To conclude Women in Construction Week we would like to introduce to you Jayne Hall from Cook Brown Building Control.

Jayne has had an established career with South Gloucestershire Council where she managed the Built Environment Enforcement Service, looking after the Building Control, Planning Enforcement, Environmental Enforcement and Envirocrime functions. She is the immediate Past President of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers and was elected the first woman President of Local Authority Building Control in 2015/2016.

Prior to her career in Building Control she worked as an Architectural Technologist, both in local government and private practice and, in intervening years, she established her own way-finding consultancy.

Jayne is passionate about improving diversity within the industry and encouraging collaboration in the construction sector. We are proud of Jayne’s efforts to date to empower and support women in this industry and know she will continue to do so.

As well as overseeing the smooth running of Cook Brown Building Control’s Somerset team, and managing the day to day workings of her Building Control role. most recently Jayne is assisting the CABE SW Regional Committee in the organisation of the buildeng South West 2022 Conference and Exhibition event in this coming April. She has also been heavily involved in setting up the group CABE for Women, which aims to raise awareness of issues affecting women working in building engineering, and provide a safe space for all to build an encouraging and synergetic network.

“I am pleased to announce that the official launch for CABE for Women took place at the CABE Southern Region Conference in Ashford on the 9th of March. I was kindly invited to give a presentation on diversity and inclusivity in Construction and had a fantastic time at the event. I am excited to see how this new group develops and look forward to networking with others in the industry.” – Jayne Hall

You can find out more about this group here – CABE for Women – Chartered Association of Building Engineers (