A valuable resource to learn about and find private sector building control
Approved Inspectors in England and Wales.

Who are we?

ACAI is the voice of Private Sector Building Control 


Joining the ACAI is a fantastic way to interact with other Approved Inspectors and become involved with promoting the industry and helping to shape building control policy.

What is Building Control?

Building Control is a critical process where construction is checked by highly skilled building surveyors to ensure buildings are safe, accessible, secure and thermally efficient by meeting government set Building Regulations.

What is an Approved Inspector?

Approved Inspectors are private sector companies and individuals that check your plans and carry-out site inspections to check compliance with the Building Regulations. Approved Inspectors can be used instead of the local authority.

Why should I use an Approved Inspector?

Approved Inspectors are commercially aware and highly skilled surveyors that provide a proactive and customer focused building control service for all types of project across England and Wales.

Latest News

Making the Hackitt Review work for safer buildings

The professional representative body for Approved Inspectors (ACAI) have today released their response to the Hackitt Review. The ACAI response takes the Hackitt proposals for new high-risk buildings and makes them simpler, clearer and more achievable. The ACAI...

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ACAI – Hackitt Review fails to live up to expectations

Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors response to Independent Review of Building Regulation and Fire Safety – Final Report Paul Wilkins, Chairman, ACAI, said: “During the period of its evidence gathering The Hackitt Review appeared to be making substantial...

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Important Message from the Chairman of ACAI

Carillion Many of you may have had enquiries regarding Carillion projects. It is legitimate for the projects to be transferred using the BCA Transfer of Projects Protocol. The ACAI is meeting with CICAIR early next week to agree on a strategy for any remaining...

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