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Preventing legionella with IoT, automation and digital processes

Organisations across the UK are responsible under health and safety legislation for preventing legionella and other known pathogens in freshwater systems – but the process can require a lot of time, effort and expense. Automation, digitisation and the internet of things could help drive effective change, says Chris Potts, marketing director of ANT Telecom.
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Tech-aided workflows for UK construction Part L compliance

In this article, Trimble Viewpoint explains to PBC Today how housebuilders are using Field View to help With Part L compliance.
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Accessibility: Is it the tenants or landlords responsibility?

You won’t find it in the terms of a lease, but tenants' and landlords' responsibility around the occupation and use of commercial premises also extends to accessibility.
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Building sustainable healthcare facilities

Taking into account budget constraints, net zero commitments and the wellbeing of occupants, construction professionals must consider developing more sustainable healthcare facilities. Steve Richmond of REHAU Building Solutions discusses how healthy design principles are key.
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Time for change: Will the Grenfell Tower fire prove construction’s Piper...

The Building Safety Act is a welcome recognition that making safe buildings is a highly skilled operation, says Hywel Davies of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.
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Advantage Home Construction Insurance invests in a rebrand following a period...

The founders of structural defects warranty specialist Advantage Home Construction Insurance (AHCI) have invested in a rebrand and new website launch this summer, following the business’s rapid growth.
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Building your dream home: Do you need a self-build structural warranty?

Thinking of renovating an existing property, having a new extension or building your dream home? ABC+ Warranty provides the perfect self-build structural warranty.
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New fire testing facilities support safety requirements for manufacturers

Chris Miles, business director at UL Solutions, explores the role of the new fire testing facilities being opened in the UK to drive industry change.
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ICW Group announces series of key senior appointments

ICW Group announces a series of key senior appointments to enhance its operations and support its growth strategy.
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PBC Today August 2022

Welcome to the PBC Today August 2022 edition. This month we explore the future of many key policy areas, from levelling up and net zero to housebuilding, infrastructure and reviving high streets.
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Extreme heat in homes: How can our buildings and their occupants...

In this article, Tom Garrigan, technical director at BSRIA explains how climate change and extreme heat in homes are changing the way that buildings need to perform in the future.
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How can Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) achieve compliance with Part L...

As more homeowners turn to make the most of the space they have, it’s important to remain compliant with the amended Part L building regulations. Find out how Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) can support this.
New BSI standards update competence requirements for building safety management

New BSI standards update competence requirements for building safety management

New BSI standards published this week have set out competence requirements for building safety management, supporting industry reform in tandem with the DLUHC.
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Intelligent fire suppression protects listed barn conversion

Yusuf Muhammad, co-founder and chief design officer at Plumis, explains to PBC Today the benefits of using watermist fire suppression to protect listed buildings.
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Social Housing Regulation Bill: How can digitisation improve social housing standards?

As the Social Housing Regulation Bill makes its way through parliament, John Doyle of Voicescape says digital transformation can play a valuable role in improving resident and building safety.
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UK Heatwave: How to keep your property cool in hot weather

As extreme temperatures continue across the country, properties in Britain are not suitable for the UK heatwave. In this article, PBC Today explains how to keep your property cool in hot weather.
Indoor air quality can be improved by installing high quality ventilation technology, as well as more vegetation in the home

Too much talk, not enough action on indoor air quality

Despite the extra focus on indoor air quality (IAQ) prompted by the pandemic, lots of people are still talking about making buildings healthier, safer and more efficient but only a few are doing anything about it, says Nathan Wood from the Building Engineering Services Association.
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LABC roadshow offers a preview of Actis’ new Part L CPD...

Builders, specifiers, building control officers, and architects attending the virtual LABC roadshow will be offered a sneak preview of Actis' new Part L CPD module.
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StormMeister® Flood Protection products: Development and testing

StormMeister® Flood Protection products were created in 2010 when director, Malcom Snape, was working in the tropical rainforests of West Africa – it is here that he came up with the idea of utilising the hydrodynamic power of floodwater to create a flood seal.
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Part O: Understanding the new regulations on overheating

The government has introduced Part O of the Building Regulations to prevent homes overheating in summer. Anastasia Mylona, head of research at CIBSE, explains what is in the new regulation and why it was needed.
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Sustainable retrofit solution: Secondary glazing

With a UK-wide commitment to net zero by 2050 and approximately 5.4m traditional buildings in England alone, there is a lot of work needed to upgrade both building fabrics and fittings. Secondary glazing could be the sustainable retrofit solution needed.
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Robert Fletcher elected as new BESA president for 2022/23

Robert ‘Rab’ Fletcher has been elected as the new BESA president for the 2022/23 year, succeeding Neil Brackenridge.
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Full list of developers that have signed the building safety repairs...

48 developers have now signed the building safety repairs pledge, committing to remediate life-critical fire safety works in buildings over 11 metres.
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CIBSE and SDE conference series to provide clarity on Golden Thread...

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Society of Digital Engineering (SDE) are launching a new series of conferences, providing a practical understanding and clarity of the Building Safety Act and the Golden Thread requirements.
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How housebuilders can tackle the growing issue of noise in homes

Acoustics should be a non-negotiable consideration for our buildings, says Ben Hancock of Oscar Acoustics. Here he explores how housebuilders can tackle the growing issues of noise in homes.
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The future of low-carbon underfloor heating under Part L

Mark Dowdeswell, senior category manager at Uponor, discusses the new standards and how installing low-temperature, energy-efficient systems can help housebuilders and developers to meet these new requirements for low-carbon heating.

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