Last edited 05 May 2024

PAS 8671 Framework for competence of Principal Designers

PAS 8671:2022, full title: Built environment. Framework for competence of individual Principal Designers. Specification was published by BSI on Jul 31 2022. It is part of set of standards, developed by three steering groups, made up of built environment professionals and under the government-funded Built Environment Competence programme and as such is freely available for download.

It specifies competence thresholds that individuals are expected to meet when delivering or managing the duty holder functions of the principal designer, and additional competencies for working on higher-risk buildings (HRBs).

Areas of competence include appropriate behaviour; legislative and regulatory framework for compliance; management of design work compliance; and technical framework for compliance.

It is directed towards anyone interested in understanding the competence thresholds for managing the duty-holder functions of the Principal Designer duty-holder role. This includes people in the UK’s legislatures with devolved powers and in countries outside the UK. It is also relevant for persons assessing Principal Designer competence such as; awarding bodies, professional institutions, education and training providers and certification bodies

The related standards available under the Built Environment Competence programme include;

The British Standards Institution (BSI) is the UK National Standards Body (NSB). It publishes standards and provides a range of books, self-assessment tools, conferences and training services. It also represents UK economic and social interests in European and international standards organisations.

British Standard (BS) publications are technical specifications or practices that can be used as guidance for the production of a product, carrying out a process or providing a service.

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