Tag : Dame Judith Hackitt
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.
BESA has urged government to expand proposed reforms of fire and building safety to a wider range of high risks buildings than is presently being considered.
Ensuring a stronger enforcement and inspection regime for construction standards as called for in Dame Judith Hackitt’s review of building regulations will be a vital step to improve the sustainability of building services, the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has said.
The Construction Products Association (CPA) has extended a Call for Evidence of how information on products is made available to the supply chain until April 23 in order to get a wider number of industry voices on potential risks.
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.
Boiler manufacturer Intergas contends that the legislation brought in following Dame Judith Hackett’s Independent Review of the Building Regs, following the Grenfell fire, renders most flues for high-rise housing noncompliant.
The government has begun distributing a £400m fund that it has assigned to remove and replace aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding used in high-rise residential buildings owned by social landlords.
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.
The government has set out several key aims that it hopes will overhaul the quality of social housing in the UK. This will include the introduction of a stronger regulator and new standards on home quality that will determine factors such as energy efficient heating.
This month’s magazine finds broad concerns within the HVAC industry on an ongoing failure to have finalised arrangements for the UK’s future relationship with the EU if Brexit goes ahead as scheduled at the end of next month.