Derek Clements-Croome: an intelligent standpoint

The CIBSE Intelligent Buildings Group was founded in 2006 by Professor Derek Clements-Croome FCIBSE. He speaks to co-opted chair Dr Yangang Xing about how the group has evolved to meet the needs of building occupants and the wider environment

Gateway to safety: designing for the new building safety regime

As the Building Safety Act comes into law, the industry is facing the biggest reform of building control ever seen. With the HSE raising concerns about 50% of designs at the first planning gateway of the new safety regime, it’s clearly essential to get to grips with the changes now. Phil Lattimore reports

Joining the dots

We will emerge from lockdown to a sense of déjà vu. Covid-19 has not changed targets to cut carbon emissions by 2050 or the need to improve building safety. Hywel Davies considers how these ambitions interact

Tall order: fire safety guidance for façades

Following the ban on the use of combustible materials in some building façades, two industry bodies have come together to produce guidance on these legislative changes. Liza Young looks at the wider implications of the new regulations

What the Building Safety Bill means for construction

The Building Safety Bill sets the stage for the most fundamental reform of regulations relating to the construction and operation of buildings in two generations. Hywel Davies says it will lead to radical change for all