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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
Last amended on 14 August 2017

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.

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

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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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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.

07 October 2011 | by

This programme takes a look at the key concepts from the 17th edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations.

17 July 2011 | by

Parts L, J, F and G of the Building Regulations Approved Documents have been amended. From October 2010, energy efficiency standards, improved ventilation rates and significant carbon reduction criteria are mandatory. Domestic properties must also reduce their average water use by 10 per cent. Presented by the main authors of the Approved Documents and other leading experts in the field, this programme explains the key issues to be aware of and the various methods of compliance.

17 July 2011 | by

This programme investigates the recent changes to BS 8300 'Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people'. BS 8300:2009 is a full amendment to the 2001 version, and includes changes brought about by active lobbying from disability groups.

17 July 2011 | by

BS EN 1991, Eurocode 1: Actions on Structures provides information and guidance on all the actions that it's usually necessary to consider in the design of buildings and civil engineering structures.

17 July 2011 | by

This programme looks at the roles and responsibilities of Approved Inspectors, how they differ from Building Control Officers, and the relative benefits of each.

17 July 2011 | by

This programme looks at the major concepts behind BS EN 1990 and considers some of the most innovative aspects of the code.

17 July 2011 | by

Eurocode 2 is the new standard for the design of concrete structures. It has been hailed as a robust and rigorous design code, taking a less prescriptive approach to design.

17 July 2011 | by

Eurocode 7 is Europe's first geotechnical design code to share a common philosophy with the design methodology for structures.

17 July 2011 | by

The amended Building Regulations Approved Document L: 'Conservation of fuel and power' (coming into force in October 2010) will impose significant improvements in the energy efficiency standards of new domestic and non-domestic buildings and reduce carbon footprints of existing homes. This programme provides a snapshot of the likely changes and obligations to look out for.

17 July 2011 | by

The Eurocodes are a new set of European structural design codes for building and civil engineering works. Conceived and developed over the past 30 years, they are arguably the most advanced structural codes in the world.

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This programme takes a look at principles of fire safety, along with common problems and solutions, but with a particular emphasis on passive fire protection that works through the compartmentation of buildings.

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