Fit for purpose

Ben Stagg MCABE Chartered Building Engineer of Stagg Architects discusses the challenges of a retrofit and refurbish, with CABE’s HQ as a case study


  • Public consultation

    The draft British Standard on quality management specifically for business in the built environment sector (BS 99001 Quality management systems) is available for public consultation.
  • Global standard

    International engineering federation FIDIC (the International Federation of Consulting Engineers) has published five of its key standard construction contracts in Chinese. All five contracts are bilingual, supporting Chinese consultants and contractors to better comprehend FIDIC contracts in their i...
  • CIC publishes switch novation agreement and collateral warranty

    The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has completed its suite of novation agreements and related collateral warranties with its 'switch' documents, along with updated guidance.


Click and Collect

The term housing crisis was in use long before Covid-19 forced everyone to down tools. Off-site construction, modular and prefabricated building could make up for lost time but, as Elaine Knutt asks, is it really that simple?
  • Continuing Professional Development

    Even during Covid-19, CABE is finding innovative ways to bring members value, says Kirri Porter-White, Training & Learning Development Manager
  • Open and shut case

    In the race to make new builds and existing buildings energy and heat efficient, acoustic, ventilation and thermal comfort practicalities may have been overlooked. As Elaine Knutt discovers, that’s about to change.

Products & services

  • New AICO Product Selector Arrives

    AICO latest Product Selector details their extensive product range and...
  • New Draka UC- Connect Structured Cabling Solutions Guides

    Prysmian Group has released three new interactive product guides.
  • An Evolution in GEZE Design

    It’s new and improved. It’s eco-friendly and capable of networking. An...


  • What lies beneath

    James Dodgson, SOCOTEC UK, explores the challenges when duty holders limit the scope of intrusive work during refurbishment surveys.
  • Box of delights

    In its day, Mackintosh’s Hill House was a beacon of modernity, cutting-edge building materials and techniques combined with design flare and style. More than 100 years later, cutting-edge building engineering might just be able to save it, says James Cash.
  • Industry opinion

    Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance, asks if we’re prioritising sustainability over resilience to fire?
  • New Technical Director for TUV SUD

    Dave Peacock has been appointed as Technical Director to lead digital and building information modelling (BIM) services at TÜV SÜD. He has worked in the UK construction and property sector for 24 years, with a focus on BIM and digital services for the past 13 years.
  • Let the light in

    Stella Rooflights replace the skylights on a historic railway pumping station conservation project.


  • Putting the Focus on the Next Generation

    Student Members are the next generation of building engineers and the future of the industry. As they finish their studies they need to have the necessary skills and knowledge to be competent as well as the passion to ensure that the construction sector creates safer and more sustainable buildings.

    To assist them as they embark on their next stage of development, CABE ran a…

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  • CABE Malaysian Conference April 2021

    On 16-17 April 2021, the CABE Malaysian Chapter and the Lighthouse Club Kuala Lumpur were proud to host their two-day annual conference. Held virtually for the first time, over a thousand attendees, including Building Engineers from around the world, joined the conference to discuss the theme of Constructive Collaboration.  
    Day one focused on the latest…

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  • CABE Gears up to deliver SocEnv Registrations

    Building Engineers work throughout the construction industry in a variety of different job specialisms, but one thing they all have in common is that their input into projects influences the landscapes, ecosystems and social environments on a local, national or international level. 
    Their competency and dedication to protecting the environment can now be recognised… Read more
  • Trowers & Hamlins Exclusive for CABE Members

    CABE works closely with Trowers & Hamlins, an international law firm with over 150 partners and more than 900 people located across the UK, Middle East and Asia. Trowers & Hamlins provide a full-service integrated offering, providing legal advice and specialist knowledge across a range of sectors, including construction,… Read more


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