Peter Caplehorn is the Policy Director and Deputy Chief Executive of the Construction Products Association, where he leads the work on policy and regulatory framework – particularly for technical and sustainability issues.
A Chartered Architect with more than 35 years of experience in construction, Peter has for more than 15 years engaged with the wider industry in a number of key national roles. He currently works closely with the Royal Institute of British Architects, British Standards Institution, Building Research Establishment, Health and Safety Executive, as well as DCLG BEIS and DEFRA. Peter is the deputy chair of the Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC) and currently chairs CB- (the British Standards Institution’s strategic committee for construction). His main focus recently has been supporting the Digitalisation of the Construction Industry and ensuring that regulations and standards are fit for purpose.
Prior to joining the Association, Peter was the Technical Director at the award-winning architectural practice Scott Brownrigg, where he was responsible for all areas of technical compliance, regulations, health and safety and quality control. He has worked on a range of projects such as offices, housing, schools, industrial plants and airports.
Peter is the author of “Whole Life Costing: A New Approach” (Routledge, 2012) and 'has frequently published articles for the RIBA Journal, Building Design, Building and others.
His new book “Health and Safety and the RIBA plan of work” was published in June 2016 and he is already working on the next, a perfect recipe for self builders.
He has given evidence at several All Party Parliamentary Enquiries, and appeared on a number of television and radio interviews and live event programmes including Grand Designs Live.
In 2015 Peter was delighted to receive an honorary membership from CIAT, and in 2016 honorary membership from IFE.
He spent 8 years as an RIBA Council member and currently chairs RIBA Regulations and Standards Group, The CIC health and safety committee, the BSI construction strategy CB- amongst a number of others.