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Building a Safer Future - next steps

The Government have today announced an Implementation Plan for the future of fire safety in high rise residential buildings following Dame Judith Hackitt's report published earlier this year. Along with the implementation plan there was also a call for evidence on future changes to Approved Document B, Amendments to Approved Document B and a response on the earlier consultation on the use of 'desktop' studies. Links to all of these are below: Building a Safer Future – Implementation Plan Technical Review of Approved Document B of the Building Regulations – A Call for Evidence Amendments to Approved Document B, Volumes 1 & 2 Consultation response on Assessments in Lieu of Tests

C3 join ACAI

We're really pleased to announced that we have joined ACAI (Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors). The ACAI represent the majority of Approved Inspectors, they promote AI's as qualified and experienced private sector building control professionals and consultancies who can help developers, designers and contractors achieve Building Regulations approval on almost any construction project – from extensions and one-off homes to large commercial office developments and infrastructure projects. Being a member also helps us pledge our support to proposals for the future of building control that provides the independence, competence and capacity that the industry and public need and deserv

The ‘ban’ of combustible materials in high rise construction

The tragic events at Grenfell Tower on the 14th June 2017 put building regulation and fire safety under a level of scrutiny that has not been seen for a generation. For years the Government has driven an agenda of deregulation seeking to minimise burden on business. Now all eyes are focused on the Government to announce the shape of the future regulatory system following the Independent Review of Building Regulations - Building a Safer Future Report or Hackitt Report as it has come to be known. Up until now there has been relatively little in the way change. Sure, we’ve had been a number of consultations covering the use of desktop studies, clarifications to Approved Document B and the use o

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