Today see’s the launch of “Purple Tuesday” as high street retailers are being urged to do more to help disabled shoppers
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.
The first phase of a new dementia-friendly home on BRE’s Watford Innovation Park, has been completed, having been further developed in partnership by BRE and experts from Loughborough University
James McDonald of Cementaid discusses the various methods of testing the water permeability of concrete to consider when specifying a product.
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.
Bellway is to pay an estimated £6m for the replacement of aluminium composite (ACM) cladding on two of its residential blocks
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
Peter Cox Ltd, the UK's leading Damp, Woodworm, Rot and Rising Damp specialists, details its masonry solution to reduce rainwater penetration and combat heat loss