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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.
Global safety science leader, UL details the four best practices in pursuit of greater safety, governance and compliance in buildings.
With the introduction of the Building Safety Act 2022 what’s next for the property industry and leaseholders that continue to seek clarity for on-going costs associated with the cladding crisis?
Firefights were called to a high-rise building fire on Whitechapel High Street, Aldgate, in Central London as flames and smoke surrounded the 17th floor.
3D Repo demystifies the Golden Thread of information in construction and provides information and advice on what your organisation can do now to prepare for the changes ahead.
Mark Clinton, national head of construction and engineering at Irwin Mitchell, examines the current state of play following the government’s latest announcements regarding the cladding crisis.
The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has praised Housing Minister Michael Gove for the new cladding plan but has warned that it is not enough to completely fix the scandal.
The government has outlined a new plan to protect leaseholders, and make developers and companies pay to fix the cladding crisis.
Michael Gove has warned developers that they must pay to fix the UK cladding crisis, as he overhauls the government’s approach to building safety.
Ian King, COO, Zeroignition, discusses the benefits of building with timber - both in terms of the environment and also safety.
A company linked to the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower is being excluded from the government’s Help to Buy housing scheme, pending the outcome of the Grenfell Inquiry, following concerns of ‘unacceptable’ business practices.
In this White Paper, UL, a global leader in safety science, looks at how the fallout from the Grenfell disaster shattered trust between tenants and landlords, building owners and contractors, construction companies and the products they use, as well as the testing and certification system meant to provide quality assurance.
In order to avoid construction mishaps, we must improve audit trails and collaboration, says Tamara Higham, marketing executive at Viewpoint.
A new policy paper from the Building Regulations Advisory Committee has set out the definition and principles that will guide the development and implementation of the golden thread of information, a key recommendation of Dame Judith Hackitt’s Building a Safer Future report.
Following the publication of the Building Safety Bill, Martin Barrett, business development manager of building control at Premier Guarantee takes a look at what’s to come.
Helen Daley, construction partner at JMW Solicitors, outlines the key points within the proposed legislation and advises developers, contractors and those who may be expected to shoulder increased responsibility in the wake of the Bill, on potential pain points and limiting risk.
UK government fire-safe cladding funds should be the catalyst for change in construction, argue software specialists.
The government has published its Building Safety Bill to set out a pathway for the way residential towers are constructed and maintained.
Darren Lester, founder and CEO of SpecifiedBy, explores the shortfalls of the proposed new Code for Construction Product Information and offers a constructive look to find more productive ways to move forward.
Deconstruct UK Ltd will take over from Wates on the Grenfell tower safety and maintenance contract.
The Building a Safer Future (BSF) Charter has launched its 'Charter Champion’ initiative to help companies drive the systemic culture change required to put building safety first.
The May edition of PBC Today brings together expert contributors from across planning, construction and academia to discuss a wide range of issues facing the sector.
The government has revealed further details of its new residential developer tax, as it seeks views on the proposed design features of the tax.
More than three years after the Grenfell Tower fire, hundreds of thousands of people are living in high-rise properties fitted with dangerous cladding. Mark Clinton, head of the construction and engineering group at law firm Irwin Mitchell, offers a 10-point plan to point policy in the right direction.
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has appointed two experts to lead an independent review of the system for testing construction products.
Richard Robertson, business development director at Cadline, developer of DynamicAIM, looks at the Grenfell tragedy four years on and why building owners still do not know basic asset details.