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Inside Housing – News – RBKC building co

Building control checks to assess whether the renovation of Grenfell Tower complied with building regulations included a series of ‘fundamental failures’, an expert witness to the inquest said. Beryl Menzies, expert witness in the Grenfell Inquiry (Picture: Grenfell Tower Inquiry) dividing lines Building control checks to assess whether the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower complied with […]

Sidewalk Labs launches machine learning ...

sidewalk labs recently published To dig, a generative design tool powered by machine learning (ML), which helps developers, architects, and urban planners design urban neighborhoods. ML algorithms can generate design concepts from minimal user input about project space and goals, while measuring the impact of each design choice. Delve works by creating and ranking urban […]

Planning survey in Andhra Pradesh finds ...

AMARAVATI: The Planning Department identified nearly 20,000 structures as unauthorized buildings in urban civic bodies statewide during a fortnightly investigation by field crews. The town planning department is preparing to send notices to the owners in order to obtain their clarifications and the payment of the fees required under the construction penalty scheme (RPB). Although […]

ANU’s ‘visionary’ master plan wins natio

news, latest news, The Australian National University’s master plan has won a national urban design award. The master plan was praised by the judges for guiding an “introverted college campus in a downtown neighborhood that reinstates one of the Griffins’ original ambitions in their plan for the nation’s capital.” The master plan is set to […]

Council building control manager denies ...

Last week the inquest into the 2017 blaze, which killed 72 people, heard that a member of the council’s building control team, Robert Albrow, had repeatedly raised concerns with officials regarding culture and workload. In an email Albrow sent to the council’s chief planning officer in the days following the fire, he wrote: ‘Don’t kid […]

Grenfell inquiry: Boss had ‘full faith’

The official responsible for overseeing the work of Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea building control surveyors said he had ‘full confidence’ in the inspector who approved the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower as worthy of a certificate of compliance. John Allen told the Grenfell Tower Inquiry hearing on Monday that he did not believe his […]

Collaborating with Tempe to Harmonize Ur...

From afternoon siestas sheltered by grass huts in Thailand to cultural celebrations enabled by sacred temples around the world, Wanda Dalla Costa has seen how dozens of countries have found ways to reconcile architecture and cultural preservation. “I saw traditional environments that were still intact,” said Dalla Costa, Institute professor at The Design School and […]

Inside Housing – News – RBKC building co

News05.10.206:00 p.m. GMTby Dominic Brady Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) building control officer John Allen has denied accusations of a ‘culture of bullying’ in his department at the time of the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower, the inquest heard . John Allen was responsible for building control at the RBKC during the refurbishment of […]

Botcha says planning reforms in Andhra P...

By Express press service VIJAYAWADA: The Minister of Municipal Administration and Urban Development, Botcha Satyanarayana, said that the reforms in the planning department and the changes in the building regulations will allow transparency of public services, in addition to bringing them to people’s door. He added that to fight corruption at all levels, all services […]

People-Friendly Planning Services – The

By Express press service VIJAYAWADA: In an effort to bring more transparency and make services “more user-friendly”, the Municipal and Urban Development Authority (MAUD) has made changes to the procedures of the Urban Planning Wing of the Urban Development Authorities (UDA ) and urban local authorities (ULB). These include the distribution of an online building […]

Budget cuts have left Grenfell’s buildin

John Hoban, a senior surveyor, said his workload had increased dramatically after the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) building control service lost almost half of its staff to lockdown measures. austerity. Hoban also revealed that the department’s special projects team had been disbanded, meaning ordinary surveyors were asked to take on more complicated […]