Anna Thompson FRICS C BuildE FCABE is a Chartered Building Control Surveyor and Chartered Building Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in Local Authority Building Control. Previously Building Control Manager at East Devon District Council and Director of Training at LABC, Anna is now Head of Business Development.
Anna is an LGA National Policy Advisor, and previously part of the Core Cities Group for Public Safety and the LACORS Cowboy Builders Working Party. She is passionate about recruiting to the construction industry and widening awareness of non-trades roles in schools and colleges.
She has a reputation for her engaging and interesting presentation style and has spoken at many industry events including conferences run by RTPI, BRE, LABC and RICS.
Barry Turner MRICS is a Chartered Building Control Surveyor and an accredited ‘On Construction’ domestic Energy Assessor with over 50 years’ experience of Building Regulations and Local Authority Building Control.
He joined LABC as Director of Technical Services in 2006 and is now Director of Technical Policy, representing LABC and local authority building control on many government initiated working groups, together with committees and industry advisory groups, and is currently chair of the Fire Sector Federation Enforcement Workstream.
Barry is often asked to prepare technical papers and explanatory documents on regulatory provisions and give presentations on related subjects. Current involvement includes industry advisory groups looking into the future of retrofit programs and the recently announced review of fire safety and Building Regulations.
David Ewing BSc (Fire), MRICS, MiFireE has worked within Local Authority Building Control for over 30 years at several Authorities in the East Midlands and has a wealth of experience in all things technical, operational and legislative.
As Head of Guidance, the main focus of David’s role is to communicate LABC’s technical & legislative policy and other matters relating to the building regulations to LABC‘s managers, surveyors and other stakeholders including all segments of the construction industry and homeowners.
Key to this is the creation of a structured learning platform for building control personnel at all levels of experience, with training ranging from face to face through to online courses and CPD.
He also has technical input into LABC Assured and works as part of the LABC Fire Risk Assessment Service that is the largest FRACS accredited body in the country.
Lorna’s career in Public Service Building Control spans over 30 years where she has held roles from building control surveyor up to senior managerial positions. Lorna joined LABC in 2008 as Business Development Director, advancing to Deputy Managing Director in 2015 and Chief Executive in 2019.
As LABC’s Chief Executive, Lorna leads the implementation of LABC’s strategic programmes on quality, standards, competencies and learning, including accredited qualifications and informal continuous professional development programmes.
Lorna is a member of the Joint Regulators’ Group working with MHCLG and HSE, National Fire Chiefs Council and the Local Government Association to define, pilot and test the new regulatory approaches outlined in Dame Judith’s Final Report. She sits on the Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC) and other industry and professional committees focussed on improving standards and outcomes in the construction industry.
Martin Taylor BSc., MRICS, PgDip. was one of the first Building Control professionals to obtain corporate membership of the RICS when Building Control became recognised as a separate discipline in 2001.
He took a role in public sector management being responsible for the group management of a range of services including Building Control, Development Management, Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Asset and Facilities Management. His last role in the public sector was Head of Development and Regulatory Management at Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.
At LABC Martin transformed the former Type Approval System into LABC Assured, a process that is now widely recognised and well established for certifying construction systems for national compliance with English, Welsh and Scottish Building Regulations.
Martin is now the Director of Regulatory Policy and leads the LABC Commercial Team with responsibility for business development and consult services which includes registered construction details and the day to day development of the LABC Assured scheme.
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