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Legal, Planning, Building Regs, BIM and CPD

Covering planning and building regulation updates that will affect you
professionally and financially


Simone de Gale

'The Stephen Lawrence Trust propelled me as an architect'

Simone de Gale, 33, is one of the first Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust alumni to set up their own architectural practice


September Future Trends: Scotland now leading the way on workloads

The RIBA Workload Index for September remains buoyant. But could there be trouble ahead in the housing association sector? asks Adrian Dobson


Number of black and ethnic minority architects drops

The number of black and ethnic minority architectural professionals (BAME) fell by 9.4 per cent last year, according to new research

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RCKa Cottage

Playing the planning system

When an application to replace a cottage was rejected, RCKa found that an anomaly in permitted development rules provided the key to giving its clients the home they wanted

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Building Regulations

Tape measure

Changes to Part M - Access and Use of Buildings

Continuing the series looking at the October changes to Building Regs this month Geoff Wilkinson sets out the key changes to access to dwellings brought about by the government’s Housing Standards Review

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House of Vans skatepark waterloo

CPD: AJ Specification Live - Lighting

This CPD module follows the AJ Specification Live event in October. It aims to give architects the opportunity gain CPD credits for the knowledge gained during the five presentations.

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Health & Safety

Timber framed construction

Architect fined for safety breaches on timber frame scheme

Sunderland practice Mario Minchella Architects has been fined for safety failings in the construction of a new timber-framed care home in Helmington, County Durham

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AJ Specification, November 2015

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