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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

More Homes, Better Homes

New housing standards will fail if not in the Regs, say architects

30-Aug-2013 | By

Trimmed-down housing standards will be ‘open to abuse’ if applied voluntarily and not embedded in Building Regulations, say architects

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Campaigners slam changes to Part L in Wales

16-Aug-2013 | By

Campaign groups have raised concern that Wales’ watered down building regulations could threaten zero carbon targets

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Knock nothing down, unless it’s physically dangerous

1-Aug-2014 | By William Alsop

Planning portal: Localism isn’t creating the homes we need – so let’s try planning-free zones, writes Will Alsop

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Obituary: Peter Hall (1932 – 2014)

31-Jul-2014 | By

Planner, urbanist, geographer and ‘intellectual giant’ Peter Hall has died aged 82

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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

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Housing minister hits back at RIBA demand to build on green belt

24-Jul-2014 | By

The government’s new housing and planning minister, Brandon Lewis, has dismissed the RIBA’s call to build more new homes ‘on the unloved parts of the green belt’

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Clients are referring architects to the ARB for misconduct to avoid paying up

21-Jul-2014 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: The ARB is unlikely to welcome being used by clients as a means of avoiding indebtedness, writes Mark Klimt