Tag : Dame Judith Hackitt
The industry’s calls to define a clear direction for leaving the EU, while fully avoiding the ‘worst case-scenario’ of a no-deal withdrawal will continue for at least several more months with an additional New Year Brexit extension agreed and a General Election set for 12 December.
The government has appointed Dame Judith Hackitt as an independent advisor in its work to introduce a new building safety regulator.
Commitments to push for the formation of a new building safety regulator by Secretary of State for Housing, Local Government and Communities Robert Jenrick have been welcomed by BESA as an example of a cross-party political consensus for drastic post-Grenfell reforms.
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.
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.
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 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.
Establishing a statutory ‘Construction Improvement Authority’ for the UK is among drastic changes needed to address significant failings in standards across the HVAC sector.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Independent Review of Building Regulations launched following the Grenfell Tower fire has demanded radical regulatory reform of how buildings are designed, built and maintained, with the government committing to seek advice on how best to ensure “meaningful” change.
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.
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.
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