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The Role of Local Authority Building Standards Scotland (LABSS) within the Building Standards System

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The objective of the project is to prepare a report that identifies the scale and nature of LABSS operations. The report should provide:
■ An assessment of the financial value, real or in kind, added by the work and interaction that LABSS operations contribute to the building standards system;
■ A record of the fees recovered by LABSS for services provided;
■ An evaluation of the voluntary support made by LABSS Members to government driven working groups, research projects and liaison groups with wider stakeholders such as Scottish Fire and Rescue, training providers, certification and test houses, etc.;
■ An assessment of the sustainability of the current LABSS building standards system role and contribution recognising its restrictions in providing voluntary resources; and
■ Identify how the role of LABSS is valued by its members and stakeholders.

Appears in:

Building Standards Surveyors, Members, Members Guidance, External publications, Building Standards Senior Managers

Research Project: Delivery Model Verification Services – Shared/Collaborative Services

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The aim of the research is to:
■ Identify and report where local authorities as verifiers are sharing specialist services, contracts or working collaboratively to support the provision of the building standards service in Scotland; and
■ Identify where and how local authorities as verifiers share provision or provide support in the delivery of building standards service.

The objective of the project is to prepare a report that identifies examples of how Scottish local authorities as verifiers are currently sharing and/or collaborating on the provision of specialist services. The project will also consider how local authority building control services in England and Wales are shared between local authorities.

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Building Standards Surveyors, Members, Members Guidance, External publications, Building Standards Senior Managers

Equivalence - LABSS Procedural guidance - Version 2 - June 2021 on verification of certified and non-certified routes for compliance with the building regulations

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What this guidance does is provide an approach to risk assessing certifiable work based on good practice, it takes the opportunity to make this good practice more widely known, and it provides the opportunity for a more consistent approach to risk assessing nationwide. The result is this suite of LABSS guidance notes drafted with contributions from the Scottish Government’s Building Standards Division, the various certification scheme providers and, of course, the LABSS membership.

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Building Standards Surveyors, Members, Members Guidance, Procedural Interpretation, Technical guides, Technical Interpretation, Building Standards Senior Managers

Verification Delivery Model - LABSS Options Appraisal

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The paper has been produced as an expedient to update the Futures Board Working Group on Delivery Model options and to provide some initial thoughts regarding a possible delivery model from a LABSS perspective

Appears in:

Building Standards Surveyors, Everyone, Members Guidance, Building Standards Senior Managers, Members archive

VERIFICATION DELIVERY MODEL - LABSS OPTIONS APPRAISAL - SYNOPSIS PAPER

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LABSS were tasked with giving consideration to a review of building standards service delivery models and, to that end, this paper is presented by Local Authority Building Standards Scotland [LABSS] in support of a Building Standards system vested in all of Scotland’s 32 Local Authorities.

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Building Standards Surveyors, Everyone, Members Guidance, Building Standards Senior Managers, Members archive

CAS Toolkits 2021

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This is a suite of excel working documents for use with the Competency Assessment System when assessing Post Profiles against Postholder Competencies.

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Building Standards Surveyors, Members, Members Guidance, Building Standards Senior Managers, Members archive

Dispute case outcome - gradient of ramp within curtilage of dwelling

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Dispute case outcome - confirmation that a ramp within the curtilage of a dwelling should comply with any relevant parts of the technical handbooks, this is not limited to access ramps.

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Building Standards Surveyors, Members, Members Guidance, Technical guides, Technical Interpretation, Information Paper, Building Standards Senior Managers, Members archive, Technical articles

Collation of responses, BSD feedback and LABSS position - use of BR128 Guidelines for the construction of fire‐resisting structural elements

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At the LABSS/BSD technical liaison meeting on the 14 April 2021 the BSD confirmed the intention to remove reference to BR128 from the handbooks at the earliest opportunity.
Colin Hird noted that the guidance within the document could still be valid on the basis that material properties remain consistent with those in place at the time of publication.

LABSS position - The BSD feedback is noted. Based on this feedback verifiers should refer to BR128 with caution with particular regard to the assumptions related to material properties, as noted within page 14 of BR128.

Appears in:

Building Standards Surveyors, Members, Members Guidance, Technical guides, Technical Interpretation, Building Standards Senior Managers, Members archive, Technical articles

BSD Presentation on New Fire Suppression Standards 2021

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New requirements for Automatic Fire Suppression Systems in Scotland
Benny Rooney
Technical Author Section 2 Fire Building Standards Division, Scottish Government

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Building Standards Surveyors, Everyone, Members Guidance, Technical Interpretation, Homeowners, External publications, Large builders, Small builders, Building Standards Senior Managers

Watermist Systems of Suppression 2021

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New requirements for Automatic Fire Suppression Systems - IWMA Presentation on Water Mist Technology

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Building Standards Surveyors, Everyone, Members Guidance, Technical guides, Technical Interpretation, Homeowners, External publications, Large builders, Small builders, Building Standards Senior Managers

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