Fire safety specialists Efectis France and Ulster University have opened a new full-scale UKAS accredited fire testing facility in the Jordanstown Campus.
More than 10,000 households made claims worth a total of £64m to deal with the impact of subsidence in just three months of this year, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has revealed.
Birmingham City Council has joined the National Building Approval scheme to incorporate crime prevention techniques into all its new social housing developments.
Northern Ireland-based McLaughlin & Harvey has been appointed to deliver a £16m flood protection scheme for Stonehaven.
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.
The government has issued a ban on the use of combustible materials on new high-rise homes and has given its support to local authorities to carry out emergency remediation work.
New research on the smoke toxicity of building cladding, published by The Fire Protection Association (FPA), calls on the government to consider the role that toxicity should play in product approvals before making its final decision on combustible building materials.
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.
A Labour Party investigation into fire safety in tall tower blocks has discovered that just 4% of London’s high rise council housing blocks have sprinklers installed.
The Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) has called for a more consistent approach to acoustics to protect society from the impact of excess noise.
Martin Lambley, product manager for stormwater at Wavin, explains how the effective use of sustainable urban drainage solutions (SuDS) can support change in the ways we plan, design and build towns and cities.
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.