Business Meeting No 68

Edinburgh, Scotland, 19 – 21 May 2024

Hosted by the Scottish Government Building Standards Division & Local Authority Building Standards Scotland

Theme of the meeting: Compliance and Competence – current work in Scotland

We are pleased to share the highlights of the recently concluded CEBC Business Meeting No. 68, which took place in the historic city of Edinburgh, Scotland, from May 19 to 21, 2024. The event was hosted by the Scottish Government Building Standards Division (BSD) and Local Authority Building Standards Scotland (LABSS), centered around the theme of “Compliance and Competence – current work in Scotland.”

The meeting began with introductions and a welcome from CEBC President Sergio Vazquez and Steven Garvin from BSD and Russell Watson from LABSS. Afterward during two exciting days, the audience was engaged by a series of captivating presentations from distinguished speakers. The sessions encompassed a variety of topics, including among others: “The Compliance Plan Approach”, “The Construction Quality Improvement Collaborative”, “Enforcement, Workforce Strategy and Competence”, “Building Standards Ambassadors’ Network and Modern Apprenticeship Scheme”, “The Scottish Building Standards Hub”. During the meeting, there were also numerous presentations on key issues that have recently arisen in CEBC member states as part of the regular Members Update session.

Attendees also participated in cultural and technical visits on Sunday, May 19, which included a tour of the Edinburgh Homes Demonstrator Project followed by a walking tour of Edinburgh Old Town.

An important moment of the meeting was the admission of the new organization to the CEBC: Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (UK). The CEBC General Assembly also approved moving forward with signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Building Quality Centre.

We extend our sincere thanks to all participants, speakers, and hosts for making CEBC Business Meeting No. 68 a great success. This event once again underscored the importance of international collaboration and knowledge exchange in building community.