Standards and Regulations
Ensure your projects meet the relevant standards and regulations and stay-up-to-date with the latest changes and their effects. Tap into specialist insight and analysis on standards and regulations from NBS.
Uniclass 2015 is a dynamic classification for the construction industry. Our latest update features new codes and minor amends to existing codes across six classification tables with some major additions to the Activities table.
Introducing BS 8536-2: 2016. A new addition to the BIM Level 2 suite of documents gives recommendations for briefing for design and construction in relation to energy, telecommunication, transport, water and other utilities’ infrastructure to ensure that design takes into account the expected performance of the asset in use over its planned operational life.
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We explore a number of technical changes and new requirements following the latest revisions to the Scottish Building Standards and Technical Handbooks, which came into force in October 2013.
This article reviews the recent and forthcoming 2014 updates to Building Regulations across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The revised versions of Approved Document K and P come into force in April 2013. These documents have been rewritten, simplified and remodelled to Plain English standards and incorporate several new items. This programme will explain the changes and examine several of the new diagrams and explain slight shifts in technical guidance. It will also clarify the intentions behind the changes. We will look at some common misconceptions and failures in compliance with regard to these two Approved Documents.
Building regulation powers were devolved to Wales on 31 December 2011. We explore the impact on Building regulations powers.
This programme investigates the anticipated new Approved Document G on Sanitation, hot water efficiency and water efficiency, as well as the Water Efficiency Calculator, both of which are devised to monitor the amount of water used in a typical dwelling house.