Dame Judith Hackitt, author of the independent review of Building Regulation and fire safety, has warned that without changes to the regulatory system, another tragedy like the Grenfell Tower fire cannot be ruled out.
The Centre for Accessible Environments discusses the findings of an audit in York that examined the provision of adequate, appropriate parking.
We take a look at the different types of insurance that may be required or upheld in connection with a construction and engineering project.
Rob McCormack, director of Consultancy, Investigation, Training, discusses the key issues to address to ensure the successful installation of cavity wall insulation
“Basement waterproofing” is the generic name given to using a variety of techniques to prevent water from penetrating into a basement. Having a basement waterproofed correctly will ensure that a damp, dark cellar can be converted into dry, habitable space.
The Victorian Society’s 2018 list of endangered Victorian and Edwardian buildings highlights historically important structures in need of urgent care.
100% Hackitt – an industry initiative to encourage the government to deliver all of the recommendations contained within Dame Judith's report – has been launched by Local Authority Building Control (LABC) and the British Board of Agrément (BBA)
Only 39 of the 457 high-rise buildings around England with similar cladding systems to Grenfell Tower have been made safe, according to records compiled by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG)
The Hackitt Review represents an important moment for the construction industry – but do we need to be more critical in how we respond to it and perhaps go further than even Dame Judith suggests? Paul Wilkins of the Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors (ACAI) makes his case
James Gooder, Business Unit Manager at SFS Fall Protection Systems, explains why today’s horizontal safety line systems provide assured roof safety without compromising building performance and aesthetic goals.
"Value engineering" should be driven out of the construction industry as part of the root-and-branch reform of the sector following the Grenfell disaster, Dame Judith Hackitt has said
New suggested standards for front doors to flats released in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy for the first time bring security compliance into the refurbishment sector
A ban on combustible cladding in the UK should apply to all new high-rise buildings, according to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
The Fire Protection Association has opened up its research and experimental test rigs in Moreton for commercial use due to concerns about lack of market capacity and to speed up the UK testing process