ACM cladding, high-rise buildings,

Latest figures show 437 high-rise buildings still with ACM cladding

The Government has released the latest figures of the Building Safety Programme, revealing that there are still 437 high-rise buildings with Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding systems.
building safety, Hackitt,

Government to enforce full Hackitt recommendations

The Government has revealed it will enforce the full recommendations made by Dame Judith Hackitt in her review of building regulations and fire safety published following the Grenfell Tower fire.
Grenfell Inquiry

Grenfell Inquiry next stage ‘unlikely to restart until 2020’

Hearings for the second phase of the Grenfell Inquiry are unlikely to start before the end of next year, according to its chairman
Consumer Code for Home Builders, CTSI,

Consumer Code for Home Builders secures approval from CTSI

The Consumer Code for Home Builders, which sets customer service standards for the marketing, purchase, and sale of new homes, has been approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI).
National Building Approval,

Birmingham join National Building Approval scheme to combat crime

Birmingham City Council has joined the National Building Approval scheme to incorporate crime prevention techniques into all its new social housing developments.
cladding, fire chiefs,

Councils welcome combustible cladding ban – but fire chiefs call for more

A ban on combustible materials being used on new high-rise buildings and support to help councils remove aluminium cladding from private residences have been welcomed by local authorities - but fire chiefs have called on the government to do more.
Grenfell Tower tragedy

Grenfell Tower tragedy dents confidence in councils, poll suggests

A new poll has revealed doubts over plans to give local authorities more power to oversee the safety of high-rise buildings, following the Grenfell Tower fire.
review of Building Regulations

Hackitt: Impossible to rule out another Grenfell without regulatory change

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.
disabled drivers

Are city centres measuring up? Truly accessible parking is essential for disabled drivers

The Centre for Accessible Environments discusses the findings of an audit in York that examined the provision of adequate, appropriate parking.
Insurance for construction

Insurance for construction and engineering projects

We take a look at the different types of insurance that may be required or upheld in connection with a construction and engineering project.
cavity wall

The science behind the best insulation retrofits

Rob McCormack, director of Consultancy, Investigation, Training, discusses the key issues to address to ensure the successful installation of cavity wall insulation
waterproofing Systems

The importance of having basement waterproofing systems

“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.
edwardian buildings

The Endangered List: Charting the UK’s at-risk buildings

The Victorian Society’s 2018 list of endangered Victorian and Edwardian buildings highlights historically important structures in need of urgent care.
100% Hackitt

BBA and LABC urge industry to back 100% Hackitt

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)

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