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Delivering Estate Maintenance Improvements to Uphold Long-Term Building Safety Standards

In April 2022, the Building Safety Act became law, transforming existing regulations to ensure residential buildings are constructed and maintained safely. In this video Brent O’Halloran, Building Safety Advisor at Clarion Housing shares some of the impacts of the act on the housing sector and the importance of trust between tenants and landlords to deliver effective building safety strategies

Fire Safety Law – A 2022 Update

In April 2021, the Fire Safety Act became law and transformed the regulatory environment of the build environment and fire safety sectors. Dr Nick Williams, Course Leader on the Building Control Surveyor Apprentice Degree and Senior Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton shares the recent updates to fire safety law in the UK and what these updates mean for building management.

Overcoming Challenges to Design Affordable and Sustainable Social Housing

The Government’s Future Homes and Building Regulations Standard requires all houses built from 2025 to produce 75-80% less carbon emissions than homes delivered under current regulations. We heard from Karen Lythe, Assistant Director of Strategic Housing, and Matthew Clarkson, Design and Construction Services Manager at Doncaster Council about overcoming challenges to deliver the council’s House Build Programme in line with the Future Homes Standard.

Building Regulations and Fire Safety: A Government Update on the Progress of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

The Grenfell disaster of 2017 has meant that the Government must transform fire safety regime. Neil O’Connor of the Ministry for Housing discusses their response to the 2018 Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.

Building Regulations and Fire Safety: Resident Wellbeing and Building Safety Strategies

The Grenfell Tower disaster of 2017 exposed the problem of dangerous building cladding. Rebecca Fairclough from Manchester Cladiators shares stories from those who are living with dangerous cladding.

Building Regulations and Fire Safety: Fire Safety Reform, Updates from the Home Office

The Home Office oversees Fire and Rescue Services in England. Zoe Wilkinson, Deputy Director of the Fire Safety Unit at the Home Office shares the latest updates UK Fire Safety reforms.

How National Planning Processes are Changing

Last year, planning received more mainstream media attention than it had done for some time. This is largely due to the government whitepaper ‘Planning for the Future’. In this article we look at the recent growth in the planning sector and how planning processes are being reformed nationwide.

The Changing Landscape Fire Safety and Rescue Services: How the Building Safety Regulator Will Work With Co-Regulators

Annette Hall, Head of Operational Development Building Safety Programme at the Health and Safety Executive, spoke at The Changing Landscape of UK Fire Safety and Rescue Services, 2021.

From the Ground Up – Improving the Delivery of Social Value in Construction

How construction organisations can deliver more tangible social impact and outcomes for disadvantaged and left-behind communities post Covid-19.

Planning the World we Need: Enabling Biodiversity Net Gain in the Planning System

This case study explores the ways that local authorities can enable biodiversity net gain in the planning system, and ways that central government can support them.

How has Grenfell Changed Building Regulations and Fire Safety in the UK

72 people died as a result of the fire at Grenfell Tower in 2017. This article examines what is being done within building and fire regulations, in the wake of the disaster.
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