Health and Safety
What to consider to ensure the health and safety of yourself and others on construction projects. Tap into specialist insight and analysis on Health and Safety from NBS.
Most of a building’s problems can be traced to moisture. It causes wood to decay, concrete to crack, fungus to grow, metals to corrode, pipes to burst (from the cycle of freezing and thawing), and it damages and discolours interior finishes. Understand moisture and you can prevent damp occuring.
The essential guide to risk management planning - vital not only for business and financial purposes, but for health and safety reasons too.
Employers have a responsibility when it comes to providing personal protective equipment (and ensuring it is appropriately used) in the workplace. Here we outline some of the key considerations when thinking about PPE.
David Percy from the University of Salford applies mathematical principles to car park design. Crunching the numbers he suggests some design recommendations that could make parking the car a lot less painful.
We explore the concept of corporate social responsibility as it pertains to the construction industry and the benefits of adopting a socially responsible mind-set.
With unprecedented quantities of data now available on public assets, development plans, road usage and traffic flow a new contest is looking for digital solutions to age-old problems associated with roadworks.
Lift shafts put a dampener on our architectural ambitions so what if lifts could travel horizontally and vertically? thyssenkrupp have unveiled a vision of the future Wonka would be proud of.
Guy Keulemans, Associate lecturer at UNSW Sydney, explores the problem of steel reinforcement, known as rebar, concealed within concrete structures.
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations are to designed to ensure full accountability when it comes to health and safety responsibilites on construction projects. Find out more about the CDM regulations, with a focus on roles and responsibilities, in the final part of our series.
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations are to designed to ensure full accountability when it comes to health and safety responsibilites on construction projects. Find out more about the CDM regulations and what's changed in the first of a two-part guide.
We explore fire extinguishers and similar firefighting equipment. How fire extinguishers are colour coded and what kinds of fires different types of extinguisher can be used on.
A round-up of the gas safety regulations and guidance for those involved in residential development.