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Three Tips to Make Sure You Get Building...

Sarah Chilcott, Managing Director of Planning Portal, offers tips for getting building control approval the first time Most construction work is subject to approval by building regulations, and failure to comply can prove costly, both economically and as a waste of time better spent completing your project. These essential tips should help get building control […]

Maharashtra relaxes planning standards f...

The Department of Urban Development (UD) headed by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, which established rules for the mass regularization of unauthorized buildings in urban belts, has relaxed several standards governing construction activities for this purpose. The minimum setback or distance a building must maintain from a street has been halved to regularize hundreds of unauthorized […]

Architects worry about urban design in B...

Saying that the new code will lead to monotony. Bozeman, Montana is done with Quonset huts. “The city has a long history of using strong materials,” urban planner Tom Rogers said recently. Told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, referencing the city’s efforts to update its unified development code, which recently came under fire from a group […]

CDA revamps building control mechanisms

ISLAMABAD: In an effort to control and regularize illegal construction in the city, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) is devising a new mechanism to exercise its building regulations. The regulations would be applicable in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) and would particularly focus on housing schemes that are outside the CDA schemes. Previously, due to […]