Construction

9 June 2020

FAQs on the Building Safety Fund - act now for assistance in replacing non-ACM cladding

Frequently Asked Questions on the Building Safety Fund

Tom Beak

28 January 2020

The end of nil-valuations for high-rises?

Last month, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), The Building Societies Association (BSA) and UK Finance agreed a new industry-wide valuation process for buildings more than six storeys high.

Vanessa Rhodes

9 July 2019

What are the key legal issues affecting construction documents for data centre projects?

The value of the UK’s data economy is over £70 billion and this is only set to increase.  Digital Realty’s “The Data Economy Report 2018” estimates that there is a further £50 billion of untapped potential in this part of the UK economy.

Robert Read

21 December 2018

A ban on combustible cladding; a Joint Regulators Group; a new health and safety test for architects - The Hackitt Report six months on

In construction, “underpinning” is the process of strengthening the foundation of an existing structure in order to provide stability in cases where the original foundation is not strong enough. In respect of building safety, the Hackitt Report seeks to change the ethos of the industry by strengthening the existing foundations and introducing new ideas to build upon them.

Luke Gregory

29 November 2018

“Improving transparency and integrity of information”- The impact of the Golden Thread on Principal Designers and Principal Contractors

In my previous blog, I concluded my review of how the roles and responsibilities of the key CDM duty holders may be applied to Higher Risk Residential Buildings (“HRRBs”). In this blog, I will explore the Hackitt Report’s recommendation for the introduction of a ‘golden thread’ of quality building information and what that means for Principal Designers and Principal Contractors.

Luke Gregory

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