• New regulator at heart of building safety overhaul

    The Building Safety Bill, published on 5 July 2021, will create lasting generational change and set out a clear pathway for the future on how residential buildings should be constructed and maintained.
  • Timber over concrete to help combat climate change

    Using wood in construction rather than concrete could help combat climate change, according to Gareth Mason, a Sales Director at pulp and paper company Stora Enso.
  • How to support strong strategic supply chains

    CHAS‘ Alex Minett says strong strategic supply chains are a greater priority than ever, but how can they be supported?
  • Code compliancy – a clearer future for construction product information

    The Construction Products Association’s Marketing Integrity Group Chair, Adam Turk, explains how the new Code for Construction Product Information will help to make things clearer for building engineers.
  • The role of sophisticated monitoring to ensure decent indoor air quality

    Progress on indoor air quality must be backed up with sophisticated monitoring, says Ana Cross of Elta Fans
  • UK homes gain heat faster on hot days than European ones

    Smart home management company tado° has found that UK homes gain heat faster on hot days than European ones.
  • UK to recognise CE marking until 2023

    The UK government’s decision to continue recognising CE marking for a further 12 months has been welcomed by the DHF. It means that the UKCA mark will only become mandatory for goods placed on the market after 31 December 2022, rather than 2021 as previously announced.
  • Innovative construction expert builds on success with honorary award

    An innovative construction expert has awarded an honorary degree by the University of Wolverhampton, an academic partner of CABE.
  • New tactile standard proposed

    The Tactile Information Co-ordination Group is working on a proposal for a new standard. Its purpose will be to ensure clarity and consistency in the provision of tactile information, thereby ensuring familiarity and consistency for users.
  • Digital Twin

    An extract from EYs white paper, co-authored by Todd Lukesh, Eric Ottinger ACABE, Nipun Bajaj, Jordan Stein, Erica Crandon, Mark Gibson and Akanksha Jain
  • Cross Australia Report 961

    Collaborative reporting for safer structures. Report 961: grouting of joints between load-bearing prefabricated concrete members
  • SPAB Search

    The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) is searching for a select group to be Scholars in 2022.
  • Dangerous foundation led to unsafe excavation

    A builder undermined the existing footing of a masonry wall without being aware of the risks.
  • From the Earth

    Andy Pearson takes a closer look at an experiment in bioclimatic architecture and construction to produce low-carbon homes

  • Hive Mind

    Inside Actis’ thermally efficient honeycomb-design insulation, which is being shown off to full effect in Scandia-Hus show homes
  • Icebox Challenge

    The designs of a winning team of architecture students from Robert Gordon University
    (RGU) went on public display in the build-up to the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow.
  • Law and order

    Cintec supports the restoration of the Canadian Parliament Buildings.
  • New house builder code published

    The New Homes Quality Board (NHQB) has published its draft new Code of Practice for house builders for a four-week public consultation (closing 7 July). The New Homes Quality Code aims to address the gaps in existing protections for new-build customers.
  • Accepts Modular homes

    Off-site manufacturer Rollalong has been approved by NHBC Accepts, the industry standard accreditation scheme for the residential housing sector provided by the National House Building Council.
  • Taking stock of house building figures

    Developers and housebuilders warn the government is unlikely to hit its goal of 300,000 new homes built a year by the mid-2020s unless it ups its planning permission numbers.