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Changes to the Building Regulations, together with rising energy prices, have pushed energy efficiency to the top of the building client’s agenda, with important implications for designers and contractors. These issues are addressed in two recent SCI publications, P346 and P347.  These publications, which give guidance on the specification and installation of metal cladding systems and the procurement of single storey sheds respectively.

Best practice for the specification and installation of metal cladding and secondary steelwork

This publication promotes a greater understanding of the issues faced by the construction team during the specification and installation of metal cladding systems and insulated panels. It presents practical guidance that will enable the project team to deliver a building envelope that meets the demands of the latest Building Regulations and creates an energy efficient and sustainable building. By explaining the issues faced by the architects, engineers and contractors that make up the construction team, this publication aims to promote better co-operation on site and in the design office, leading to an improved quality of construction and better value for the client.

Although written with site practitioners in mind, much of the guidance should also be useful to architects and structural engineers involved in the specification of the building envelope and supporting structure.

Cat Ref: P346
Author:  M D Heywood

Single Storey Buildings – Best practice guidance for developers, owners, designers and constructors

Experience shows that successful ‘shed’ construction relies on the interdependence of various parties in the supply chain. Rising client expectations, Health & Safety regulations and sustainability initiatives are all driving improvements in this important market for steel construction, but the potential benefits to clients are not always being realised, due to supply chain fragmentation. This publication describes the interrelationships between the players in the project team and explains how decisions made by one party can unwittingly have adverse impacts elsewhere along the supply chain.

Cat Ref: P347
Author:  Edited by G K Raven and M D Heywood



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