In a new piece for EG, Mishcon de Reya's Co-Head of Non-Contentious Construction Marc Hanson and Non-Contentious Construction Partner Adriano Amorese look at key developments expected in the industry in 2023.
The Building Safety Act 2022 received royal assent on 28 April 2022, but much of the detail of the Act was left to secondary legislation. One piece of secondary legislation is expected in the first half of 2023 and will implement the new building control regime for "higher-risk buildings".
This legislation will influence the focal points for the industry as the year progresses, likely to include the duration and detail of the transitional arrangements, the information requirements of the BSR, and the BSR's ability to handle the volume of applications and to make decisions within the specified timeframes.
In relation to sustainability, the industry is expected to continue recognising the role it must play in averting the climate crisis, with sustainability and decarbonisation targets likely to remain a top priority.
Marc and Adriano also share their predictions for how the industry will adopt recommendations detailed in the Private and Public Sector Playbooks and the debate surrounding modern methods of construction.
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