Dame Judith Hackitt, in her report, Building a safer future, recommended the introduction of a ‘golden thread’ to support dutyholders in designing, constructing and managing their buildings as holistic systems, taking into account building safety at all stages in the lifecycle. The government has committed to implementing Dame Judith Hackitt’s recommendations on the golden thread.
The Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC) golden thread working group has brought together a cross section of industry to support officials in developing golden thread policy.
The report sets out the golden thread definition and principles which will inform ongoing work in developing secondary legislation and guidance and demonstrates how industry can support the government in delivering safer buildings.
The report also sets out the work of BRAC in supporting and challenging industry to deliver culture change. The government is looking to industry to lead culture change on the ground.
“The ACAI executive team fully supports the work of BRAC and supports the recommendations in the report, most notably promoting the necessary culture change across the sector. ACAI members are at the forefront of change within the construction industry and have a vital role to play in making buildings safe.”
The report can be found here : BRAC Golden Thread report