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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Eurocode 3 is the new standard for the design of steel structures. It is wider in scope than other Eurocodes due to the diversity of steel structures, the range of design options and the possible slenderness of construction. This programme mainly concentrates upon building structures and the first part of Eurocode 3.
The Building Regulations Approved Document G: ‘Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency’ came into force in April 2010. Together with the Code for Sustainable Homes, it ensures a reduction in water use, sets standards for water quality and promotes the safety of hot water systems.
The Building Regulations Approved Document L: ‘Conservation of fuel and power’ has been amended. From October 2010, work to existing stock, new build, domestic and non-domestic buildings have to significantly improve their energy efficiency standards and reduce their carbon footprint.