A SURVEY released by the government will look at the usability of guidance on building regulations, and in particular approved documents.

NBS Research is carrying out the survey for the Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government. It will examine how guidance – especially approved documents – aimed at understanding and complying with the building regulations are used. The research is being conducted as part of the Dame Judith Hackett review, following the Grenfell Towers incident.

A ministry email to related FIA Councils and working groups contained the following statement:

‘We are undertaking this work rapidly in response to a recommendation Dame Judith Hackitt has made in her Interim Report of her Review of the Building Regulations and Fire Safety. She has recommended that the government consider how the suite of Approved Documents could be structured and ordered to provide a more streamlined, holistic view while retaining the right level of relevant technical detail.

‘We would really appreciate you taking the time to fill in our survey to help us understand your needs and usages and take forward her recommendation and improve the system in the future. We really want to understand how you use the guidance we prepare and provide to understand the functional requirements of the building regulations.’

Taking around 20 minutes to complete, the survey is expected to benefit the government in reviewing the regulations. http://surveys.ribaenterprises.com/wh/s.asp?k=151877939327


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