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Taking the First Step in a Career in Building Control

Saturday 12 February 2022

As part of National Apprenticeship week, Planning & Building Control Today spoke to Building Control apprentice Charlotte Turner about her experience so far on Assent’s Degree Apprenticeship programme.

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Meeting Building Regulations in Heritage Buildings

Wednesday 9 February 2022

Richard Williams sets out top tips for achieving building regulations in heritage sites, including fire safety, thermal performance and acoustics and access.

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In Memory of John Brand

Thursday 27 January 2022

We were all saddened to learn our colleague John Brand, Associate of the Broughton Astley office, passed away over the Christmas period. Here we share a few colleagues sentiments and memories of working with John.

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Ensuring Rights of Access to Heritage Sites

Thursday 6 January 2022

Richard Williams, Divisional Director, Assent Group & Oculus Building Consultancy talks about how designers can alter access to heritage buildings to align with the Equality Act by following Part M of the building regulations.

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CICAIR Disciplinary Sanction for Assent Building Control

Wednesday 8 December 2021

Following a disciplinary hearing and subsequent appeal, a level three sanction has been issued to Assent Building Control. As a multi-licence business, we will continue to provide our services to clients, ensuring all projects will continue to be managed, whilst we pursue a Judicial Review of this decision.

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How to Bridge the Building Control Skills Gap

Monday 8 November 2021

The ongoing skills shortage continues to bring volatility to the construction sector and building control is by no means immune to this.

Here, Paul Armstrong shares his views on how building control should be looking at the bigger picture to appreciate the long-term effects of the skills crisis, the key attributes someone needs to go into a career in building control and the different routes to get there.

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Closing the Gender Gap in Construction

Thursday 14 October 2021

With women making up 12.5% of the construction workforce, according to GMB the built environment is missing out on a huge untapped pool of talent. Jane Keeley director at Assent Building Control discusses the benefits that a career in building control can have for women with PBC Today.

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UK Shortage of Building Control Professionals

Tuesday 12 October 2021

Skills shortages across the construction sector is causing Industry Disruption. With decreasing numbers of Approved Inspectors and no sign of new talent on the horizon this poses a potential critical situation for the sector. Iain Thomson, CEO takes a deeper look at the potential impact and solutions with UK Construction Media.

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Assent Surveyors Shortlisted in RICS Young Surveyors Awards 2021

Monday 11 October 2021

Assent helps build next generation of surveyors as two secure their spot on the RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards shortlist.

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Uniting to Improve Fire Safety Standards

Friday 8 October 2021

The Construction Industry needs to work collectively to create a sea-change for Fire Safety. With the fallout of Grenfell the construction industry is facing turbulent times with deep routed issues that must be addressed if we are to avoid any further tragedies from happening.

Paul-le-Mare, Assent Associate talks about the Fire Safety Building Regulations Group he formed to unite the industry.

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