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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.
99% of electricians believe there are major risks with EV charging installations

99% of electricians believe there are major risks with EV charging...

A City and Guilds survey of 500 UK electricians has found that 99% of electricians understood there to be major risks associated with electrical vehicle charging work and only 28% have received specific training.
Automated Cone Laying Machines

Balfour Beatty rolls out industry first Automated Cone Laying Machines

Balfour Beatty becomes the first UK construction company to roll out the new FALCON ACLM® Automated Cone Laying Machines to reduce the risks associated with cone laying across its Highways operations.
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Building for All- Willmott Dixon White Paper provides insight into SEND...

 Building for All, the Willmott Dixon white paper published in June, provides unique insight and learning for authorities developing a new generation of schools for pupils with special educational needs or disability (SEND).
Golden Thread requirements and Building Safety Act

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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HSE publishes workplace fatality figures in 2021/2022

Workplace fatality figures have been published by the Health and Safety Executive(HSE), reporting that a hundred and twenty-three workers were killed in work-related accidents in Great Britain in the last year.
male and female toilets

Government announces all public buildings to have separate male and female...

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities(DLUHC) has announced that all new public buildings should have separate male and female toilets.
sprinkler systems

Are sprinkler systems the one-stop solution we think they are?

Automated fire sprinkler systems are a well-established form of fire protection. However, they are not the only defence, and are by no means a perfect solution, Ian King, COO, Zeroignition explains.
Norway nuclear decommissioning program

Jacobs to lead Norway Nuclear Decommissioning Program

Norsk Nukleær Dekommisjonering (NND) has selected a joint venture between Jacobs and Multiconsult Norge AS to plan the Norway nuclear decommissioning program, estimated to take six years and cost NOK 1 billion ($100m).
the Building Safety Act 2022 offers leaseholder protections from cladding costs

Building Safety Act 2022: leaseholder protections from cladding costs

The latest update from the Building Safety Act offers leaseholder protections from cladding related costs and limits future liability for repairing other historical defects.
Secure tool storage

Secure tool storage company Armorgard renew membership with Secured by Design

Market-leading manufacturer of secure tool storage and on-site logistical solutions, Armorgard have recently renewed their membership with the official police security initiative, Secured by Design (SBD).
Roofing contractor falls 30 feet through skylight

Warehouse owner fined after roofing contractor employee falls 30 feet through...

A Blackburn based warehouse owner has been fined after an employee of a roofing contractor Nizamuddin Gorji suffered severe life changing injuries after falling approximately 30 feet through a glass skylight on a warehouse roof.
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London Bridge City achieves Secured Environments award

London Bridge City has been presented with the prestigious Secured Environments award on 13th June 2022 by Guy Ferguson, chief executive officer, Police CPI.
Hexagon and Fujitsu partnership data cities Trusted Society

Hexagon and Fujitsu partnership to help cities solve societal challenges

Hexagon and Fujitsu announce strategic partnership to help cities use data to solve societal challenges for a ‘Trusted Society’.
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4 pillars for rebuilding trust around safety and compliance in buildings

Global safety science leader, UL details the four best practices in pursuit of greater safety, governance and compliance in buildings.
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Construction company directors fined for failure to prevent exposure to asbestos

Two former company directors have been sentenced and fined after it was found that there was a failure to prevent exposure to asbestos.
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Cheshire construction company fined after worker falls through skylight

Cheshire-based construction company, Abbots Mead Limited, has been fined after a worker falls through skylight while carrying out repairs to a roof.
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How procurement can improve building safety

The political spotlight has remained firmly fixed on how the industry can improve building safety in the first half of 2022. While progress towards the Hackitt Review recommendations is slowly being made, there is a continued need to revisit and reform processes at procurement level and through the whole supply chain.
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Two men sentenced after worker sustains fatal injuries after fall

Two men have received sentences after a worker has sustained fatal injuries after falling over five metres through fragile roof panels.
Building Safety Act 2022

Building Safety Act 2022: What next for the cladding crisis?

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?
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What immediate change can we expect from the introduction of the...

BIM Today recently spoke to Dr Graham Kelly, director at BIM Academy, and Allan Binns, safety director at Ryder Architecture, about the new Building Safety Act and how this will change the built environment landscape.
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Five steps to achieving a safety culture in construction

As construction activity continues to increase, it is vital that safety practices keep pace. Matthew King, safety and health manager for Burns & McDonnell explains how to achieve a positive health and safety culture in construction.
PBC Today May 2022

PBC Today May 2022

Welcome to the PBC Today May 2022 edition where our expert contributors from across the architecture, engineering and construction sectors explore issues ranging from how we can realise levelling up and the cost of poor housing to the NHS to the role of social value in the built environment, improving compliance and safety, and the impact of the war in Ukraine on projects and planning.
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CIBSE launches building safety training course ahead of new Building Safety...

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers has developed a new building safety training course focused on the Building Safety Bill, which will support building services professionals in preparing and complying with the most significant reform to building regulations in 50 years.
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Why building control professionals need to prepare NOW for the Building...

The Building Safety Bill is working its way through Parliament with Royal Assent expected sometime in 2022. So, what does this mean for the building control profession and what should every building control surveyor be doing now to prepare? These are the questions that LABC’s chief executive, Lorna Stimpson, has a simple answer for.
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Lochrin Bain provides Palisade fencing for Farmfoods Mega Shed project

Secured by Design member company Lochrin Bain were appointed manufacturer of choice for the perimeter security requirements on Braithwaite Groups latest Mega Shed project for Farmfoods Ltd.