How Building Control has Adapted since Covid-19

16th August 2021

COVID-19 has undoubtedly affected the built environment. Jane Keely, Director of Assent Building Control, takes part in a Podcast series with the University College of Estate Management, looking at how Building Control has adapted to these changes and challenges.

How is Building Control changing in the Covid-19 era and beyond?

Jane Keely, Director of Assent Building Control, speaks to the events and communications manager at the University College of Estate Management, Hannah Peck, on their fifth episode of a podcast series looking at how COVID-19 has affected built environment sector.

From building hospitals and changing flammable cladding to navigating Brexit, construction during the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t come without its challenges.

An increase in home extensions and renovation projects have resulted in a shortage of competent approved inspectors in the industry. Jane Keely wants to change this by encouraging young people and women into the built environment sector by appointing degree level apprentices and mentoring at Assent Building Control.

In terms of buildings, insulating tight and ventilating right will be more critical than ever in spaces such as classrooms and pubs going forward. She also states that investment in technology and remote inspections will become more prevalent in the industry. Suggesting some inspections definitely still do need a person there on-site to assess the conditions of the ground, but remote inspections will become more common place.

You can listen to the podcast on the UCEM Webpage If you’d like to discuss how Assent can support your building projects in 2021, please get in touch.


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