NHBC Brings in New Head of Standards, Innovation & Research

WARRANTY AND INSURANCE provider for new homes, NHBC, has brought in a new face to lead its Standards, Innovation & Research division.

Richard Smith has joined NHBC as Head of Standards, Innovation & Research, with a focus on Standards and the company’s supporting technical guidance.

He will also oversee analysis of new modern methods of construction (MMC) systems as well as strengthening the NHBC Foundation’s research and guidance activities.

A background in building control 

Richard Smith has significant industry knowledge and his background in building control will serve to support NHBC with the planned growth of its Standards, Innovation & Research division.

Diane Marshall, NHBC’s Operation Director said: “Richard’s appointment comes at a key time when the industry is modernising and seeing an increasing number of MMC systems coming onto the market.

“His wealth of knowledge and experience in innovative and off-site construction, and his strong desire to help keep the company progressing is a welcome addition to the team.”

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