction – 60% total • Private clients and companies • Commercial property developers • House builders • Industry and manufacturing Cynhadledd GATE Conference 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 Cynhadledd GATE Conference Influences on construction • Legislation- Planning / Development control • Legislation - Building Regulations control • Guidance - Procurement methods • Investment - Requirements and standards Cynhadledd GATE Conference 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 Cynhadledd GATE Conference 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 Cynhadledd GATE Conference 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 Cynhadledd GATE Conference 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 Cynhadledd GATE Conference Influences on construction Best practice guidance • For private and public sectors • Constructing Excellence • Constructing Excellence in Wales Cynhadledd GATE Conference Influences on construction Guidance – Public sector • Central Government: ‘Achieving Excellence’ • Public agencies: Health Estates, WDA • Local Government: WLGA, CLAW • Housing Associations: procurement guidance Cynhadledd GATE Conference Influences on construction Guidance – Public sector • Process: procurement methods • Product: specification and standards • OGC / Green purchasing • Performance standards Cynhadledd GATE Conference Timber in construction Controls and influences • Legislation: Planning control • Legislation: Building Regulations • Investment: Client requirements and standards • Guidance: Procurement methods Cynhadledd GATE Conference Timber in construction Legislation • Planning control - little effect • Building Regulations - more effect in future Cynhadledd GATE Conference Timber in construction Investment in construction • “Client is King” - big effect • Can decide what materials are used • Clients must be educated Cynhadledd GATE Conference Timber in construction Guidance • Develop understanding - long term effect • Explain business case / benefits • Encourage best practice • Constructing Excellence in Wales Cynhadledd GATE Conference 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 Cynhadledd GATE Conference 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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