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David Mowatt, Smoke Control Association, Building Regulations, smoke, Dame Judith Hackitt, Grenfell, SCA
Time to change

David Mowatt explains why the Smoke Control Association believes that now is the time to change how Building Regulations deal with fire safety, particularly when it comes to controlling the biggest killer – smoke.

David Fitzpatrick, specifications, Building information Modelling, BIM, Hackitt Review, fire safety, Fire and smoke protection, fire protection measures, Colt International
No place for cut and paste specification

The crucial role of specification writing has been so severely downgraded that it is undermining building designs, according to David Fitzpatrick*.

Newcastle University, Urban Sciences Building, USB, Hawkins Brown, Newcastle Helix, Dane Architectural Systems, BMS, ventilation, smoke control system, SE Controls, Andrea Hayward, Will Perkins, BS7346-8, BS EN12101
Appliance of science

Newcastle University’s multi-award winning Urban Sciences Building (USB) is testament to a combination of advanced engineering, innovative design and energy efficient construction, which are being used for the benefit of the building’s occupants, as much as they are for the environment.