The Architects Registration Board (ARB) is currently consulting on new safety and sustainability guidance for education providers. They are seeking views on draft guidance for all education providers delivering ARB-recognised qualifications. The proposed guidance sets out what ARB expects of institutions in relation to the design of safe and sustainable buildings and environments.
Last year ARB surveyed over 4,400 architects, around 10% of all architects working in the UK. When asked about the issues that had become more important to their job in the last five years, the two most common issues raised by architects were safety and sustainability:
- The management of health and safety risks, including fire safety, was raised by 96% of respondents;
- The climate emergency and sustainability was raised by 88%.
The consultation closes at midday on 23 April and you can review the full detail here.