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Building Standards (Compliance and Enforcement) Review Panel: minutes index


  1. To review building regulation legislation, in particular the procedure regulations, and supporting guidance in light of the findings of the Report of the Independent Inquiry into the Construction of Edinburgh Schools (February 2017) and the Grenfell Tower fire in London in June 2017
  2. To comment on the appropriateness and relevance of the current building standards system, including verification, certification and enforcement
  3. To consider procedures used in other countries
  4. To provide an opinion of whether any changes are necessary
  5. To keep this under review as further evidence emerges, to assist meeting the Minister's wishes


To recommend what changes might be necessary, to ensure the health and safety of persons in or about buildings and of others who may be affected by buildings or matters connected with buildings.


  • Stewart Macartney, Blyth & Blyth
  • Grant Robertson, Scottish Futures Trust (SFT)
  • Gordon Spence, Local Authority Building Standards Scotland (LABSS)
  • Ron Fraser, Construction Scotland
  • Stephen Garvin, BRE Scotland
  • Peter Haggarty, RICS Scotland
  • Donald Canavan, RIAS
  • Kevin Crawford, CIAT Scotland
  • Alan Stark, Scottish Property Federation
  • Neil Parry, Persimmon Homes
  • Sarah Neary, Government of Ireland


Minutes of November 2017 meeting



Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

13 Mar 2018
Building Standards (Compliance and Enforcement) Review Panel: minutes index