All Regulations articles – Page 4

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    Tackling Thermal Bypass


    Devereux Architects’ Mark Siddall explains thermal bypass, one of the topics up for discussion at this year’s free Sustainability Now virtual conference.

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    Sheppard Robson helps RICS create free Ska Rating tool


    Sheppard Robson has helped develop a free tool to enable architects and interior designers improve and rate sustainability of office fit-out projects, says associate Daniel Winder

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    New Part L: How much glass?


    With the latest revisions to the building regulations going ’live’ on October 1 Mark Taylor, technical director at Allies and Morrison and Ant Wilson, director of building engineering at AECOM, uncover the mystery of how much transparency is allowable on non-dwelling facades.

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    Architects seek guidance on timing of Part L regs


    Architects are calling on the government for clarification on when the new version of Part L of the building regulations will be introduced.

  • Graham Fairley - head of facade engineering at Aecom

    The implications of the new Part L regulations on facade design


    In the first of a series of videos about facade design, Graham Fairley, head of facade engineering at Aecom, talks to Anthony Gell, CEO at The Business Voice about some of the hot topics in the industry today.

  • News

    New Part L regulations published


    The government has published new amendments for Part L of the Building Regulations, which are due to come into force this October.

  • Bond Bryan Architects’ £25 million city centre campus for Leicester College has opened to students.

    Leicester leads on Part L


    Bond Bryan Architects’ £25 million city centre campus for Leicester College has opened to students

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    Part L: the view from Building Control


    John Neal, head of building control at Rushcliffe Borough Council, Nottinghamshire, discusses the impact of Part L 2006 on his team

  • Technical

    Is there life after Part L?


    In March, our panel of experts answered your Part L questions. Four months after implementation, Elaine Knutt asks architects how Part L is affecting their work

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    FOA shatters Part L hopes


    The ability of Part L of the building regulations to cut carbon emissions was thrown into serious doubt this week with the unveiling of a fully glazed, 900,000sq m City office development by Foreign Office Architects.

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    Green notebook: Part L is just the beginning


    The Code for Sustainable Homes could mean even tougher rules

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    Part L sends costs spiralling


    Delays in approving Barts & Royal London mean it must now comply with tough new carbon regulations

  • News

    Rushed part L forces councils to break law


    Building control officers say they will not be able to enforce new carbon-cutting legislation for six months after it becomes law next week.

  • News

    Part L law is finally published


    The government has finally published legislation aimed at cutting carbon emissions from buildings, to come into force next month.

  • Opinion

    Why Part L is set to empower architects


    Building legislation in the UK is finally coming into step with what the scientists have been telling us since the 1970s: that global climate change is unavoidable and fossil fuel supplies are in demise.

  • Opinion

    Rise above government's Part L botches


    Here is Tony Blair speaking last month after a government report said there is only a small chance of greenhouse gas emissions being kept below dangerous levels: "It is now plain that the emission of greenhouse gases… is causing global warming at a rate that is unsustainable."

  • News

    Clients get cold feet over Part L delay


    Government delay in implementing new building regulations for environmental performance is making major clients reluctant to commission new architecture.

  • News

    Part Late


    The introduction of the new Part L building regulations has been delayed until April 2006, the government announced this week.

  • News

    Stick to Part L promise, architects tell minister


    Fears that key measure over environmental upgrades will be dropped

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    Society challenges draft amendments to Part L


    The Society of Light and Lighting Technical Committee's detailed response to the DETR's proposals for amending Part L of the Building Regulations states that, as they stand, "some of the proposals are neither understandable nor enforcable."