The total number of high-risk residential buildings of 18 metres or more in height, or at least 7 storeys (whichever is reached first) in England is estimated as of April 2020 to be 12,500.
The Building Safety Regulator will call in new buildings for assessment for the first time within six months of occupation.
Other existing buildings, for example those which have gone through a change of use (eg an existing block of offices converted into flats) will be called in for assessment for the first time within six months of occupation.
There will be a gap between the new regime coming into force and the first buildings being called in for the Building Assessment Certificate.
HSE expect this gap to be no longer than six to twelve months.
Updated guidance on designing for structural robustness and the prevention of disproportionate collapse through the consideration of risk.
This article discusses how strengthening an existing building can enable changes of use, achieve compliance with modern building codes, resist a previously unforeseen environmental load or increase resilience. It gives a broad description...
Guidance for structural engineers and surveyors on the methods and approaches taken to inspect, appraise and report on buildings and associated structures.