Electromagnetic field limits tightened

To help the industry respond to the recent 80% reduction in exposure limits to electromagnetic fields, BSRIA provides surveys of electromagnetic fields to assess current levels and make practical recommendations to solve problems. The National Radiation Protection Board says that the safety thresholds for exposure to power lines, mobile phones and radio transmitters should be reduced to bring Britain into line with international guidelines. Details from BSRIA, tel. 01344 465600.



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Grenfell is the building industry's Piper Alpha says CIBSE

The recent passage of the Building Safety Act is a welcome recognition of the fact that making safe buildings is a highly skilled operation says the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, endorsing the need for more effective regulation and a profound change in culture.

Underlying project-starts uptick indicates gradual recovery, Glenigan data suggests

  • 13% rise in detailed planning approvals against the preceding three months
  • 18% decline in main contract awards against the previous year
  • 9% increase in underlying starts during the three months to May

Glenigan has released the June 2022 edition of its Construction Review.