The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994 (CDM) apply to nearly all construction work undertaken in the UK. This guide helpsclients and their advisers understand the role that a client must - by law - play in a construction project that is carried out on his behalf. Each of the legal duties is explained in detail and advice given on how they may be effectively discharged. This new edition takes account of the 2001 approved code of practice (HSG224), which has legal status, and includes guidance on different procurement methods such as PFI. In addition to giving advice on a client's legal duties, the guide explains the benefits that arise from the Regulations and how a client may develop a strategy for meeting the legal obligations in an effective manner.