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David Pidduck Interview - ICW Building Control - Celebrating 4 years

ICW Building Control is four years old. To commemorate the anniversary, we’re profiling four key people within the business, posing questions about the division, about their roles and about the team.

In this interview we are speaking to David Pidduck, who joined ICW recently as Building Control Manager.

Can you tell us more about your role and your background?

I started my career in the year 2000 within Local Authority Building Control at Rushcliffe Borough Council based in Nottingham where I spent 14 years, working firstly as a building control assistant and then moving into an Area Building Control officer role. I left the local authority back in 2014 and joined a large structural warranty provider, where I worked for a further nine years, initially as a plan check surveyor, then moving on to be the House Type Approval Manager before finally holding post as the Building Control Manager for the North Team. 

I joined ICW in September 2023 as Building Control Manager, so I am still fairly new to the organisation. I am a member of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers and continue with my professional development regularly to update my training. I have also qualified as a fire risk assessor.

What do you enjoy most about working at ICW?

I’m fairly new to ICW but since joining, it has been a very positive experience. Everyone has been welcoming and I have enjoyed getting to know all of my team. The company directors have supported me considerably and I have found there to be a great team spirit and a high level of professionalism within the Building Control and wider ICW teams.

What skills do you consider essential for someone working in the building control sector?

For me as a manager, I believe that communication is essential and the ability to set clear goals and objectives for my team is really important. To be organised and able to juggle a heavy workload at times - particularly where the projects can be varied - is definitely a fine art. It is important to be able to provide support to other team members to help develop their skills and abilities. Having a calm and measured approach is also valuable and, of course, it helps to have a good sense of humour too!

What has been your biggest accomplishment in your career?

Being appointed as Building Control Manager with ICW and being able to utilise my experiences gained throughout my career. The variety of projects in terms of size, complexity and construction can really test the best of us. I take great pride in becoming someone who people can trust, who they can come to for advice and have a good extensive working knowledge.

What are your biggest hopes for the next four years?

To continue to assist with the successes already achieved by ICW and embracing the challenges ahead within the construction industry. That includes the introduction of the Building Safety Regulator and establishing ourselves as a Building Control Approver, whilst supporting all our surveyors through the registration process.

You can find out more about ICW Building Control and the range of services offered here.

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