Legal & Business

In recent years, the world of construction has seen significant growth in the number of Special Purchase Vehicles (SPV) set up by a number of large businesses to deal with one-off projects.

John Dunnington, Head of Marketing at architectural cladding specialist Booth Muirie, provides insight into the fire performance of rainscreen cladding systems on buildings over 18m, following the most extensive fire testing the cladding industry has witnessed.

An architect's practice thrives on the skills, creativity and knowledge of its workforce and empowering employees to keep delivering top-quality work is important. For practice owners who may be thinking about succession plans, finding a structure which allows the business to continue to grow and develop can be difficult. Seeking alternative solutions to the traditional sale route is now becoming more popular, and the trend towards employee ownership (EO) structures is quickly gaining pace in the industry.

Dr Richard Coulton, CEO at Siltbuster, talks to FC&A about what the Environment Agency’s new Regulatory Policy Statement means for those working within the construction industry.

While it’s not unusual to see new regulations bring in new requirements, the 18th Edition will constitute one of the biggest shake-ups to the UK Wiring Regulations to date – with energy efficiency introduced for the very first time.

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