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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.


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31 July 2017 | by

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.

29 March 2016 | by

A round-up of the gas safety regulations and guidance for those involved in residential development.

20 October 2016 | by

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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05 November 2015 | by

Domestic consumer units must meet the requirements of the IET Wiring Regulations Seventeenth Edition Amendment 3 with effect from 1 January 2016.

20 August 2015 | by

Updates to Approved Documents from October will see the introduction of some ‘optional’ levels of performance, regional variations, and some requirements dictated by Local Planning Authorities.

01 June 2015 | by

The proposed Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 (CDM) came into effect on 6 April 2015.

01 May 2015 | by

Rob Manning, Government Soft Landings Lead, BIM Task Group, looks at what should be considered when completing Level 2 BIM.

01 April 2015 | by

A raft of changes have been made to the England regulations and their Approved Documents (ADs) as of March 2015. Here we summarise the key changes.

01 April 2015 | by

We live in a world defined by standards - we take a look at their impact and advantages with emphasis on practical examples.

01 June 2014 | by

Stefan Mordue looks at proposed changes to the Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM).

01 May 2014 | by

Approved Document Part L Conservation of fuel and power has been updated. The latest – 2013 – versions came into force in April 2014 and this programme gives you a heads-up on some of the key technical changes.

01 March 2014 | by

An update on the status of references to Eurocodes in NBS.

01 March 2014 | by

This article reviews the recent and forthcoming 2014 updates to Building Regulations across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

01 March 2014 | by

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.

01 September 2013 | by

Huw Evans explores the manin changes in the 2013 edition of Approved Document M.

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