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Legal, Planning, Building Regs, BIM and CPD

Covering planning and building regulation updates that will affect you
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Practice

Objectives

How to design a new practice

To succeed with your start-up you need to apply the same rigour and diligence you would bring to any other design project right from the outset, says Simon Foxell

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Commercial work is leading the way in 2015

The RIBA’s Future Trends survey has documented steady and consistent growth for UK architects, led by the commercial sector, says Adrian Dobson

pH+

‘Risky’ feasibility studies are paying off for us

Andy Puncher, co-director at pH+, on the opportunities of seemingly risky, speculative feasibility studies

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Planning

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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CPD

CPD: Zinc Building Envelopes

This CPD is sponsored by VMZINC. It aims to help specifiers gain knowledge about the use of zinc products in the construction process. This CPD explores the science behind the products and the benefits of using zinc.

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BIM

BIM

Survey results: use of BIM falls

The proportion of construction firms using BIM has dropped by six percentage points over the past 12 months, according to this year’s NBS National BIM Survey

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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

Digital edition

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AJ Specification, May 2015

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