Building Regulations in Brief
Routledge – 2012 – 1,034 pages
The most popular and trusted guide to the building regulations, Building Regulations in Brief is updated regularly to reflect constant changes. Now in its seventh edition, it has sold over 28,000 copies since its first publication in 2003.
This new edition includes the latest on all the significant amendments to Building Regulations, Planning Permission and the Approved Documents that occurred in October 2010 and includes changes to Parts F and L, as well as Approved Documents A, C, and J. There are also changes reflecting the consolidation of the building regulations included.
The no-nonsense approach has made it a firm favourite with all involved in the building industry including designers, building surveyors and inspectors, students and architects. A ready reference giving practical information, it enables compliance in the simplest and most cost-effective manner possible. Building Regulations in Brief cuts through the confusion to explain the meaning of the regulations, their history, current status, requirements, associated documentation and how local authorities view their importance, as well as emphasizing the benefits and requirements of each regulation. It's an essential purchase for anyone needing to comply with the building regulations.
"This simple approach to the regulations, without delving too deeply into detail, gives a perfect guide for the DIY person, student, site operative and architect as well as other professionals across the board; the key being that it helps you to locate the vital information. It is also extremely cost effective compared to the full documents which are not easy to read or as accessible due to the multiple volumes."
Mark Heggs, MBEng, MIHEEM, MICWCI, University of Leicester
"…a straightforward commentary and easy to read format that brings together much useful guidance into a single volume."
1. The Building Act 1984 2. The Building Regulations 2010 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
Ray Tricker (MSc, IEng, FIET, FCMI, FCQI, FIRSE) is the Senior Consultant (Management Systems) of Herne European Consultancy Ltd (a company specialising in Outsources BackOffice Functions) is also an established author, with over 30 titles published. 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).
Samantha Alford (MSc, MCIPS) served with the Royal Air force for 17 years where she held a various logistics and managerial posts, the majority of which were in the operations and planning fields. Sam has a wealth of experience in the catering and fuels fields. She holds a MSc in Defence Logistics Management which was completed in 2006, is an expert in Integrated (i.e. Quality, Environmental and Safety) Management and is a qualified Internal, External and Third Party Quality Auditor, an experienced Instructor and a Published Author.