BUILDING REGULATIONS

Facade consultant

The complexity of facades and the risks involved

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
Building control services in Devon collaborate to ensure efficiency

Building control services in Devon collaborate to ensure efficiency

Working with local authorities across the county allows Devon Building Control Partnership to offer more choice and higher quality services to its clients
Grenfell Task Force

Report condemns Grenfell council for ‘failing its community’

Initial findings from the Independent Grenfell Task Force appear to confirm that Kensington and Chelsea Council had neither the breadth of skills nor the competence to cope
KCTMO

Report: ‘Inadequate’ Grenfell management 12 years prior to fire

Twelve years prior to the Grenfell disaster, a critical report revealed a negligent approach to the safety of the tower’s residents by Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO)
corporate manslaughter

The Grenfell Tower tragedy: Have the council and the tenant management organisation committed the...

Following the Grenfell fire, the Metropolitan Police have stated there are “reasonable grounds” to suspect corporate manslaughter may have been committed. Caroline Dunne, a Consultant Solicitor specialising in regulatory offences, examines the law in this area
Disability access in the built environment

Understanding disability access in the built environment

Realising true disability access in the built environment is not just about minimum design standards or building regulations. But, with a common sense approach, it can be achieved in a cost-effective manner, says Turner & Townsend's Richard Dryden
concrete and masonry

Concrete and masonry – Building resilience in the urban environment

Guy Thompson of the Concrete Centre looks at the need to build resilience into the urban landscape and key infrastructure using concrete and masonry
Fire Safety regulations

Terms of reference for Review of Building and Fire Safety regulations published

The government publishes the terms of reference for the Review of Building and Fire Safety Regulations that was commissioned following the Grenfell fire
underground waterproofing

Common claims -underground waterproofing

Underground waterproofing results in one of the top ten claims regarding cost for Premier Guarantee. Here they provide advice on how to mitigate the risks
wall cladding

A second wall cladding system passes fire safety test

The latest wall cladding combination tested as part of the government’s series of large-scale fire safety tests following the Grenfell Tower disaster has passed and meets current Building Regulations guidance. The tests are designed to see how quickly a fire spreads up a wall by starting a fire at the...
Approved Document B survey launched by the Fire Sector Federation

Approved Document B survey launched by the Fire Sector Federation

A new survey has been developed that will help shape the future of Approved Document B and improve fire safety The Fire Sector Federation (FSF) has created a new survey that will aid with shaping Approved Document B. The survey, which was developed by NBS Research on the federation’s behalf, looks...
Partnerships hold the key for product development and compliance

Partnerships hold the key for product development and compliance

Nigel Wood, of SFS intec says collaboration not only ensures product development and compliance, but it also creates an environment for innovation
Building regulations

An urgent review of building regulations is crucial

The Local Government Association (LGA) is calling on the government to launch an “urgent and immediate” review of building regulations. Lord Porter, LGA Chairman, said: "Following on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy, we want the government to begin an urgent and immediate review of building regulations. We cannot wait for the...
Improving efficiency through the Devon Building Control Partnership

Improving efficiency through the Devon Building Control Partnership

Andrew Carpenter tells PBC Today why the Devon Building Control Partnership venture has been so successful and explains the challenges facing the profession

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