KPMG has stepped down from its role as an adviser to the Grenfell Tower inquiry after MPs, academics and campaigners raised "serious questions" about potential conflicts of interest The decision comes after an open letter claimed the firm had failed to disclose that it acts as auditor to Celotex, the...
Following a major review, the Competition & Markets Authority has published its final decision on the operation of the market for new home structural warranties. Geoff Wilkinson, managing director of Wilkinson Construction Consultants, examines the outcome
BSRIA has responded to the interim report of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety
Rigorous new facilities at the BBA make sure thermal insulation materials for buildings are properly tested for effectiveness and safety
Chris Griffiths of Marshalls challenges some of the common misconceptions about permeable paving in controlling surface water
The whole system of building regulations is "not fit for purpose" and allows those who want to take shortcuts to do so, Dame Judith Hackitt has warned In an interim report as part of her review of the building regulations and fire safety, the former chair of the Health &...
Manchester City Council has approved the installation of sprinkler systems in 36 of its high-rise tower blocks in response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy
Jean Hewitt, inclusive environments consultant and director at the Centre for Accessible Environments, explores whether the needs of over 12m people with hearing loss in the UK are forgotten about in the design of new buildings and external spaces
A partnership between SFS and the Birtley Group has improved the performance, quality and reliability of the company’s doors and hinges
After a year of wild weather around the world and with Britain facing the threat of more extreme storms, Anthony Guay of Ramboll UK looks at what we can learn from international approaches to flood protection
A push for higher quality, longer lasting and more sustainable building envelopes has seen demand for A4 stainless steel fasteners increase across all types of roofing and cladding
In this first of two articles on the use of admixtures to waterproof concrete, James McDonald of Cementaid discusses terminology, standards and specification
Matthew Elliott, director of engineering at WYG, warns that flood defence spending may not deliver the kind of protection we expect – but only another catastrophe will highlight the shortcoming
Clive Everett, Premier Guarantee’s Facades Technical Standards Director, discusses the importance of facade specialists in today’s construction market and what risks are involved with these complex systems