PBC Today July 2017


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

Town and Country Planning Association’s Kate Henderson argues that the government must not let Brexit distract it from tackling the housing crisis

Should building on green belt be so contentious or is brownfield development the key to constructing more homes? Place-Make’s David Edwards provides insight

Kim Vernau, CEO of BLP Insurance examines the impact of the recent General Election result and what it means for the construction industry

Leading Construction, Energy and Projects lawyer, Jeremy Williams analyses smart cities and explains why they are vital for economic growth

CITB’s Future Skills Strategy Manager Ben Lever tells PBC Today about the research being conducted into the provision of offsite construction training

Ben Malone, Director at BIM. Technologies tells PBC Today how the industry is embracing BIM Level 2, noting the challenges and the benefits of adoption

Ian Ronksley, Accreditation Development Manager at UKAS, explains what is being done to provide accreditation for BIM certification

Andrew Carpenter tells PBC Today why the Devon Building Control Partnership venture has been so successful and explains the challenges facing the profession

What lessons can be learnt about fire safety following the Grenfell Tower disaster? Association for Project Safety’s CEO Lesley McLeod explores

Awarding Organisation Manager Ian Gurling tells PBC Today what the FIA’s four new qualifications in fire detection entail and why they are necessary



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