But what are the roles and responsibilities of a principal designer?
Let me take a minute to explain.
Primarily, the role of the principal designer is to plan, manage and co-ordinate the pre-construction phase.
This is done by providing help and advice to the client and ensuring all pre-construction information is in place, and to provide this information to all designers and clients on the project.
Working with the design team to help eliminate all foreseeable risks.
Where this cannot be done, these risks are to be reduced or controlled instead.
Ensuring that all the design team communicates and cooperates, coordinating work where required and finally, to liaise with the principal contractor, keeping them informed of any risks that need to be controlled during the construction phase.
As you can see, the principal designer role is not a complex one, however should you require assistance in being compliant, do not hesitate to get in touch.