Join construction industry professionals to discuss the Building Safety Act and what it means to everyone involved in the construction process.  


Event: Building Safety Act Multi-Disciplinary Discussion – Defining roles and responsibilities  

Date: Thursday 21st March 2024 

Time: 9.00am to 11.00am  

Venue: Leonard Design Architects (LDA), 4th Floor, Baird House, 15-17 St Cross Street, London, EC1N 8UW 

Format: Presentation and a facilitated roundtable discussion 


Hosts, speakers and facilitators: 

  • Guest from our hosts, Leonard Design Architects
  • Mark Johnston: Cube, Construction Management Consultant
  • Nicola Slater: Cube, Construction Management Consultant
  • Pete Dawber: Academic, Independent Consultant & Building Safety Act Contributor
  • Stewart Owen: Commercial Management Consultant, Forensic Quantity Surveyors
  • Daphne Thissen: Business and Construction Consultancy, Thissen Consulting

Read more about our panel below...

The Building Safety Act:

The Building Safety Act 2022, due to come into force on 6th April 2024, has far-reaching implications for everyone in construction.  


This new legislation has been subject to ongoing evolution and widespread misunderstanding within built environment forums. It is critical that everyone involved in construction understands the implications of the Act and their responsibilities within it.  


We all need to work together to contribute toward the provision of safe spaces for occupants, whilst demonstrating buildings have been built safely. 

The Event: 

Join Cube Construction Consultants, as we bring together clients, contractors, architects, legal representatives, building owners and academics to understand and discuss the Act from their perspective.  


During the session we’ll explore the benefits, opportunities, issues and challenges of the Building Safety Act and how as an industry we can incorporate best practice, evidence competency, formalise accountability and establish clear lines of evidence-based construction management. 


Following a brief presentation on the key points of the Building Safety Act, we’ll facilitate a multi-disciplinary discussion around how everyone is affected. It’s an opportunity to share ideas, challenges and explore opportunities and solutions for future activity.   


All the key outcomes will be collated and shared with all attendees after the event.   


Invited participants will leave the event with a far greater understanding of how to plan, manage and monitor construction projects within the framework of the Act. 


RSVP to Cube:

Attendance is by invitation only and places are limited. Please RSVP to by end of day on Wednesday 13th March to avoid disappointment.  


Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of Thissen Consulting. Please let us know of any dietary requirements.  


If you are interested but cannot make the date, let us know and we can add you to the list for future events.    

Meet our panel...

Mark is a co-founder and director of Cube Construction Management Consultancy. A problem solver with over 30 years of hands-on experience of the good, the bad and the ugly of the construction industry. His construction DNA is on the operation and delivery side, driving projects to successful completion, blending intuition with experience gained in multiple project management and site manager roles.

An active committee member and ambassador for the East Midlands Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Hub, he’s part of the collective tasked at inspiring the next generation of construction professionals and the CIOB’s role in supporting that journey.

Nicola is a co-founder and director of Cube Construction Management Consultancy. She has worked with remarkable people on inspirational, innovative, ground-breaking construction and fit-out projects.

Her ability to see opportunities, create extraordinary connections and build relationships has carved out a successful 30-year career in sales, marketing, and client relationship management in property and construction. Working for national housebuilders, before moving over to work with public and private sector clients on large-scale construction projects, she has also provided specialist independent consultancy to a range of construction clients.

Peter Dawber is a Chartered Building Engineer, Fellow of Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) and until recently, a Fellow of the CIOB and RICS. Prior to setting up his own consultancy he was a Senior Academic and Dean of one of the largest Schools of the Built Environment in the UK. 

Using his extensive knowledge Peter has been immersed in the development of industry competence across a range of roles within the built environment. These include membership of the Competency Steering Group (and Chair of Working Group 9 - Site Supervisors), membership of the steering groups which drafted the competence frameworks BSI PAS 8670, 8671 (Principal Designer) and 8673 (Building Safety Manager) and was the industry lead for the development of BSI PAS 8672 (Principal Contractor).

He is now a member of the BSI’s CPB/1 (Competence in the Built Environment) and was a member of the Interim Industry Competence Committee (IICC) chairing its Capacity and Capability sub-committee. In July 2023 he was appointed to the Building Safety Regulator (BSR’s) Industry Competence Committee which now supports the new Building Regulator on matters of competence. Peter has spoken at many national and regional events and collaborates with many stakeholders to support and inform his work.

Stewart Owen is a Senior Consultant working with clients, contractors, and construction consultants to achieve excellent project outcomes, business growth and change - 'Building knowledge, creating value'. Using high-calibre resources to help those who procure and deliver construction projects to achieve excellent commercial outcomes. 

A highly experienced, knowledgeable, and proven operational, general management, business development and pre-construction director-level leader with extensive success in working with and for a range of contractor and consultant businesses in the Construction sector.

An industry-qualified professional, coupled with a world-class MBA.

Highly effective involvement from pre-construction and bidding, through to construction phase intervention, final account negotiation, and dispute resolution.

Daphne Thissen is the founder and director of Thissen Consulting, an independent consultancy focusing mainly on soft skills used in business and client relationship development in the construction and related industries.

The agency offers one-to-one client feedback, training, coaching, facilitation and building international partnerships.

Before starting her own business, she was the Cultural Attaché for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UK, facilitating and sponsoring UK and Dutch collaborations in design, architecture, and the arts.

Her love of architecture and buildings grew through her training as an architectural historian at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Daphne is a Board Member of the De La Warr Pavilion in England and a Director of the Services Board of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.

Steve first joined Leonard Design Architects (LDA) in 2006 and has worked on numerous retail, leisure and mixed-use schemes. He has a diverse range of private and public sector project experience from multi-million pound mixed-use urban regeneration schemes in historically sensitive locations, to education, higher education and small scale residential schemes.

His experience covers all stages of the design and construction process from inception to completion.

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Why we do what we do

Process planning and implementation with Cube has given us an independent evaluation, with top-level end-to-end oversight of the operational aspects, minimising risk and helping ensure our projects are delivered on time and within budget.

Cube’s hands on practical and collaborative approach made them the ideal choice to lead the Maltby team to a successful outcome. This project has realised the ambition of the Trust and provided a community facility that will bring education, employment and training together under one roof.

We have not only used Cube for our business process review, we have also asked them to share their knowledge and experience to support our internal teams on complex, business critical projects. We have no hesitation in recommending them.

Cube has talent for making connections and bringing people together to create opportunities.

Cube has brought a professional level alternative to embedding a business development skill set here at EDGE, that has already brought us valuable results.

Through an established network of contacts, Cube was able to quickly identify the areas where we had significant crossovers in our sector expertise. Nicola coached the team to capitalise on these opportunities and to highlight new avenues for marketing based on our relevant skills, objectives and people focused approach.

Cube has been fundamental in providing the guidance and advice needed to get our tender submissions to the highest standard which has ultimately led to successful appointments.

Cube have continued to work seamlessly with the team at various stages in the build process on high profile projects, providing objective assessments for their effective delivery.

Cube consulted openly with our teams’ leaders to identify the process requirements that best suited our business model. The process has resulted in our teams having one clear and identifiable management system. The benefits are visible from our preconstruction process through to project delivery.

Following Cube’s recommendations, we were able to avoid project challenges and proactively implement positive change measures within our team to deliver a success outcome for our client.

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