Lighting up the gallery: daylighting in arts institutions

Advanced techniques in lighting analysis are allowing designers to reintroduce daylighting into galleries without damaging the exhibits or causing visual discomfort to those viewing them. Max Fordham’s Nick Cramp highlights the benefits

Back in control: making savings with BMS optimisation

The optimisation of HVAC controls for a Croydon office has reduced energy use by 28% over nine months, resulting in a £171,000 saving in operational energy costs. REsustain’s Annie Marston describes how CO2 was slashed for a minimal capital cost

Building decarbonisation through sustainable climate control

Decarbonisation of the built environment is now essential if we are to reach net zero by 2050. Matteo Dall’Ombra, product manager commercial at Daikin, explains how advances in climate control technology, including Daikin’s VRV 5 Heat Recovery solution, can help achieve these goals

All change: the key requirements of the Golden Thread

The proposal for a Golden Thread of information was a headline of Dame Judith Hackitt’s review of building safety. Delivering the Golden Thread for a project also requires close attention to any changes to the design during construction. Hywel Davies explains the key elements of new regulations that come into force on 1st October.

Building Regulations update: notices for work

The Building Regulations (Amendments etc) (England) Regulations 2023 introduce new rules for the deposit of plans. They apply to all building work and they come into force on 1st October. Hywel Davies explains the new requirements and procedures

Building Regulations update: role of Accountable Persons

New regulations come into force on 1 October for management of higher risk buildings under Part 4 of the Building Safety Act 2022. Hywel Davies explains howAccountable Persons will need to develop the building safety case required by the new regulations

Building Regulations update: duties and competence

The Building Regulations (Amendments etc) (England) Regulations 2023 insert a new Part 2A into the Building Regulations 2010. This has requirements on clients to appoint designers and contractors who are competent and new duties for clients, designers and contractors. Hywel Davies explains the new requirements coming into force on October 1

Building Regulations updates: competence and compliance

The Building Safety Act paved the way for new regulations on buildings and the duties and competence of those who procure, design and build them, and for suppliers of the products and materials from which they are built. Hywel Davies summarises the various new and amended regulations that come into force on 1 October.