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New regulations should push cut-price plan-drawers out of the market

17-Feb-2015 | By Geoff Wilkinson

The new CDM Regulations coming into force in six weeks’ time will affect projects of all sizes and scope, warns Geoff Wilkinson

Timber framed construction

Safety first when designing timber-framed construction projects

14-Jan-2015 | By Geoff Wilkinson

The HSE’s new policy on timber frame construction places responsibility for fire safety within the design phase, warns Geoff Wilkinson


The government is now consulting on UK housing standards

27-Oct-2014 | By Geoff Wilkinson

The Regs: Geoff Wilkinson explains current proposals for changes to regulations on space standards and security


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

Carlton Tavern

Developer demolishes historic London pub

10-Apr-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Westminster City Council is seeking legal advice after a developer demolished a 1920s public house which was due to be recommended for listing


Proper planning and strong leadership will avoid playground spat

11-Mar-2015 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: School commissions carry a heightened risk, not least because the client body is likely to be disparate and divided in its views, writes Mark Klimt

Projection of Ian Simpson Architects scheme for Library Walk Link

SimpsonHaugh’s Library Walk wins night-time closure battle

9-Mar-2015 | By

Controversial plans to close Manchester’s Library Walk between 10pm and 6am have been approved by the Planning Inspectorate

Boris has ‘serious concerns’ over planning system

Boris has ‘serious concerns’ over planning system

3-Mar-2015 | By Robyn Wilson

London mayor Boris Johnson said he has ‘serious concerns’ about the UK’s planning system

Lee Mallett

Lee Mallett: 'Planning and politics rarely mix happily'

19-Feb-2015 | By Lee Mallett

Ahead of next week’s debate The Politics of Planning, director of Urbik Lee Mallett explains why planning is a ‘minefield for politicians’