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It’s National Fire Door Safety Week

22-Sep-2014 | By Geoff Wilkinson

The Regs: Geoff Wilkinson looks at specification of fire doors

Qatar World Cup 2022 Al Wakrah Stadium model 1

US critic apologises after Zaha sues over Qatar deaths article

26-Aug-2014 | By

American architecture critic who wrote allegedly defamatory article issues statement voicing regret over an ‘error’

Qatar World Cup 2022 Al Wakrah Stadium model 1

Ex-construction minister 'shocked' by Hadid's Qatar stance

28-Jul-2014 | By

Former construction minister Nick Raynsford has demanded Zaha Hadid use her influence to improve site conditions in Qatar following revelations that hundreds of workers have died building World Cup projects in the Gulf state


We need to protect our historic buildings

16-Jun-2014 | By Geoff Wilkinson

The Regs: The fire at the Mac is a clarion call to protect our precious historic buildings


Concerns are growing about a disconnect between fire safety design assumptions and performance in real-life situations

12-May-2014 | By Geoff Wilkinson

The Regs: Geoff Wilkinson examines the move towards evacuation lifts in tall building fire escape strategies


Council installs 'eyesore' ramp at family home

20-Feb-2014 | By Max Thompson

A family has been left ‘horrified’ by a council’s decision to install a ten-level, £40,000 metal ramp in their front garden

Generic plans

Cameron claims victory in bonfire of the Building Regulations

27-Jan-2014 | By

Prime minister David Cameron has boasted about plans to boost housebuilding by cutting 100 overlapping and ‘confusing’ standards for new homes

Barney housing development by Mole Architects, built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3

MPs urge government not to scrap Code for Sustainable Homes

20-Nov-2013 | By

A group of MPs has urged the government to reconsider plans to scrap the Code for Sustainable Homes

What you need to know about changes to Part L

17-Oct-2013 | By Geoff Wilkinson

Last week at BRE’s Part L launch event, DCLG announced how the 6 per cent and 9 per cent uplifts in the 2013 Part L (for England) will be implemented

Don Foster

Cabinet reshuffle: Don Foster leaves DCLG Video

7-Oct-2013 | By

Don Foster has left his role as communities minister to become the Liberal Democrats’ chief whip


It’s National Fire Door Safety Week

22-Sep-2014 | By Geoff Wilkinson

The Regs: Geoff Wilkinson looks at specification of fire doors


Architects must resist client pressure to certify beyond the scope of their involvement

15-Sep-2014 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: Mark Klimt writes on liability for architects’ certificates

Richard Rogers

Rogers hits out at garden cities proposals

9-Sep-2014 | By

Richard Rogers has reiterated his calls for the government to focus building on brownfield land rather than build new garden cities

Garden City plan as proposed by Urbed

Housing minister slams Wolfson Garden Cities prize-winner

4-Sep-2014 | By Tim Clark

Brandon Lewis has given a withering response to URBED’s Wolfson prize winning plan, comparing it to New Labour’s ‘failed examples of top-down eco-towns’

Shelter and PRP\'s shortlisted proposal

Wolfson Prize: 40 Garden Cities needed to solve housing crisis

28-Aug-2014 | By Tim Clark

Plans by the three of the five finalists vying for this year’s Wolfson Economics Prize propose building up to 40 new garden cities to solve the housing crisis