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Gary Strong FRICS, 09 May 2018
Gary Strong looks at the value of automatic fire suppression systems, in an article based on a recent submission to the London Assembly consultation on installing or retrofitting sprinklers in all buildings.
19 Mar 2018
Matt Farman assesses the possible fallout from the Grenfell Tower fire for professional indemnity insurance.
05 Mar 2018
With news of Toys R Us and Maplin going into administration we want to start the debate, what is the future of the high street? And what role do surveyors play?
21 Mar 2018
Bradley Parker stresses the importance of fire protection in a maintenance schedule.
Gary Strong FRICS, 30 May 2018
Ensuring fire safety can be problematic when dealing with flat entrance doors. Gary Strong offers advice on the regulatory regime.
Gary Strong FRICS, 03 May 2018
Despite rapid globalisation, with investment flowing across borders, money pouring into built assets and increasing numbers of different professionals operating across the world, the industry currently lacks a consistent set of high-level principles for design, construction and management of buildings for fire safety.
Gary Strong FRICS, 15 Mar 2018
Following the tests carried out by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) on cladding materials where a failure to satisfy the guidance in the Approved Document has resulted, this guidance is to assist those RICS professionals who are faced with considering the options that are available.
22 Mar 2018
David McCullogh, Chair of RICS' Leaders Forum on Fire Safety, weighs up initial industry submissions to the Hackitt Review and considers the future of building control.
Sean Tompkins, 17 May 2018
Dame Judith Hackitt today published the final report into the independent review of building regulations and fire safety, which addresses the need for regulatory change, and proposes solutions to the gaps in UK building regulations.
18 Jul 2017
On 7 July 2017, the first meeting of RICS Buildings Fire Safety Group was held. This RICS working group will address concerns and recommendations in response to the Grenfell Tower disaster, with RICS professionals coming together to set out the best possible strategy and counsel.
Tamara Hooper, 01 Jun 2018
RICS support the development of T-Levels as a high quality, technical alternative to A levels, helping in the construct of the Design, Surveying and Planning pathway that forms one of the options within the Construction route way for the new T-Levels.
11 Sep 2017
Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) appears differently throughout each of the four seasons, meaning it can be a constant thorn in a homeowner’s side.
John Hughes FRICS, 24 Jan 2018
Of the many charges levelled against political and business elites, perhaps the most damning is that they have abandoned the interests of society.
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