Building Control News

Building Control News

Commons select committee highlights equality issues within the built environment

Commons Select Committee highlights equality issues within the built environment

The Department for Communities and Local Government has been taken to task over equality of access to the public environment and accessible housing
Inclusive housing is on the agenda: what does this mean for planners?

Inclusive housing is on the agenda: what does this mean for planners?

The Housing White Paper could help meet the inclusive housing needs of older and disabled people, says Michelle Horn, Centre for Accessible Environments
Further building defects found in Scottish Schools

Further building defects found after structural surveys in Scottish schools

Building defects in dozens of schools have been found after structural surveys taken after the wall collapse at Oxgangs Primary in January last year
What you need to know about monitoring construction noise

What you need to know about monitoring construction noise

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Martin Raisborough explains the difference between Section 61 consents and Section 60 notices in relation to construction noise
How can contractors capitalise on noise and vibration monitoring?

How can contractors capitalise on noise and vibration monitoring?

Derek Nash, Director of Acoustics Central discusses the benefits of smart noise and vibration monitoring on construction sites
national space standard

What are the implications of the national space standard for the building control profession?

James Carson of Idox examines the national space standard for homes and explains how digital technology could ease pressure on the building control sector
What can go wrong with drainage on a building project?

What can go wrong with drainage on a building project?

Andy Butchers, the Director of Build-Zone Survey Services Ltd outlines how to ensure building projects have adequate free flowing drainage systems
The Party Wall Act Explained: an update of the guidebook

The Party Wall Act Explained: an update of the guidebook

The Pyramus and Thisbe Club's Michael Kemp shares how the third edition of the guidebook, The Party Wall Act Explained, will provide clarity for the sector
Is the Eurocodes design standard still necessary with Brexit on the horizon?

Is the Eurocodes design standard still necessary with Brexit on the horizon?

TRADA’s Dr Keerthi Ranasinghe provides an update on the comprehensive Eurocodes design standard and explains why it is still relevant
SBD National Building Approval helps lock in security for new build developments

SBD National Building Approval helps lock in security for new build developments

Secured by Design shares how developers can meet security criteria set out in building regulations through its new scheme SBD National Building Approval
What is the future of Approved Documents in an increasingly digital landscape?

What is the future of Approved Documents in an increasingly digital landscape?

Sarah Chilcott, MD at Planning Portal, discusses how her organisation is evolving within a digital landscape to ensure Approved Documents remain accessible
Quality construction protects consumers and reduces the rate of failure

Quality construction protects consumers and reduces the rate of failure

High quality construction is essential, but this is challenged by a lack of regulation. Clare M Thomas, Managing Director, Q Assure Build explains
Building control partnership ready to launch at Devon councils

Building control partnership ready to launch at Devon councils

North Devon Council and Mid Devon District Council are joining forces through a new building control partnership that will deliver services from next month
Structural waterproofing session to target housebuilder audience at NHBC event

Structural waterproofing session to target housebuilder audience at NHBC event

The Property Care Association is to host a structural waterproofing session at the NHBC roadshow to bring the issue to the attention of housebuilders