Jan. 2, 2013
-- In recognition of his work in connection with improving the sound insulation performance of new homes, Dave Baker, of Robust Details Ltd (http://www.robustdetails.com/)
and formerly Technical Director of the HBF, has been awarded an OBE in the 2013 Honours List for services to the Construction Industry.
“I am very honoured to receive this award,” said Dave. “It’
s fantastic to have my 30-odd years in the Construction Industry recognised in this way. The award isn’t just for me, it’s for all the people I’ve worked with over the years, especially in the development of Robust Details and, most of all, my tremendously supportive wife, Rachel.”
The pioneering regulatory approach of using robust details to achieve compliance with Part E of Building Regulations was first introduced in 2004, since which over half a million new homes have been built under the scheme, which has achieved unprecedented levels of compliance with sound insulation standards.
Dave Baker joins other luminaries on the 2013 new year’s honours list including Stella McCartney the fashion designer and Ewan McGregor the actor.