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Building Safety Alliance invites industry Golden Thread collaboration

Published: 18/09/2023

The Building Safety Alliance (BSA) is inviting stakeholders involved in the assessment and management of buildings that are occupied, to contribute to the development of golden thread tools. These tools will help the built environment industry to maintain accessible information that supports accountable persons to carry out their duties competently and safely.

The guidance under development aims to integrate current standards and industry frameworks, such as ISO19650, safety standards and Uniclass, and enable harmonious, compatible and streamlined processes, with improved information sharing across the industry.

Providing greater clarity and transparency, the guidance focuses on three key areas:

  • Information Requirements and Alignment: A master list of documents and information currently used by the industry which can be aligned to a standardised data structure and help manage buildings throughout the building safety life cycle;
  • Personas: An inclusive, well-defined model of individuals and communities impacted by the Building Safety Act;
  • Impact Assessment and Support: Qualifying the broad impacts and identifying support mechanisms to address the impact on stakeholders.

Gordon Mitchell, Chair of the Building Safety Alliance Special Interest Group 3, said: “Our aim in this work is to deliver on the 2023 needs while future-proofing them for a long-term vision of a fully integrated and digitally enabled built environment of the 2050 world. We invite others in this space to collaborate with us so we can simplify the complex regulatory environment for those needing to navigate it”.

For more information, please visit the BSA website.


  • 2023