Technical newsletters about emerging issues & our latest research

Cost Benefits of Thermal Bridging Analysis

Posted on February 18th 2016

Thermal bridging analysis to improve Part L performance offers a highly cost-effective way to improve building quality and achieve carbon dioxide reduction targets. Carrying out the analysis should be considered for all construction types being assessed under Part L 2013, even if bespoke calculations are required to ascertain accurate linear thermal transmittance values (psi-values). Our analysis has indicated that, for …

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Active Water Management: New Technology for Attenuation

Posted on February 12th 2016

Our clients are showing interest in a new approach to water management. Active water management attenuation systems allow the outflow of stored water to be fully controlled, in contrast to a passive system which continuously drains at a set discharge rate. This control allows the attenuated water to be used for purposes which would otherwise require separate tanks, such as firefighting water …

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Christmas Quiz 2015 Winner is Announced

Posted on February 8th 2016

We are delighted to announce that the winner of our 2015 Christmas quiz is Tim Sharman of St George. Tim generously nominated the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity to receive our £500 donation, which was made in the memory of his father Patrick Sharman. Congratulations to everyone else who submitted the correct answers. For those of you who are still struggling, …

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Publication of New Acoustic Technical Guidance

Posted on February 8th 2016

ProPG: Planning & Noise is out for consultation from 21 January to 31 March 2016 and can be found here. National Planning Practice Guidance makes it clear that noise is a material consideration in the determination of planning applications, and a key aspect of sustainable development. The NPPF states that planning policy and decision takers should ‘aim to avoid noise …

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