Building Regulations in Brief

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Elsevier, 2005 - Architecture - 714 pages
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This easy-to-understand pocket book gives those working in the UK or with UK organizations sufficient and practical information to enable them to comply with UK regulations in the simplest and most cost-effective manner possible. It takes away the mystique of the Building Regulations and provides an in-brief guide to meeting its requirements, providing simple and practical information on how the regulations can be easily and cost effectively adhered to.

The author explains the meaning of the UK 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. This new edition includes the latest revisions to Part P, Part A, Part C and Part E published in 2004 and 2005 as well as highlights from the consultation documents for Part L and Part F.

·Fully updated for revised Part P, Part A, Part C and Part E
·Practical information on how to comply quickly and easily to the regulations
·Each step in the building process detailed, with all regulations explained
 

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Contents

1 The Building Act 1984
1
2 The Building Regulations 2000
28
3 The requirements of the Building Regulations
74
4 Planning permission
101
5 Requirements for planning permission and Building Regulations approval
136
6 Meeting the requirements of the Building Regulations
169
Appendix A Access and facilities for disabled people
596
Appendix B Conservation of fuel and power
625
Appendix C Sound insulation
640
Appendix D Guidance to the requirements of Part P Electrical safety
646
Bibliography
662
Useful contact names and addresses
683
Index
689
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About the author (2005)

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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