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Why did Building Control mark flammable ...

Published: 08:53 March 29, 2021 Update: 10:06 am March 29, 2021 A “race to the bottom” means buildings with fire safety flaws have been declared safe, experts say. Building inspections to check whether buildings meet the stricter post-Grenfell rules reveal that many did not even meet the old pre-Grenfell standards, let alone the new ones. […]

Sindh Buildings Control Authority Eases ...

RESIDENCE > Local Requests typically take 30 days SAMAA | Web desktop – Posted: March 29, 2021 | Last update: 10 months ago Posted: March 29, 2021 | Last update: 10 months ago Workers work at a construction site in Karachi, Pakistan, February 25, 2016. Photo: AFP The Sindh Building Control Authority has made the […]

Open call: FLORENC 21 – International Ur

Open call: FLORENC 21 – International Urban Design Competition, Prague – Czech Republic ONplan To share To share Facebook Twitter pinterest WhatsApp To post Or Florenc is a district located about 1 km east of Prague’s Old Town Square. Its present character is shaped by the transport infrastructure, including a bus station, a railway […]

Jimboomba Central wins double for best u...

Councilor Scott Bannan (Division 9) at the award-winning Jimboomba Central Mall today. A mall in the heart of Jimboomba that uses smart and practical design has won a double at the Logan Urban Design Awards (LUDA). A record number of entries have been received for the awards, which recognize the best in urban design that […]

Request a Building Control Inspection

Where notification is received by 3.00pm (weekdays) and an inspection is required for work to proceed, our aim is to carry out the site inspection the next working day. The area building control surveyor will call you before visiting the site, with an approximate time of the visit. Your […]

Urban Design Award Won by City Staff for...

By Kirk Winter March 24, 2021 Logie Park continues to impress. Mayor Andy Letham said the Ontario Parks Association has recognized city employee Jenn Johnson for her role in spearheading the innovative redevelopment of the park. Johnson received an urban design award from the provincial association that reviews parks and park design across Ontario. The […]

Urban Design Neighborhoods and Overlays ...

Throughout the city of Fort Worth, there are various design districts in which design is regulated by standards and guidelines. Urban Design Districts play a crucial role in the economic and physical revitalization of private and public spaces in Fort Worth. Existing Urban Design Neighborhoods Certificate of Relevance Before applying for a building permit, you […]

Planned 4% rise in building control fees...

Government rolls back changes due to ‘construction pressure’ A planned 4% increase in fees and charges for building checks has been delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Changes to building control regulations were due to be discussed in Tynwald this week. However, the government withheld the change due to the ‘pressures’ facing the construction […]

Inside Housing – News – Government asks

Building control bodies have been instructed by the government to review their assessments of a widely used Kingspan insulation product after the company withdrew fire safety test reports. The aftermath of a safety test involving K15 carried out in 2017 (Pictured: Grenfell Tower inquiry) dividing lines Building control bodies have been instructed by the government […]

Letter to building control bodies and fi...

Building insulation manufacturer Kingspan confirmed as part of the Grenfell Tower investigation that it had withdrawn three test reports of exterior wall systems, including its K15 phenolic foam insulation product. The three retracted tests relate to the K15 with cement particle board (2005); K15 with “standard” quality HPL (2014) and K15 with terracotta tiles (2014). […]

Building Control ‘forced’ to certify Gre

A local authority building control officer said he was “pressed” by Kingspan and a representative body to provide a certificate for a combustible insulation product used during the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower, the inquest heard. Herefordshire building control officer David Jones told last Thursday’s hearing he was under pressure to ‘find a way’ to approve […]

Urban design approach is stifling constr...

Attempts to improve urban design in Christchurch are blamed for delaying construction of apartments and townhouses and driving up prices. The city’s property developers are urging the authorities to adopt objective and clear planning rules so that they can build what residents need at affordable prices. James Cooney, director of Wolfbrook Property Group, which is […]

Inside Housing – News – Building control

News04.03.216:20 p.m. GMTby Dominic Brady Kingspan tricked a local council building control inspector into obtaining a certificate wrongly identifying one of its products as suitable for use on high-rise buildings, the Grenfell Tower inquiry heard. David Jones, appearing before the inquest via video, signed Kingspan’s LABC certificate dividing lines The company whose insulation was used […]