Alex Paul and Ian Butler Appointed to BSA Register

The enrolment of Director Alex Paul and Ian Butler onto the RIBA Principal Designer Register for Higher-Risk Buildings is a significant professional milestone that underscores the rigorous standards and dedication to excellence that Associated Architects embodies. This prestigious register, a pioneering initiative within the industry, serves as a benchmark for the competence criteria outlined in PAS 8671 :2022, encompassing a comprehensive range of professional attributes such as knowledge, skills, experience, and behaviour.

The Building Safety Act’s stipulations for the appointment of a competent Principal Designer who maintains control over design work are stringent, reflecting the critical importance of safety and compliance in the construction of higher-risk buildings. The fact that both Alex and Ian have met these exacting standards is not only a personal achievement but also a reflection of our unwavering commitment to upholding the highest levels of design integrity and regulatory adherence.

The trust that clients and collaborators place in us is fortified by this achievement, it provides a tangible measure of the high level of competence our team consistently brings to the table. As the register is populated a select group of designers across the nation, our representation by not one, but two team members, speaks to the calibre and quality of our work. It is a clear indication of their capabilities and of our collective commitment to maintaining a standard of excellence that aligns with the most current and rigorous industry benchmarks.

As the register is populated a select group of designers across the nation, our representation by not one, but two team members, speaks to the calibre and quality of our work. It is a testament to the culture of continuous improvement and adherence to best practices that we foster as a practice. Over the last 12-18 months Ian has been working on continuous improvement of Technical Staff knowledge with in-house CPDs, to ensure that we are in the best possible position with regards to our understanding of the new requirements.

For those seeking guidance or collaboration on projects, whether they fall under the category of Normal or Higher Risk Building projects, the assurance that they are engaging with professionals of the highest competence is invaluable.

The achievements of Alex and Ian are emblematic of the ethos of Associated Architects — a synthesis of design innovation, safety consciousness, and a proactive stance on compliance.

This recognition by RIBA not only celebrates individual excellence but also elevates the standard of practice for the industry as a whole, setting a precedent for what it means to be at the forefront of building safety and design excellence.

Watch out for further news on our Principal Designer services and other team members achieving accreditation throughout the year ahead.

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