Friday 5th March
by Vince Jubb, DfE
The webinar will cover what is CDC2, differences between CDC1 and CDC2, and timescales and expectations. It will close with a Q&A.
Please book your place on our website.
Webinars are free. For more information and to book your place see our events calendar. NB To receive the invite to SPACES Organised events you must register through the SPACES website. Joining instructions, including the zoom link will be sent the day before.
Previous webinars have been videoed and the links are available to members by logging into their account and going to the information suite.
Tuesday 9th March @1:00pm
There will be an online Engineering Technical Meeting. The chair for the meeting is Steve Rufus, Vice-President, SPACES and Head of Profession – Engineering.
This meeting is open to all SPACES members, but will be of particular interest to engineers. Please let Fiona know if there is a technical matter that you wish to add to the agenda.
Please see our website to book your place.
Technical meetings are free and only for SPACES members. For more information and to book your place see our events calendar or follow this link. NB To receive the invite you must register through the SPACES website. Joining instructions, including the zoom link will be sent the day before.
NB Technical Meetings will not be videoed. Minutes from the previous meeting are available to members by logging into their account and going to the information suite.
Have you been involved with a Public Building or project that has made a difference to a community?
Yearbook and Awards 2021
Submission Deadline Friday 12th February 2021
We are now looking for submissions for the SPACES Yearbook and Civic Building of the Year Awards 2021.
You are invited to submit any project which has received an element of public funding. Submissions are invited nationally and can include:
- New building and refurbishment projects across the public sector
- Buildings that add value to the communities they serve
- Buildings from all sectors of public construction
- Projects that demonstrate collaboration
- Projects that demonstrate Engineering excellence/ingenuity
- Surveying projects that renew embedded value
- Examples of construction team excellence
- Articles of interest on public sector buildings
Anyone can make a submission whether you are the client, architect, contractor, engineer, surveyor or project manager who feels there is merit in a particular building or project.
You can make your submission here.
From these a shortlist will be made of those projects that are eligible to enter the Civic Building of the Year Awards.
- Schemes must have been completed and be operational between 1st October 2019 and 30th November 2020 (NB An extension to allow for COVID).
- They must also have received an element of public funding to aid their delivery.
- There is no limit to the number of submissions per client/organisation who are members of SPACES, non members can submit up to three projects. To find out more about SPACES membership see our website.
- Anyone involved in the scheme can submit an application.
- In addition to completing the form, you must email up to 5 photographs (file name = project name) and any supporting documentation to SPACES Awards.
- If a project was entered for the 2020 Yearbook and Awards, the project will also be considered in the shortlisting for the 2021 Yearbook and Awards.
A shortlist of projects for the yearbook and awards will be produced during March 2021. Subsequent information and access for visits may be required. If SPACES does not receive a response within 6 weeks we reserve the right to remove the project from the yearbook and/or awards process.
Submission Deadline Friday 12th February 2021
For other ways to be involved with the awards and yearbook, please see our website.
Summary of what’s been happening
Residents will be protected through the establishment of a national regulator which will ensure materials used to build homes will be made safer, the Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced on 19 January 2021.
See here for more information.
Consultation on changes to Part L (conservation of fuel and power) and Part F (ventilation) of the Building Regulations for non-domestic buildings and dwellings; and overheating in new residential buildings opened on the 19th January 2021.
The consultation closes at 11:45pm on 13th April 2021.
The Construction Playbook sets out key policies and guidance for how public works projects and programmes are assessed, procured and delivered. You can download a copy here.
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government have announced that local communities will be at the heart of plans to make sure that new developments in their area are beautiful and well-designed, under proposals outlined by Housing Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP.
You can download the press release here for more information.