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Building control ‘on the brink of disast

The Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors (ACAI), which represents the majority of private building inspectors in the UK, said the industry is facing job losses and major project delays. Private home inspectors must hold professional indemnity and liability insurance to trade in the UK. However, following the Grenfell Tower fire, insurers are limiting cover, so […]

Superblocs – Urban design for communitie

It’s a normal Monday morning when residents of Barcelona’s Poblenou neighborhood leave their homes and start a new working week. The streets previously occupied by vehicles are empty and it’s a short walk to the nearest bus stop. This is “superblock” city living, an experiment in giving the streets back to the communities. […]

Inside Housing – Insight – Fall of an in

A large home inspection firm has filed for bankruptcy as an insurance crisis grips the industry. Luc Barratt explains what this means for those involved in building new homes. Photo by Alamy dividing lines A home inspection firm is on the verge of collapse as an insurance crisis engulfs the industry. @lukewbarratt explains #ukhousing Why […]

China can learn from Australian urban de...

By 2017, 58% of Chinese lived in cities. This is much lower than the 79% for Western Europe and the 86% for Australia, but China is experiencing very rapid urbanization, as shown in the graph below. It’s expected 70% of the Chinese population will live in cities between 2035 and 2045. Source: OWID based on […]