PBC Today April 2017

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This edition of PBC Today includes many articles covering subject areas such as planning, housing, BIM, building control, health and safety and energy efficiency. A selection are detailed below:

Cities are sitting on useful planning data. They must learn how to make use of this, says Stefan Webb, Head of Projects at Future Cities Catapult.

The Housing White Paper failed to recognise two key factors that could fix the broken housing market: buyers and the supply-side. Buildoffsite explain the issues.

Laura Grant, Policy Adviser at the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management outlines why sustainable drainage systems are a vital component of any new development.

Paul Oakley, Director BIM at BRE says resolving the BIM data problem means recognising barriers exist and working out how to overcome these issues.

Simon White, PR and Communications Manager, Transport Systems Catapult explains how virtual reality technology has been adapted to aid infrastructure design.

Andy Radley, Group BIM Director at Kier Group shares his expertise on using BIM for refurbishment projects, considering the benefits and the challenges.

Sarah Chilcott, MD at Planning Portal, discusses how her organisation is evolving within a digital landscape to ensure Approved Documents remain accessible.

General Manager Martin Duggan considers what industry-wide qualifications in fire detection and alarm systems would look like following an FIA survey.

Chief Executive Steve Sadley explains the responsibilities clients have when managing asbestos and how ARCA’s audit scheme provides reassurance.

BSRIA’s Tassos Kougionis outlines the progress made in creating more energy efficient buildings, including the recommendations made in the Bonfield review.

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