Building Control News

All building work carried out should meet current building regulations and code requirements. Building Control Services ensures that buildings are designed and constructed in accordance with the Building Regulations and associated legislation. It is the responsibility of those carrying out the work to ensure that the provisions of the regulations are fully met. The role of Building Control is only to check that they do so. The primary function of a Building Control service is to protect people’s health and safety in the built environment. PBCToday's Building Control News category highlights a range of topical articles within the sector, from cladding system pieces to regulatory advisory.

foundations, structural warranty,

Best practice for foundations in the construction industry

The technical team at structural warranty specialists Advantage Insurance (AHCI) take a look at what constitutes best practice for foundations in 2020.
Actis CPD, building regulations,

New Actis CPD focuses on Part L compliance for insulation

The new Actis CPD module, certified by the Construction CPD Certification Service, looks at how installers can ensure their insulation and membrane use complies with building regulations.
spray foam insulation,

Next generation of insulation: Lapolla FOAM-LOK FL2000

Explore the benefits of the UKs most innovative and revolutionary spray foam insulation system.
flood protection,

Flood protection innovations tackle the threat of rising tides

StormMeister®, founded in 2010 by William M Snape, offers a wide range of innovative products and services dedicated to flood protection.
Building envelope, Sustainability, upcycling,

How building envelopes give old buildings a new lease of life

Simon Fielden, sales director at SFS, explains why upcycling is en vogue in construction, and how building envelopes can give old buildings a new lease of life Recycle; refit; refurb; reuse; upcycle – often these are words seen around trendy topics like interiors, furniture and sustainability. Indeed, this has...
Requirement B4,

Requirement B4 for buildings of any height

Amid moves to improve the fire safety of buildings over 18m, Premier Guarantee says it’s important that, as an industry, Requirement B4 is applied to buildings of all heights.
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital,

The involvement of Cementaid in Scotland’s new hospitals

Cementaid discuss their role in construction of Europe’s largest single-site medical facility: The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow.
building safety, Building Regulations,

New fire safety and Building Regulations proposed

Premier Guarantee’s Facades Technical Standards Director, Clive Everett, reviews the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government regulatory reform consultation paper for residential buildings that are 30m in height or more.
One Benjamin, underfloor air conditioning,

Flexible underfloor air conditioning at One Benjamin

AET Flexible Space has provided a flexible and high-performing underfloor air conditioning system at the One Benjamin development in central London.
tall buildings,

High-rise buildings: Are they as safe as houses?

Following the introduction of a new industry-wide process for evaluating the fire safety of buildings over 18m tall in December, Helen Andrews, construction partner at Fieldfisher, considers whether the scheme is likely to stack up for development funders.
Water damage, underwriters, Willis Towers Watson

Water damage is the new fire damage

Jon Thacker of Willis Towers Watson’s UK construction practice looks at water damage claims and their increasing impact on underwriters.
Grenfell tower phase 2,

Grenfell Inquiry: Companies claim its ‘someone else’s fault’

Phase 2 of the Inquiry will examine the circumstances and causes of the disaster, including how Grenfell Tower came to be in a condition which allowed the fire to spread in the way identified in Phase 1.
building safety regulator, Cladding ban, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

IOSH urges ‘visible action’ from new building safety regulator

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has responded to the new HSE regulator announcement, urging “visible and tangible action” on improving building safety.
Flood resilience project, floodproof, flood repairs

Flood resilient repair: Lessons from the Cumbrian Flood Resilience Project

After participating in the Defra-sponsored Cumbrian Flood Resilience Project, Aquobex looks at the progress in the developing market for flood resilient repairs.

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Building Control News

All building work carried out should meet current building regulations and code requirements. Building Control Services ensures that buildings are designed and constructed in accordance with the Building Regulations and associated legislation.

It is the responsibility of those carrying out the work to ensure that the provisions of the regulations are fully met. The role of Building Control is only to check that they do so.

The primary function of a Building Control service is to protect people’s health and safety in the built environment.

PBCToday’s Building Control News category highlights a range of topical articles within the sector, from cladding system pieces to regulatory advisory.