New Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

The new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, known as CDM 2015, came into force on 6 April 2015. We've created a list of key resources to help prepare civil engineers and the construction industry at large for these changes.

An engineer at work underneath the Medway Bridge, Kent
An engineer at work underneath the Medway Bridge, Kent

The new CDM regulations carry over many key aspects from previous versions, but there are also some fundamental updates. The biggest changes are the replacement of CDM co-ordinators by “principal designers”, full inclusion of domestic projects and overall attempt to reduce bureaucracy and communicate the key roles and responsibilities in a clearer manner. The ICE Position Statement and FAQ’s have been prepared by The Health & Safety Expert Panel as a key resource to members.

Organisations will have 6 months to become compliant with the new CDM regulations and ICE has put together various resources to help you with the transition.

Additional CDM 2015 resources

Training and lectures

On 13 April 2015 the Health & Safety Expert Panel provided an invaluable overview of the important changes to the regulations The 10 Things You Need to Know about CDM 2015 webinar is designed to assist with your progress towards compliance.

On 21 April, ICE Health and Safety Expert Panel member David Oloke explained in the Health and Safety Register and CDM 2015 webinar how joining the register can prove your skills, knowledge and experience to meet the CDM requirements.

On 30 June 2015 the second ICE Health and Safety conference will draw together the key safety lessons and encourage safe practice throughout the industry.

Find out more about ICE Health and Safety 2015

ICE Training has launched a new suite of training programmes that focus specifically on the new regulations, their specifications, and how to implement them across industry. The programmes have been peer reviewed by the ICE Health and Safety panel. For further details please follow the links below:


ICE Publishing offers three books on the new regulations:

Useful links