• 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.
  • 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 interactions in international markets. 
  • Restore our ecosystems

    On World Environment Day, a UN initiative that takes place on 5 June each year, The Society for the En-vironment (SocEnv) launched its campaign to restore our ecosystems. This year, the global theme for World Environment Day was Ecosystem Restoration, as part of the launch of the UN’s Decade on Eco-system Restoration (2021-2030). Earlier this year, chartered environmentalists gave their insight into why ecosystem restoration is such a timely choice of theme (see bit.ly/SocEnvEcosystemRestoration).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Skills showcase Welsh talent

    Competitors from across Wales were awarded with gold, silver and bronze medals at an event celebrating the successes of Skills Competition Wales, a national programme recognising vocational talent in a variety of sectors, including engineering and construction.
  • Ireland's first digital campus to be built

    Dublin City University (DCU) and the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics have partnered with software engineering firm, Bentley Systems, to build Ireland’s first higher education digital campus.
  • Building Bulletin 100

    The government in England has launched a consultation on its updated design guide for fire safety in schools. Building Bulletin 100 (BB 100) is non-statutory guidance, which covers designing a school building to have early warning systems and evacuation routes, advises how to minimise the spread of fire and how to ensure the building structure is adequately resistant to fire, as well as requirements for access and facilities for the Fire and Rescue Services. The updated Bulletin contains guidance on compliance with Building Regulations Part B (Fire Safety), school-specific fire risks, property protection and fire safety management.
  • Get involved

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  • New syllabus for FM students

    Leeds Beckett University has been working with Honeywell to create an educational series of presentations, interviews and events for the facilities management sector.
  • Retrofitting the housing stock

    Energiesprong UK has launched an Innovation Partnership that will unlock up to £10bn to kickstart large-scale, whole-house retrofits for the country’s social housing stock. Working together with the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and Turner & Townsend, the partnership is a new and quality-assured framework that will play a pivotal step in delivering warmer, more comfortable, low-carbon homes at scale.
  • Gold medal winner

    The Institution of Structural Engineers’ 2021 Gold Medal has been awarded to Paul Fast, founder of Fast + Epp, an internationally recognised structural engineering firm based in Vancouver, Canada, in recognition of Fast’s leadership in the design of architecturally expressive structures that incorporate unconventional use of materials, including hybrids of wood, steel and concrete.
  • BIM alliance

    The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) has joined the UK BIM Alliance Affiliate Programme to support the implementation of building information modelling in practice and provide a co-ordinated approach to digital transformation across the built environment.
  • Green retrofit roadmap

    The building industry has fine-tuned its 20-year blueprint to make the UK’s 28 million existing homes greener ahead of the government’s imminent release of its heat and buildings strategy.
  • Welcome Message from CABE CEO, Dr Gavin Dunn

    This month, I’d like to share with you a few reflections on the state of the Association and our plans, following what has been a rather extraordinary year. It has been an incredibly challenging period, but it’s been a period where the Association has continued to innovate and thrive, despite everything the pandemic has thrown at us.
  • REnvP and REnvTech: brand-new opportunities

    Looking at gaining environmental professional registration but not sure whether Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) is the right fit for you? Then look no further than the two latest registrations to be available to CABE members.
  • Fit for purpose

    The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has launched an awareness campaign, Be Certain,
    Be Certified, to highlight the importance of third-party certification of fire doors in improving fire safety standards across the UK.