Tag : independent review of building regulations and fire safety
“Earth shattering” amendments that will dramatically reshape building safety standards and how they are enforced should not be expected during the course of 2019, the chief executive of the Specialist Engineering Contractors (SEC) Group has said.
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 Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group has welcomed conclusions within the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety that has linked delayed payments in the construction supply chain with wider bad behaviours around standards compliance.
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has launched a consultation for a Fire Safety Plan of Work intended to clarify roles and responsibilities during every stage of a building’s lifecycle.
Government will establish a Joint Regulators’ Group to trial components of a new regulatory system for building safety as part of its latest response to the Hackitt review of existing standards and legislation.
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.
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.
October’s H&V News considers the most effective next steps for the HVAC industry in responding to the Grenfell Tower fire and the subsequent review of building regulations undertaken by Dame Judith Hackitt.
June’s H&V News went to press as the final report of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety was published, setting out a direction for reform of the existing regulatory framework that it concluded was overly complex.
A new UK building safety regulator and the introduction of stronger sanctions on bad practice are among key proposals of a major new government consultation on construction.