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ANC publishes guidance on acoustic requirements in Building Regulations Part O

A new document which provides built environment professionals with top line guidance on the new Approved Document O (ADO) ‘Overheating’ England has been published by the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC). The Q&A document has been produced following a number ...

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‘Security-by-design’ aims fall short leading to additional costs post-build

A new report from Brivo, a global provider of cloud-based access control and smart building technologies, finds that while security is a new priority in building design, a mismatch between ambition and reality leads to spiralling costs. The results of ...

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Putting inclusion and accessibility at the heart of building design

New guidance has been issued to ensure that inclusion and accessibility are considered at every stage of the design and construction process. Published by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Inclusive Design Overlay to the RIBA Plan of ...

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Technical guidance aims to improve spatial awareness in building services

New technical guidance from the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) emphasises the importance of allowing adequate spacing between building services in projects using traditional approaches, modern methods of construction (MMC) and design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA). BESA Technical Bulletin (TB56/1.1) ...

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Arup creates international dataset of whole life carbon emissions for buildings

Global sustainable development consultancy, Arup, has created an international dataset capturing total forecast emissions – whole life carbon (WLC) – for buildings in design. WLC data from almost 1,000 building design projects across 30 nations on five continents have been ...

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