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Planning delays threaten 5G progress in ...

Matone Ditlhake, CEO of Corridor Africa Technologies. While 5G promises to bring unprecedented speed and coverage to South Africa, those at the forefront of rolling out the necessary infrastructure are set back years by regulators and slow communications. process in planning departments. With wireless traffic volumes set to increase 1,000 times over the next decade, […]

Development Management Specialist (Tier ...

Specialist (Level 1) Development Management (Planning Officer) Permanent full time Job Grade: G Salary £29,268 – £33,770 Vacancy number MDC001681 Site: Offering new flexible ways of working agile with Council offices based in Princes Road, Maldon available as needed. Hours: Up to 37 hours per week (possibility of job sharing / part-time hours) The description […]

Building Control Body Allowed Kingspan I...

A building control body has continued to allow the use of Kingspan combustible insulation on high-rise buildings despite its certificate describing it as ‘waste’. Wednesday’s hearing of the Grenfell Inquiry showed a series of emails between National House Building Council (NHBC) staff about Kingspan’s K15 insulation in the years leading up to the 2017 fire. […]

Building control body joked about ‘hot’

A former chief executive of a building control body has joked that the issuance of a misleading certificate for a combustible insulation product used on Grenfell Tower has been ‘burning for a LONG TIME’. Lorna Stimpson was referring to a certificate issued by the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) for Kingspan’s K15 insulation which incorrectly […]

Building control body sought sponsorship...

A building control body ignored repeated warnings about a ‘misleading’ certificate for a Kingspan combustible insulation product while seeking a sponsorship deal with the company, the Grenfell inquiry heard. Local Authority Building Control (LABC), which represents municipal building control inspectors, had granted Kingspan’s K15 insulation a certificate stating that it was ‘limited combustibility’. The phenolic […]

Award Nomination for NMD Building Contro...

The joint North Devon and Mid Devon District Council building control team has been nominated by their clients for a prestigious national award. NMD Building Control is proud to be nominated for the Building Control Team of the Year category in the LABC (Local Authority Building Control) Building Excellence Awards. LABC represents all local authority […]

The Role of Building Control in Hazardou...

Unsafe structures can arise due to neglected buildings, poorly executed construction work, extreme weather events, and many other causes. LABC explores the role building control teams play in combating dangerous structures Building control is a professional discipline that works behind the scenes as part of the wider building design and construction team to help ensure […]

Windsor & Maidenhead leave Wokingham Bui

The Royal Borough will separate from a building control service shared with a neighboring local authority for internal service. The internal building control department performs building inspections and checks important features while work or block alterations are taking place in homes or commercial premises. These cover the structure of a building and fire safety. READ […]

Inside Housing – News – Hundreds of buil

The number of building control inspectors employed by councils has fallen by 27.4% over the past decade, according to new research by Inside the housing reveals. Image: Getty dividing lines The number of building control inspectors employed by councils has fallen by 27.4% over the past decade, new research from @insidehousing reveals #UKhousing Freedom of […]

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. […]

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 […]

How to Create a Building Control App

Not sure how to create a building control app? Take a look at this guide from building warranty experts, Garantie Premier What is a building control app? If you plan to carry out construction work as defined in Article 3 of the Building Regulations, a building control will be necessary. The building screening process ensures […]

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 […]

Urban design practice lands Oxford Stree...

The local authority has named the City of London urban and practical design of the public domain as the ‘design custodian’ for the Oxford Street District initiative. Publica was brought in to ensure a cohesive approach to over 100 individual projects within the overall program, including two new public squares at Oxford Circus. The contract […]

Task Force Presents Proposals for Regula...

LEADERSHIP BODIES from across the building control industry have joined forces in the Future of Building Control Task Force to develop eleven key recommendations for the future oversight and regulation of the profession and, in fact, building control organizations themselves. The working group is made up of representatives from the Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors, […]

ICW Building Control Obtains ISO 9001 Ac...

ICW Building Control, part of the ICW Group, has received ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Certification This internationally recognized ISO 9001:2015 quality management certification ensures that ICW Building Control’s services meet the needs of its customers through an effective quality management system. The decision to seek ISO 9001:2015 accreditation demonstrates the building control specialists’ continued commitment […]

UK industry groups call for building con...

A group of UK industry bodies are calling for reform of the country’s building control system to ensure that building control professionals and the bodies they work for are competent and efficient. Recommendations include new unified building control legislation and an independent body to oversee professional registration and organizational audits. The call comes as the […]

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 […]

Building control ‘at crisis point’ as in

An industry trade body said building control was at a ‘crisis point’ with building inspectors being forced to stop work due to a lack of insurance cover. A spokesman for the Association of Consultants Accredited Inspectors (ACAI), which represents private building inspection bodies, said: ‘Legal regulations on professional indemnity and liability insurance are currently excessively […]

Inside Housing – News – Major building c

The National House Building Council (NHBC) has stopped accepting a controversial way to clear the coating for use on buildings. Image: Getty dividing lines Building control officers no longer accept office studies #ukhousing In response to the Grenfell Tower fire, NHBC, which claims to carry out building screening services for 80% of new homes built, […]

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 […]

Our guide to building control and buildi...

What is Building Control? The building control system exists to ensure that buildings are properly designed and constructed to ensure the health, safety, well-being and convenience of the people who use them. Building control regulates the construction of buildings so that they meet the standards set out in the building regulations. What are building regulations? […]