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
Working with local authorities across the county allows Devon Building Control Partnership to offer more choice and higher quality services to its clients
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
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)
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
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
Guy Thompson of the Concrete Centre looks at the need to build resilience into the urban landscape and key infrastructure using concrete and masonry
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 results in one of the top ten claims regarding cost for Premier Guarantee. Here they provide advice on how to mitigate the risks
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...
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...
Nigel Wood, of SFS intec says collaboration not only ensures product development and compliance, but it also creates an environment for innovation
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...
Andrew Carpenter tells PBC Today why the Devon Building Control Partnership venture has been so successful and explains the challenges facing the profession