The government’s consultation on the draft Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2014 closed on 6 June (“CDM 2014”). Although the consultation is now closed, the consultative document makes an interesting read for CDM co-ordinators, design consultants and principal contractors. The proposed changes to the regulations would scrap the CDM coordinator role and place those duties instead on the client, principal designer and principal contractor. Further, the current regulations exclude projects for domestic clients, however CDM 2014 would bring all projects within the remit of the regulations, but would by default make the contractor responsible for the domestic client’s obligations. I will be keeping an eye out for the publication of the consultation response so watch this space.