New Secretariat begins work

The Association Management Company took over from Build UK at the beginning of July and has wasted no time in getting down to work.

Joe Chalk has been appointed as general manager and is overseeing the implementation of the association’s strategy and its day-to-day running.

He will be...

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Designing Steel Framed Buildings for Fire


I’m writing this article on the 4th anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, an event that shocked the entire nation and shone a much needed spotlight on the issue of fire safety in buildings. Of course there are several significant differences between a highrise residential block and a single...

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Stress, Design & Livestock

Stress is normal, and animals have evolved coping mechanisms that allow them to mitigate ‘normal’ pressures. The problem with stress is not its presence, but the duration. Our livestock systems have slowly evolved to manage the stress factors, and there is still progress to be made. The article below is a summary of...

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RIDBA Statement on Cold-Rolled Steel

Cold-rolled Steel – What is Going On?

RIDBA has spoken to a number of cold rolled steel suppliers with a view to gaining further insight into the situation of material shortages and price increases.

As you will be aware, the supply of these materials is currently a massive issue for the...

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Enter the RIDBA Building Awards!

RIDBA is delighted to be holding is biennial Building Awards on Thursday 9 September 2021 at the Macdonald Manchester Hotel. After a year of event cancellations and postponements, this much anticipated event will be a great opportunity for the rural and industrial industry to come together!

The RIDBA...

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Reverse VAT introduced on 1 March

Despite efforts from across the industry over the last month, the Reverse Charge VAT has now been introduced, effective 1 March 2021. This is a new way of collecting VAT from businesses that provide construction services within the scope of the CIS (Construction Industry Scheme), in an attempt to ensure the...

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Important Changes to CE Marking in Great Britain

At 11 p.m. on New Year’s Eve 2020, the UK left its transition period with the European Union (EU) and ended its membership of the EU’s Single Market. With the completion of this Brexit milestone, the UK no longer has to comply with EU regulations, including the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), although for...

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History Lessons

My head hurts and my heart sinks.  Nothing to do with sport or politics, but a bulging email collection of data and images of new buildings where animal health is in trouble.  How do we manage to get it so wrong sometimes, when we have so much information at our fingertips?  Or is that the major problem? That...

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