The Cube in Bolton, Cladding,

Bolton student block blaze raises more cladding concerns

Cladding on student accommodation, The Cube in Bolton, is a cause for “concern” following a major blaze on Friday (15 November), says Greater Manchester's mayor.
Construction Product Information Survey, hackitt review

Construction product information to be reformed

The Construction Product Information Survey, launched last week is expected to reform the way construction product information is provided by manufacturers and communicated to those that use it.
Inquiry report, Grenfell tower, ACM cladding

Grenfell Tower report blames cladding for fire’s spread

Phase 1 of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry report has blamed ACM cladding for the fire spreading and recommends every owner/manager of high-rise residential buildings be required by law to provide their local fire service with information about the design.
Building safety, Grenfell Tower, fire safety,

Proposals for reforming the building safety regulatory system

Ahead of the second anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, the government published a consultation to create a radically new fire safety system.
Grenfell tower fire, professional indemnity, ACM,

Grenfell Tower fire: The law of unintended consequences

Peter Vinden, chief executive of the Vinden Partnership, looks at professional indemnity insurance claims and rising premiums in the wake of the Grenfell disaster.
Building a Safer Future, BESA,

Government must embed new culture for fire safety, says BESA

Following the ‘Building a Safer Future’ consultation, BESA has urged the government to “embed a new culture for delivering new build and refurbishment work”.
grenfell tower fire, Fire Safety,

Government ‘not doing enough’ in Grenfell fire response, says committee

The government has been “far too slow” in reforming the building and fire safety regime and is still not doing enough, according to a report published today (18 July).
building standards, fire safety,

Scottish Government strengthens fire safety and building standards

The Scottish Government has announced changes to its building standards, which aim to strengthen fire safety in new high rise buildings.
HPL rain screen, cladding, hockmore tower,

Oxford council to replace HPL rain screen on Hockmore Tower

Oxford City Council has decided to remove and replace the HPL rain screen on Hockmore Tower after the government confirmed that towers blocks needed to remove cladding containing the rain screen.
building regulations, fire protection association, grenfell,

FPA urges further reforms 2 years after Grenfell tragedy

The Fire Protection Association has renewed its call that the government’s changes to building regulations and the so-called ban on combustible cladding do not go far enough to protect buildings.
BIM. high-rise residential,

BIM to be mandatory on high-rise residential projects

The government has proposed to make BIM processes mandatory on high-rise residential projects over 18 metres, as it sets out stricter measures to improve safety.
aluminium composite material cladding, grenfell,

Government to give £200m to replace Grenfell-style cladding: Is it Enough?

The government has confirmed that it will allocate £200m to fix private tower blocks that are wrapped in combustible aluminium composite material cladding, but will it be enough? Bushbury Cladding takes a look.
Smoke control, David Mowatt, Maintenance,

Setting new standards in smoke control

David Mowatt, chairman of the Smoke Control Association, highlights the need to raise standards and levels of competency in relation to the design, installation and maintenance of smoke control systems in high-rise buildings.
Construction products, Hackitt,

Construction product sector must regain confidence, says CPA

Peter Caplehorn, deputy chief executive and policy director at Construction Products Association (CPA) takes a look at how the Hackitt review has impacted the construction products sector.

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