Vivalda, one of the UK’s largest distributors and fabricators of architectural cladding systems has produced a short film urging architects, specifiers and contractors to think more carefully about whole-system specification
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
A new report has called on the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) to play a bigger role in empowering engineers to improve the safety of infrastructure
"Value engineering" should be driven out of the construction industry as part of the root-and-branch reform of the sector following the Grenfell disaster, Dame Judith Hackitt has said
New suggested standards for front doors to flats released in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy for the first time bring security compliance into the refurbishment sector
The government has announced new measures to support homebuyers, the building of more homes, to increase building safety and to create a commonwealth games legacy.
A ban on combustible cladding in the UK should apply to all new high-rise buildings, according to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
Inspections have revealed that Carillion used non-complaint cladding on the Royal Liverpool University Hospital that it was building at the time it went into liquidation
Landlords across the UK have been urged by the Government to remove unsafe cladding from their buildings or face enforcement action
Investigations by Epping Forest District Council and Essex Fire and Rescue Service into a fire at the Burton Road development in Debden has revealed that the insulation used was flammable
Paul Everall, chief exec of LABC gives his response to claims made by Paul Wilkins of the ACAI that the Hackitt Review was wrong to call for approved inspectors to be excluded from inspecting high-rise residential blocks
Ryan Simmonds, Sales Director for Framing at voestalpine Metsec plc, explores the importance of only specifying framing materials that have been fire tested or assessed and the options available to the industry.
The Hackitt Review made a number of recommendations that will improve safety throughout the lifetime of a building. However, argues Paul Wilkins, it got it wrong on the role of private approved inspectors