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    Practice Profile


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  • 1.0 COMPANY INFORMATION 1.1 Practice Details 1.2 Company Details 1.3 Insurance Details 1.4 Financial Details 2.0 HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT 2.1 Health and Safety 2.2 GDPA policy 2.3 Quality 2.4 Environmental Management 3.0 TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES 3.1 Construction Design Management—CDM 3.2 Computer Aided Design—CAD 4.0 CORPORATE CULTURE 4.1 Organisational Chart 4.2 Staff Development 4.3 Core Values 4.4 Employment Values 4.5 Equality and Diversity 4.6 “Fair payment” 5.0 APPROACH AND METHODOLOGY 5.1 Customer Service 5.2 Design Optimisation and Delivery 5.3 Performance Monitoring 5.4 Evaluation Procedures 6.0. MARKET POSITION 6.1 Business Strategy 6.2 Market Position 6.3 Competitive Difference 6.4 Key Success Factors


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    Title: PRACTICE PROFILE Return Document; 33 Powell Street Birmingham B1 3DH DHA document Reference; A/160108_1 CFR: DHA 002 Practice Profile v.2 Date: 16 April 2019

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    Location; 33 Powell Street Birmingham B1 3DH Tel: 0121 200 2638 Email:

    1.1 Profile DHA Architects is a trading name for Daniel Hurd Associates Ltd (established in 1994) and is a progressive award winning RIBA Chartered Architectural Practice. Our approach is resolutely modern but with a sensitivity to tradition and context. Our distinctive approach is centred on the personalities and design skills of the 3 principal Chartered Architects - Daniel, Ian and Mansoor to deliver a unique design and management service with total accessibility to our clients. Our experience extends across various sectors include education, sports, ecclesiastical, residential, community and health care as well as working with listed buildings and other historical structures. The Practice provides an innovative, forward looking professional service which takes into account new methods of working, commercial trends, social factors, energy management, environmental and safety issues. We have extensive experience at working with public and private organisations, and charities where it is particularly important to work closely within established committee led arrangements and reporting procedures.


  • 1.3 Insurance Details Professional Risk Indemnity Insurance.

    1.4 Financial Details

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    1.2 Company Details Business Name: Daniel Hurd Associates Limited—Trading as DHA Architects Bank Details HSBC Sutton Coldfield The Parade Daniel Hurd Associates Ltd Sort Code 40-43-28 Acc No: 21878441 Company Registration Number: OC336664 The Directors Daniel Hurd (MD) Ian Allerston Mansoor Nazir Associates Phil Cooksey Date Business Formed 2nd June 1994 Date Business became Limited 01 April 2014



    Details; insurance Brokers: AiB Unit 46 Pure Offices Plato Close Tachbrook Park Leamington Spa CV34 6WE t : 0121 647 4778 f : 0872 115 7505 Contact: Brendan Mulligan Tel: 0121 240 9851






    PI Unlimited 5,000,000 20/07/19 MANCHESTER UNDERWRIT- ING MANAGE-


    PI18U10047 5A


    Unlimited 5,000,000 01/07/19 RSA RSHD00132 76WM9314


    Unlimited 5,000,000 01/07/19 RSA RSHD00132 76WM9314


    2,000,000 5,000,000 01/07/19 RSA RSHD00132 76WM9314

  • 2.1 Health & Safety Our policy is to provide and maintain healthy and

    safe working conditions, equipment and systems of work for all employees, to provide such information, training and supervision they need for this purpose. We also accept a duty of responsibility for the health and safety of other people who may be affected by our activities.

    The allocation of duties for safety matters and

    particular arrangements that we make to implement the policy are set out within the Practice’s Health and Safety policy dated April 2019 v.1

    Our Statement of General Policy is:

    • to provide adequate control of health and safety arising from our work activities;

    • to consult with our employees on matters affecting their health and safety;

    • to provide and maintain safe plant and equipment;

    • to ensure safe handling and use of substances; • to provide information, instruction and

    supervision for employees; • to ensure all employees are competent to do

    their tasks, and to give them adequate training;

    • to prevent accidents and cases of work related ill health;

    • to maintain safe and healthy working conditions; and

    • to review and revise this policy as necessary at regular intervals.


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    What the Employee should know……..

    ‘Your health, safety and welfare are protected by law. Your employer (DHA Architects) has a duty to protect and keep you in- formed about health and safety. You have a respon- sibility to look after oth- ers. If there is a problem, discuss it with your em- ployer or safety repre- sentative.’

    [Source: Health and Safety Law, 1st October

    1999, published by

    the Health & Safety Executive].


    The Practice Health, Safety and Environment policy and implementation procedures is managed by:

    The Managing Director - Daniel Hurd BA(Hons); Dip Arch (B’ham); M.Ed; RIBA The significant Health and Safety risks associated with the activities and services we perform involves primarily safety whilst visiting sites. Full induction training is given to each member of staff and all visits are supervised by a Director/ and or a senior qualified member of staff. Personal protective equipment; including, as necessary, foot ware, high visibility jackets, hard hats, eye protection and gloves are provided.

    2.2 GDPR Policy DHA Architects is committed to high standards of information security, privacy and transparency. We place a high priority on protecting and managing data in accordance with accepted standards including ISO 9001 standards. The company will comply with all applicable GDPR regulations effective in 2018, whilst also working closely with our clients/customers and partners to meet contractual obligations for our procedures, products and services.


  • 2.3 Quality Daniel Hurd Associates are responsible for the architectural design and construction inspection of a wide range of work. This is predominantly for private commercial clients but also includes Government Departments, Local Authorities and multi-national companies. It is DHA Architects quality objective to meet and exceed the expectations and needs of its clients. In order to demonstrate this DHA Architects have made a commitment to meet the standards required by EN ISO 9001, third party accreditation, by developing, implementing and maintaining a Quality Management System. The Quality Management System operated by the practice and described in the Procedures Manual complies with the requirements of EN ISO 9001. Audits are carried out to demonstrate that the service provided meets these specified requirements. Periodically our system is reviewed by Interface NRM Ltd (Certificate No 2297 — 22/02/2017). The Directors are responsible for ensuring that the requirements of EN ISO 9001 are sought, implemented and maintained. A Senior member of Staff is appointed as Quality Assurance Manager who reports directly to the Directors on the status and adequacy of the Quality Management System and make recommendations for any changes considered necessary. To ensure the success of the Quality Management Systems every member of staff is made fully aware of all the procedures which affect his/her work and have access to all necessary documentation.

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    DHA Architects were winners of the FEDERATION OF MASTER BUILDER—ENERGY EFFI- CIENCY AWARDS for its own bespoke office develop- ment at 33/33a Powell Street Offices - Midlands Regional Award