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Building Control News

Accessible toilets

Inclusive design: Accessible toilets today

Jean Hewitt, Director of the Centre for Accessible Environments, explores the subject of toilet design and supply and some of the issues for today’s society
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
Iridis apps

Improved process for dementia care design with the new Iridis apps

Working with the University of Stirling, Space Architects has helped to create the first-of-its-kind Iridis apps to improve the design of homes for people living with dementia. Director Stephen Brooks explains their development
Buildings of the Future

Buildings of the Future: it’s time to reconsider the short-term

The availability of measurement models that accurately reflect return-on-investment (ROI) is often the largest hurdle in the design, construction and maintenance of Buildings of the Future
Regeneration project

Regeneration project transforms ‘troubled’ estate

A former council estate in Plymouth is part-way through a major regeneration which is giving its new and returning residents a feeling of security and sense of pride about their new community
acoustics industry

Making some noise about the acoustics industry

Earlier this year, Anne Budd was elected to the board of the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC). She talks to PBC Today about her priorities in her new role
specification market

SFS intec shares specification market expertise in NBS specifier report

SFS intec was the only product manufacturer invited to contribute to a key report offering expert guidance to the UK specification market
powder-coated fasteners

Powder-coated fasteners that deliver on aesthetics and performance

The White Rose Shopping Centre’s prestigious £13.7m extension has used SFS intec’s powder-coated fasteners to help deliver a striking finish
Crime prevention programme

Secured by Design: A crime prevention programme for a safer built environment

Secured by Design aims to create a safer society by incorporating a proven crime prevention programme into the built environment
wearables

BSRIA launches white paper on wearables in HVAC

BSRIA has launched its White Paper titled, ‘Trends towards wearables and wellbeing in buildings – a threat or opportunity for the HVAC industry?’
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
Building accessibility

Basic errors are obstacles to building accessibility

Building accessibility is covered by Approved Document M, yet many projects still suffer from errors. Ian Streets of About Access examines the problem
farm building design

Improving farm building design increases the well-being of livestock

Dr Martin Heywood, looks into some of the key areas that should be addressed by building designers and farmers to improve farm building design