Tag : independent review of building regulations and fire safety
A review of current rules governing the planning, design, construction, maintenance, refurbishment and change management for both new and existing buildings is included among the final terms of reference for a new independent review announced following the Grenfell Tower fire.
The deadline for responses to a consultation on the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety has closed as planned last week with its final recommendations expected to be published on schedule next spring
Initial findings from the Independent review of building regulations and fire safety launched following the Grenfell Tower fire call for a “universal shift in culture” to rebuild resident trust in how high-rise properties are built and operate.
Dame Judith Hackitt has said there is widespread consensus within the construction industry of the need for radical reform of the current broken regulatory system for high-rise and complex buildings.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) expects to unveil a preferred candidate by July to oversee the new Gas Safe Register contract, with the first stage of its ongoing retender process expected to close on February 14.
2018 is set to be a significant year of change for building and safety regulations, as well energy efficiency standards, requiring new approaches to training individuals to meet industry needs.
The Heating and Hot Water Industry Council (HHIC) has issued new consumer guidance it hopes will build awareness around using Gas Safe engineers and the best industry practice that can be expected when servicing a boiler.
The final report of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety that was launched following the Grenfell Tower fire is on course to be published during May this year, according to the Construction Products Association (CPA).
BESA will hold its second annual conference in London on November 1 with payment reform, Brexit and the technical implications of the soon to be published findings of a major review of building regulations expected to dominate proceedings.
Recommendations from Dame Judith Hackitt for a drastic overhaul of construction standards and improved integration of existing safety functions have been welcomed by a range of industry bodies and professional associations as a “once in a generation” opportunity.