• RICS Matrics Surveyors of the year

    Carolyn Brady, regional lead partner for global quantity surveyor and construction consultancy firm Rider Levett Bucknall in Belfast, won the Building Surveyor/Control Surveyor of the Year award, in addition to securing the overall RICS Matrics Surveyor of the Year title.
  • Scotland’s at risk buildings

    The Buildings at Risk Register (BARR) is maintained by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and provides information on historic buildings at risk.
  • MacRobert Award 2024

    The MacRobert Award is the UK’s prize for engineering innovation celebrating outstanding innovation combined with proven commercial success and tangible societal benefit.
  • Fire Safety Levelling Up Committee inquiry grills safety review authors

    Last week, the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Committee held an evidence session as part of its ongoing work on fire and building safety to question Paul Morrell OBE, formerly the Government’s Chief Construction Adviser, and Anneliese Day KC, the co-authors of the Independent Review of the Construction Products Testing Regime.
  • CABE and Building a Safer Future enter strategic partnership

    Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) and Building a Safer Future (BSF) have entered a new strategic partnership that focuses on supporting organisations in assessing their competency in relation to building safety – especially in regard to higher-risk buildings (HRBs) as defined in the Building Safety Act.
  • Digital revolution

    Key players from the building industry, such as CIBSE, UKGBC, Introba, HOK and SWECO, have collaborated on a white paper calling for open utilisation of digital assets to optimise building performance and accelerate the decarbonisation of the built environment.
  • Fire protection awards

    ASFP has announced the shortlist for its 2023 Passive Fire Protection Awards, with the winners due to be announced on 23 November.
  • BSR

    The Building Safety Regulator (BSR) has become the building control authority for all HRBs in England.
  • Low-carbon concrete

    Sustainable technology firm Recycl8 has successfully carried out the first industry pour of its low-carbon sustainable R8 Mix concrete made with recycled materials, in partnership with Breedon Group.
  • Not just a job

    From April 2024, building control professionals will have to demonstrate their competence and register with the Building Safety Regulator (BSR) to perform building control work in England.
  • Building Standards Scotland

    The Building Standards Division of the Scottish government has launched the enforcement and sanctions public consultation (closing on 15 January 2024).
  • CABE CEO to step down

    CABE's Chief Executive, Dr Gavin Dunn, has taken the decision to leave CABE at the end of January 2024.
  • Wales Response summary

    The Welsh government has been undertaking a series of public consultations on building safety. Below is a summary of responses and government responses.