Building Regulations in Brief

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Elsevier, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 705 pages
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Still baffled by the Building Regs? Confused by codes of practice? Mystified by materials and puzzled by planning permission? Then look no further! This is an ideal guide to glance at when you need a quick, precise answer to the requirements of the Building Regulations.

This new edition includes the latest revisions to Part E and Part M published in 2003 and 2004. It explains the meaning of all the regulations, their history, current status, requirements, associated documentation and how local authorities and councils view its importance, also emphasising the benefits and requirements of these regulations.

*Revised Part E (sound transmission)
*Revised Part M (disabled access)
*Cost-effective ways to comply with the new requirements.
*A detailed index to direct your query to the relevant section.

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1 The Building Act 1984
2 The Building Regulations 2000
3 The requirements of the Building Regulations
4 Planning permission
5 Requirements for planning permission and Building Regulations approval
6 Meeting the requirements of the Building Regulations
Appendix A Access and facilities for disabled people
Appendix B Conservation of fuel and power
Appendix C Sound insulation
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About the author (2004)

Ray Tricker is the Principal Consultant of Herne European Consultancy Ltd - a company specialising in ISO 9000 Management Systems - and is also an established author. He served with the Royal Corps of Signals (for a total of 37 years) during which time he held various managerial posts culminating in being appointed as the Chief Engineer of NATO's Communication Security Agency (ACE COMSEC). Most of Ray's work since joining Herne has centred on the European Railways. He has held a number of posts with the Union International des Chemins de fer (UIC) (e.g. Quality Manager of the European Train Control System (ETCS)) and with the European Union (EU) Commission (e.g. T500 Review Team Leader, European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) Users Group Project Co-ordinator, HEROE Project Co-ordinator) and currently (as well as writing books!) he is busy assisting small businesses from around the world produce their own auditable Quality and/or Integrated Management Systems to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001 and OHSAS standards. He is also a UKAS Assessor for the assessment of certification bodies for the harmonisation of the trans-European high speed railway network.

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