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Spring 2022 Newsletter

Wednesday 18 May 2022

Please follow the link below to read about Assent's latest news and projects.

Assent External Spring Newsletter 2022

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How to Modernise Heritage Sites and Remain Compliant

Tuesday 3 May 2022

David Woodall, Area Manager at Assent, talks about the challenges an increasing number of architects and heritage site owners are facing as they try to remain building regulation compliant and change use of sites to make them usable for the 21st century.


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Heritage Buildings and the Challenges of Compliance with Current Regulations

Tuesday 5 April 2022

Richard Williams of Assent talks about the challenges that heritage buildings bring when it comes to modernising them or using them for different purposes to that which were originally intended.

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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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