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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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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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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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Fire Risk in Heritage Buildings

Friday 27 August 2021

Richard Williams, Divisional Director, speaks with Ecclesiastical and Heritage World about how to protect the UK’s unique heritage buildings from fire whilst ensuring the unique building features remain unaltered.

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How Building Control has Adapted since Covid-19

Monday 16 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.

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Assent Building Control Summer 2021 Newsletter

Wednesday 11 August 2021

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Assent Newsletter Summer 2021

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What the Future Homes Standard means to Developers

Monday 26 July 2021

How will the upcoming Part L Building regulation changes affect your current developments? John Miles talks with Specifier Review about how Approved Inspectors can support Property Developers to adhere to these new, tighter regulations.

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Learning Lessons in Offsite Construction

Wednesday 7 July 2021

Modern methods of construction are increasing and the industry realises the advantages of offsite construction. Especially true in the education sector where speed and delivery means minimal disruption to schools. How can Building Control make the grade?

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