• Heavy Load

    Dave Cooper, Managing Director of independent lift consultants LECS (UK), looks at the life-cycle of a lift’s operations, documentation, legal obligations and standards
  • Building Safety Reform

    Glyn Thomas FCABE, Managing Director for Premier Guarantee Building Control, discusses proposals to transform the way new high-rise residential buildings are treated
  • Overhauling the system

    The Planning for the future consultation proposes reforms of the planning system to streamline and modernise the planning process: bring a new focus to design and sustainability; improve the system of developer contributions to infrastructure; and ensure more land is available for development where it is needed.
  • Build, Build, Build

    In response to the government’s white paper Planning for the Future, Cllr Mark Crane, District Councils’ Network, said: “Getting the country building again will be a vital part of the national recovery from Coronavirus.
  • Building Safety

    The Draft Building Safety Bill now available
  • Changing Places

    On 1 January 2021, amendments to Approved Document M: Access to and use of buildings, Volume 2 – Buildings other than dwellings will come into effect
  • 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?
  • #yearofnetzero

    Multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Cundall has named 2020 the Year of Net Zero.
  • Clarion call for fire safety

    Dave Allen, Business Unit Director at Bureau Veritas’ Construction Division, says now is the time to get your house in order.
  • Down the drain

    Martin Lambley, Wavin’s Product Manager for stormwater management, reviews how new guidance on sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) will impact the building industry.
  • ASFP’s response to Grenfell Public Inquiry Report

    The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has published its response to phase 1 of the Grenfell Public inquiry.