• Right as rain

    Matt Lamy asks British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association’s (BAFSA) Technical Advisor Joe McCafferty for the lowdown on sprinklers
  • Who guards the guards?

    The Fire Protection Association (FPA) and RISCAuthority conducted a research project on the tests for fire safety of external cladding systems.
  • In case of emergency

    If you have a building that is greater than 18m or one that has at least seven storeys, and contains two or more residential units, then the Building Safety Regulator (BSR) may have already asked you to apply for a building assessment certificate and provide a safety case report.
  • Case study: Seaton Delaval Hall

    The painstaking and sensitive restoration of the National Trust-owned property at Seaton Sluice in Northumberland, a Grade 1 listed Georgian country house, is an impressive feat of design. Building Engineer found out more.
  • Is hydrogen the ‘silver bullet’ for heating homes?

    In November, Ofgem gave the green light to the H100 Fife project, a heating modification trial that will convert nearly 300 natural gas-powered homes to hydrogen fuel. The move comes after several recent publications suggest policy makers should think carefully about investing in hydrogen for heating.
  • Sustainable case studies: Bunhill 2 Energy Centre

    The Bunhill 2 Energy Centre in Islington, London, is an innovative facility that transfers heat from the London Underground to people’s homes. We spoke to practice leader Carol Costello from architects Cullinan Studio about how it was achieved.
  • A taste of the future

    We speak to Dr Tony Hopkin, Midland Heart’s Head of Construction, Quality and Innovation, about his upcoming CABE webinar where he will present the results from the first construction project to model the Future Homes Standard.
  • A different take on fire

    Part B’s head of specialist training, Steve Willett, explains why fire safety code BS9999 – and his CABE webinar on the subject – could offer useful benefits for members.
  • Fire safety standards – recent changes and updates

    John Davidson, the National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) Approval Schemes Manager (Systems), provides an overview and update of important topics in the evolving arena of fire safety standards, which featured in a recent CABE webinar.
  • At what cost

    CHAS, supply chain risk management experts, add up the importance of contractor health and safety in the construction industry.
  • Skills shortage

    Boss Training and the CIC note that there are ways to minimise disruption to business in the post-Brexit exodus, including upskilling workers and utilising apprenticeships.
  • Room for wellbeing

    Elaine Knutt explores the science of building when the heating, lighting, ventilation and acoustic needs of the occupants are considered.
  • Climate of change

    With climate change now widely recognised as a clear and present threat, there’s a growing consensus that a financially justifiable, low-energy path is the best route to a sustainable future. But what does this really mean?