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Part L 2013 has finally arrived. Just when many had given up hope of seeing them this side of the festive season, the approved documents turned up like a long lost christmas cracker found lurking at the back of the sofa.

So, lets pull the little rascal and see what’s inside…

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Thanks to the latest document from DCLG in the shape of the Part L 2013 Impact Assessment the mists of confusion around the policy are starting to clear, a little.

Existing dwellings, for example, have been completely ignored by the policy.

We already knew that consequential improvements and the 120 million tonnes of CO2 savings the policy could have delivered had been ditched. Read more »

Three months on from our previous insight into Building Information Modelling, have the signs that BIM will become part of the specification process a lot earlier come to fruition?  

Well let’s continue with the facts. Driven by the Government’s Construction Strategy 2011, BIM’s gaze is strongly fixed on reducing capital costs and carbon by 20%. This, enhanced by the government’s requirement for BIM to become mandatory on all of its projects by 2016 supports claims that BIM is ‘the future of the construction industry.’ Read more »