Joint Competence Initiative

The Joint Competence Initiative (JCI) for the Envelope Sector, comprised of the envelope, technical and procurement leads of BAM, ISG, Kier, Laing O’Rourke, Lendlease, Mace, Morgan Sindall, Multiplex, Sir Robert McAlpine, John Sisk, Skanska and Wates Group are delighted to publish their White Paper for consultation.

In response to Dame Judith Hackitt’s review Building a Safer Future and the Building Safety Act, the JCI the White Paper sets out the requirements relating to both organisational and individual competence of those working in the glazing, cladding and roofing sectors. The proposed standards must be proportionate, practical and be equally applied by all companies, regardless of size, as the contractors named above will be making it mandatory for the businesses they engage with to be working toward full compliance with its content. 

We now invite comments and proposed alterations to the contents of the White Paper from all stakeholders within the Envelope sector during a six week consultation period, finishing on 1st July 2022. 

Please download a copy of the White Paper here

Please get in touch with me via by the 1st July deadline, to provide your commentary on the Draft White Paper.

In addition to the above White Paper document, Neville Grunwald kindly spoke to CAB members at a recent Regional Meeting, below is the presentation:

The Building Safety Act – Competence Presentation

Presentation by:

Neville Grunwald, Head of Facades

Presentation to CAB members Spring Forum event 17th March 2022, held at Williams F1 Racing, Oxfordshire.

The Council for Aluminium in Building would like to thank Neville Grunwald, the Joint Competence Initiative (JCI) and Wates Construction for the presentation.

The introduction of the Building Safety Act is being heralded as the most important and significant change to health and safety legislation relating to the construction industry in the past 40 years.

What we know so far…….. and how it affects the sector – members of the Joint Competence Initiative

Update 30.04.2022: The Building Safety Bill received Royal Assent Thursday 28th April 2022:

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