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PBC Today January 2018

Welcome to the January 2018 edition of PBC Today. In this issue, we sit down with John Hunt of Enterprise Ireland to discuss offsite,...
Solibri Model Checker

Solibri Model Checker – getting it right first time

Solibri speak to Michael Palm, HKP Architects BIM expert about his experiences using Solibri Model Checker and how it's shaping large construction projects

Why building control officers are vital for enforcing building regulations –...

Fast, reliable online connections depend on a responsive digital infrastructure, and in the coming months new developments will begin to have an impact.
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PBC Today January 2017

So long 2016 – you were certainly an interesting year. We witnessed Brexit, the Cameron and Osborne demise and the election of Trump, to name but a few highlights.
Fire safety

Fire safety in the built environment requires cooperation to improve quality

ASFP COO Niall Rowan outlines the Association’s strategy to encourage collaborative working to improve fire safety in construction
Compulsory purchase orders

Compulsory Purchase Orders: a necessary part of the planning process?

Trevor Ivory, Partner and UK Head of Development & Infrastructure Planning, DLA Piper talks about Compulsory Purchase Orders

How regulations are cutting emissions in the heating and ventilation sector

Kilfrost Ltd explains how industry regulations are aiding the drive to reduce the impact of the heating and ventilation sector on the environment

Indoor air quality must be a consideration in buildings

Andy Mudie, Marketing & Business Development Director at Nuaire outlines why the quality of indoor air in buildings is an issue that cannot be ignored
prior approval

Prior Approval: he shoots, he scores, or does he?

Mark Thackeray, Principal Consultant, Walsingham Planning asks if prior approval has helped or hindered the planning system
accessible homes

Accessible homes change lives for the better and ensure inclusion

Deborah Stephenson, Director of Operations at Habinteg highlights the impact of living in accessible homes and the importance of inclusive design

Meeting fire safety obligations

Shaun Doyle, of Ivorfire Safety outlines what firms need to do to meet their fire safety obligations

What can go wrong with roofing?

Andy Butchers, Director of Build-Zone Survey Services shares his insider knowledge to help you troubleshoot this key element of your building project.

It is time for some clear thinking about guidance on glass

About Access outlines the need for greater guidance when it comes to glass and highlights opportunities to ensure good design also incorporates safety

£185,000,000: Is this the cost of delivering COBie UK?

Paul Oakley, Director BIM at BRE talks about the cost of COBie and the challenges associated with utilising the schema

What to expect from the construction industry in 2017

Ian Anfield, Managing Director for the construction audit and contract provider, Hudson Contract, comments on his predictions for the industry in year ahead
Business Improvement Districts

The impact of Business Improvement Districts on urban regeneration

Peter Williams, CEO, Better Bankside talks about how Business Improvement Districts can influence change on a local level

Data: what is it, why do we have it and what...

Rob Charlton, CEO, Space Group explains the importance of data in the construction environment and why it is needed to ensure the success of projects

Planning and building regulations encourage a ‘tick box’ mentality

Planning and building regulations allow developers to make bad technical decisions. David Frise, Head of Sustainability, BESA, has an alternative approach
Precast modular construction

Precast modular construction is changing the sector

Neil Magner and Gavin Lowe, of FP McCann outline how precast modular construction has been used to regenerate Swansea University’s New Bay Campus

Technology has paved the way for a transport revolution

Intelligent mobility and smart technology will change how we travel. Simon White, PR and Communications Manager at the Transport Systems Catapult explains
Approved inspectors

Code of Conduct for Approved Inspectors undergoes revision

The revised Code of Conduct will be introduced on 1 January 2017. Paul Wilkins, Chair of the ACAI, explains what the changes mean for Approved Inspectors
energy efficiency

Energy efficiency policy should consider how buildings can lower emissions

Kevin Bohea, President of the British Rigid Urethane Foam Manufacturers Association (BRUFMA) examines the challenges ahead for energy efficiency policy
part q

Part Q brings a minimum level of security for new and...

Nicola Harrison, General Manager, Bereco says Part Q is a step in the right direction for building security but certification will ensure compliance
offsite construction

The future is bright; the future is offsite construction

PBC Today’s Lisa Carnwell gains an insight into the man leading the charge for offsite construction, in an interview with new Buildoffsite Chair Andrew Dix

Security as well as fire regulations need to be at the...

Secured by Design outlines the physical security guidance set out in Part Q and highlights why this is as important as long-established fire regulations
BSI Kitemark

BSI Kitemark highlights the capability of firms to deliver successful projects

Andy Butterfield, Product Certification Director of Built Environment, BSI discusses the recently launched Kitemark for PAS 1192-2 Information Management

PBC Today January 2017