This year’s changes to the Building Regulations have created a whole new working culture for the building services profession, says Robert Higgs, chief executive of the Heating and Ventilating Contractors’ Association – and not everybody is happy about it
Now there’s no excuse to plead ignorance or lack of resources for failing to comply with regulations – self-accreditation schemes are emerging that will put the onus on the industry. Karen Fletcher reports on the latest moves to make you do it yourself
The health sector has always had a lot of documentation to influence design and use, so how is the energy agenda influencing buildings? David Rowley, Malcolm Stroud and Milorad Vucinic of Nightingale Associates reveal how it affects their designs
This week, we take a look at the effects on the specifier of recent and upcoming regulatory changes, including how the acoustic requirements of Part E of the Building Regulations have affected these three building conversions.