• Fighting for fire safety

    Electrical Safety First’s recent Recharge report notes that electricity is the primary cause of fires in Northern Ireland’s homes and reports on the safety of the housing stock.
  • Who's accountable

    Joe Cilia, Technical Director at FIS, discusses new guidance on firestopping that puts responsibility front and centre
  • Cross Reports: Report 979

    Confidential Reporting of Structural Safety. Report 979: Outdoor video screens.
  • Kingspan K15 Insultation – Retraction of Three Tests

    Frances Kirwan, Deputy Director, Technical Policy Division Building Safety Portfolio at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has written a letter to all Building Control Bodies in England to remind them that Kingspan Insulation Limited has retracted three test reports relating to K15 insulation products.
  • Cross Reports: Report 950

    Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety. Report 950: Inadequate punching shear reinforcement.
  • HSE announces new Chief Inspector of Buildings

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced the appointment of a Chief Inspector of Buildings to establish and lead the new Building Safety Regulator.
  • Design for life

    Lee James, General Manager, Product Marketing, Nittan Europe, explains what to look for in a fire detection system to provide better through-life value
  • A stitch in time

    Darron Brough, who has worked in the cladding and façade industry for three decades, has created an alternative to the waking watch fire detection system
  • Wales puts safety first

    The Welsh Government has published updated editions of Approved Document B (Fire safety) volumes 1 and 2, including changes to Appendix A (Assessment in lieu of tests) and an updated edition of Regulation 7 (Materials and Workmanship).
  • Skin deep

    Lee Lambley, Technical Director at Weber, advises clients, architects, contractors and product specifiers to look more closely now at the fire safety performance claims of renders than they have in the past
  • Building a Safer Future Charter – CABE Becomes a Registered Signatory

    Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) is pleased to become a Registered Signatory of the Building a Safer Future Charter.
  • Opportunity knocks

    The UK’s construction activity rose sharply in September, according to the IHS Markit/CIPS PMI data, bringing hope for new jobs. 
  • New Chairman of ACAI

    Kevin Blunden FCABE, Chartered Building Engineer and Associate Director at Harwood Building Control has been elected as the new Chairman of the Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors (ACAI).
  • Best practice guide

    To assist in the design, specification and installation of building services penetrations to ensure fire compartmentation is maintained, five leading not-for-profit organisations have launched a Best Practice Design and Installation Guide, Firestopping of Service Penetrations.
  • Safety at Practice

    Victaulic’s Shaun Hughes says using the most suitable pipework connection methods can boost safety throughout the three stages of a project’s life-cycle: pre-site, on-site and post-site
  • Hot Work Woes

    More than a quarter of all accidental fires on construction sites are sparked by hot work. It’s a figure that can be drastically reduced, says insurer Zurich
  • Cross Reports - Report 921

    Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety. Report 921: Fire protection of mixed hot/cold rolled steel structure
  • Crash Course

    ESAB explains the four main techniques used in the often overlooked skill of welding
  • Train and Education

    A research paper by Iman Farah Mohamed published in the International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, suggests that 37% of those surveyed believe industry knowledge on fire safety is inadequate and 28% believe university curricula provide sufficient education on fire-proofing buildings.
  • The Draft Building Safety Bill

    Industry bodies have welcomed the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s (MHCLG) publication of the draft Building Safety Bill, together with its associated guidance and the Home Office’s publication of the Fire Safety Consultation.