EBB-7-189 BUILDING REGULATIONS ESSAY
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COURSEWORK 1- BUILDING REGULATIONS ESSAY TITLE
Dame Judith Hackitt’s ‘Building a Safer Future’ report recommended there should be a ‘golden thread of information’ running through the lifecycle of high-risk residential buildings – from design all the way through to demolition. This allows the right people to have the right information, at the right time
Discuss the above statement and set out how the planned regulatory reform will pragmatically affect Construction Professionals in their working lives.
Word Count: 3000 words (+ or – 10%)
1 Knowledge and Understanding
- Demonstrates an understanding of the operational aspects of the two-tier building control system that currently exists in England and Wales by the present service providers.
- Appreciation of the limited site control measures and implications to the building contractor, design team and client
- Understand the implications of the building regulations and associated legislation as they relate to changes in use of existing buildings.
- Apply the knowledge and understanding of building regulations and associated legislation in the appraisal of initial design concepts, detailed design schemes relating to new and existing buildings.
- Evaluate the building control system operating in England and Wales and compare and contrast with those in the European Union
2 Intellectual Skills
- Assemble information and data from a variety of sources and discern and establish connections
- Appraise complex and unfamiliar problems and apply professional judgement in order to device solutions and /or contribute to decision making by construction industry clients
3 Practical Skills
- Provides a understanding and working knowledge of the current systems available for the obtaining of building consents in England and Cymru
- Enables students with the know-how and understanding to apply aspects of the building regulations to a live working project from the final design stage to building works on site the construction stage, there implications, and the need to ensure that public health and safety is not breached.
- A working knowledge of the various supporting Technical Approved Documents and their role in terms of application of the standards to ensure compliance, along with reviewing the application of alternative solutions to a scheme, but still complying with the statutory requirements of the building regulations.
- The development of a programme of inspections that can be agreed by the appointed contractor and project manager/developer
- A background into the key issues of site control and levels of inspections undertaken by both service providers, the issue of breaches of building regulations and the powers of enforcement vested in the local authorities, along with the serious matter of unauthorised building work and the retrospective route for obtaining consent
4 Transferable Skills
- Effectively communicate complex ideas, information and data by oral, written and visual means in a form appropriate to the intended audience
ASSESSMENT OF THE MODULE
The assessment of the module will be by two assignments;
Written Essay (not exceeding 3000 words +or- 10%). The assignment will be in two parts and students will be required to provide solutions to “real world” problems which will encompass the following areas;
a) The Hackitt Review
b) The Building Safety Act 2022
10-minute presentation on an aspect of Building Control from subject areas including; reducing carbon emissions; competent person schemes, Regulation 7, materials and workmanship.