Building Information Modelling (BIM) has become increasingly relevant not only in the design and construction phases but also in managing and ensuring the safety of existing structures. BIM modelling provides a digital representation of a building, incorporating comprehensive data about its components, systems, and maintenance history. In this blog, we will explore the importance of BIM modelling for already built structures and how it contributes to enhancing building safety.
Who is Responsible for Completing Fire Risk Assessments? A Guide for UK Property Owners
Fire safety is of utmost importance for any property owner in the UK. Conducting regular Fire Risk Assessments (FRAs) is a legal requirement and crucial for ensuring the safety of occupants and minimising the risk of fire-related incidents. However, determining who is responsible for completing these assessments can sometimes be confusing. In this blog post, we will provide a comprehensive guide to help property owners understand their obligations and identify the parties responsible for completing Fire Risk Assessments in the UK.
Understanding Type 4 Fire Risk Assessments and Why They Are Critical For Fire Safety
A Type 4 Fire Risk Assessment is a more comprehensive assessment that goes beyond the requirements of a standard FRA.
How the role of the structural engineer has changed with the introduction of the building safety act
The Building Safety Act received royal assent in April 2022 and will be implemented by October 2023 in the UK. Here we have discussed how the roll of the Structural Engineer has and will be affected by the Act.
Introducing The New Firntec Building Safety Technical Centre
A new service from Firntec, offering our Technical Centre which provides comprehensive technical consultancy packages to support landlords and compliance teams.
Why a Comprehensive EICR is essential for safe and efficient buildings
An Electrical Installation is critical for any building. An EICR assess the condition and safety of the installations, identifying any repairs or upgrades.
A Building Safety Case Report is a Vital Part of The Golden Thread but How Do i Create One?
As the looming Building Safety Bill makes its way through parliament, everyone working in the building safety industry is getting busier and busier.
Why Fire strategies form the foundations of a safety case
Creating a Building Safety Case is not a new challenge faced within the sector. It has been a few months since more information was released by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) and the HSE around Safety Cases.
Which Fire Risk Assessment Do I Need?
There are 5 key steps when carrying out a Fire Safety Risk Assessment: Fire hazards, People at Risk, Evaluate and Act, Record, Plan and Train
Premises Information Boxes Explained
The Phase 1 report of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry recommended that premises information boxes (PIBs) should be provided in all high-rise residential buildings.