Guide to the Building Regulations. 3rd edn. (E-book) in CIS by Huw M. A. EvansAll new buildings, extensions and refurbishment work must comply with Building Regulations in order to protect the health and safety of building occupants. In recent years the regulations have become increasingly complex, making the process of demonstrating compliance more arduous. This well-established guide provides the construction industry with concise, clear guidance on the essentials of the Building Regulations, setting out the key compliance requirements to help designers and other construction professionals produce safe, attractive buildings. The third edition has been fully revised and updated to incorporate the 2015 amendments to the Building Regulations, including: * An optional higher standard of water efficiency for Requirement G2 (Water efficiency), which may be required as a planning condition. * A new fittings approach to water efficiency as an alternative to the Water Efficiency Calculator. * Amendment to guidance on solid waste storage in Part H (Drainage and waste disposal), which now requires consideration of local amenity when designing bin storage. * Division of Approved Document M into two volumes addressing dwellings and non-dwellings respectively. * Expansion of Requirement M4 (Access to and use of dwellings) to include three different accessibility categories for dwellings. Categories 2 and 3 are optional standards, which may be required as a planning condition. * The introduction of brand new Part Q (Security) with new provisions for domestic doors and windows in order to prevent unauthorised access. * Updating of references to standards and other documents. Fully updated and written to save time for hard-pressed users, the 3rd edition of Guide to the Building Regulationsis the essential companion for architects, construction professionals and building control officers alike.
Call Number: Online on Construction Information Service
Publication Date: 2015
Urban and Regional Planning (Print copy) by Peter Hall; Mark Tewdwr-JonesThis is the fifth edition of the classic text for students of urban and regional planning. It gives an historical overview of the developments and changes in the theory and practice of planning, throughout the entire twentieth century. This extensively revised edition follows the successful format of previous editions: it introduces the establishment of planning as part of the public health reforms of the late nineteenth century and goes on to look at the insights of the great figures who influenced the early planning movement, leading up to the creation of the post-war planning machine national and regional planning, and planning for cities and city regions, in the UK, from 1945 to 2010, is then considered. Specific reference is made to the most important British developments in recent times, including the Single Regeneration Budget, English Partnerships, the devolution of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the establishment of the Mayor of London and the dominant urban sustainability paradigm planning in Western Europe, since 1945, now incorporating new material on EU-wide issues, as well as updated country specific sections planning in the United States, since 1945, now discussing the continuing trends of urban dispersal and social polarisation, as well as initiatives in land use planning and transportation policies finally the book looks at the nature of the planning process at the start of the twenty-first century, reflecting briefly on shifts in planning paradigms since the 1960s and going on to discuss the main issues of the 1990s and 2000s, including sustainability and social exclusion and looking forward to the twenty-first century.
BS EN 15643-1:2010 Sustainability of construction works. Sustainability assessment of buildings. General framework (Print copy) by BSIBS EN 15643-1 provides the general principles and requirements, expressed through a series of standards, for the assessment of buildings in terms of environmental, social and economic performance taking into account technical characteristics and functionality of a building. The assessment will quantify the contribution of the assessed construction works to sustainable construction and sustainable development.
The framework applies to all types of buildings and it is relevant for the assessment of the environmental, social and economic performance of new buildings over their entire life cycle, and of existing buildings over their remaining service life and end of life stage.
The standards developed under this framework do not set the rules for how the different building assessment schemes may provide valuation methods. Nor do they prescribe levels, classes or benchmarks for measuring performance.