Hichard Harral - Chief Executive of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers

Richard Harral

Chief Executive, Chartered Association of Building Engineers

About Richard Harral

Richard Harral trained as an architect. He is a Chartered Building Engineer and is currently the Chief Executive of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) a professional membership organisation for construction professionals utilising engineering techniques to design, assess or operate buildings. He has experience of public and private sector practice.  He has extensive experience in construction and building regulation policy and worked for ten years within the Building Regulations Division of DCLG (then MHCLG) as a policy lead and then Head of Technical Policy.

Richard has been directly involved in developing the new framework for building safety competence as a member of the Competence Steering Group (CSG) and working groups looking at competence for Engineers, Designers and Architects and Building Control Professionals. He was technical author of BSI Flex 8670 which sets out core criteria for behavioural and technical competence for building safety in the built environment. He is chair of CPB-1, the British Standard committee on competence standards for the Build Environment and is a member of the BSR’s Industry Competence Committee (ICC).

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