Regulations review: how much, how soon?

CIBSE believes substantial changes to Building Regulations Part L are required to achieve real and significant energy and carbon savings, says the Institution’s Julie Godefroy

A duty of care?

The collapse of a wall in Edinburgh, the Grenfell Tower fire and the heatwave have put UK building regulations in the spotlight. Now, the Equalities and Human Rights Commission has joined the debate. Hywel Davies explains

A sense of purpose

While government is preoccupied with Brexit, two key advisory bodies have called for decisive action to deliver new infrastructure and renewable energy, and to meet future carbon-reduction targets, says Hywel Davies

What went wrong with smoke ventilation at Grenfell Tower

The Grenfell Tower fire-safety investigation report found faults with the building’s smoke-extract system, among other failures. Liza Young finds out what went wrong, and what the industry can do to prevent a similar disaster