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New approval structures recommended by the Hackitt Review

New approval structures recommended by the Hackitt Review

05 Jul 2018

The press coverage and political conversation has focussed on what Hackitt has not done: the report has not recommended the banning of combustible cladding and it has not recommended compulsory sprinklers. But what does the report say?  It claims that our building regulations system is not fit for purpose, enforcement is inadequate and that the means of demonstrating competency is inadequate. 

To address these, Hackitt recommends creation of new structures: to validate and assure guidance, to deliver rigorous enforcement, to improve and accredit competency. Tony Jones, Principal Structural Engineer at The Concrete Centre explains more. 

Reflections on Concrete Elegance - Texture & Context

Reflections on Concrete Elegance - Texture & Context

15 Jun 2018

It was another full house at the Concrete Elegance lecture which took place on the 12th June. Elaine Toogood, senior architect, The Concrete Centre shares her highlights from the projects featured: The new visitors centre at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, presented by Fergus Feilden of Feilden Fowles Architects with Greg Nordberg of engineers HRW, and the recent extension to the Templeman Library in the University of Kent presented by Suzi Winstanley of Penoyre & Prasad architects with Andy Toohey of Price & Myers engineers.

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