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ACAI response to building regulations update

Housing Secretary James Brokenshire has provided an update on the Government's plans to reform building regulations in England after the Grenfell Tower fire, confirming that it will accept all of the recommendations of the Hackitt Review. In a written ministerial...

ACAI response to Grenfell update and cladding ban

The Government has provided an update on its response to the Grenfell Tower fire and announced its plans to introduce new regulations to ban the use of combustible cladding on a number of different building types. In a written statement to the House of Commons (which...

The case for “Hackitt Plus”

The Grenfell Tower tragedy has rightly caused the building and construction industry to wake up to the regulatory challenges that have been overlooked for too long.  However, the Hackitt Review’s various recommendations must be viewed on their own merit. While the...

Hackitt Update

First of all I must apologise for the apparent lack of news since the EGM. Please be assured that the wider executive and the smaller Hackitt response group, comprising of myself, Diane Marshall and Paul Timmins, have been working extremely hard on behalf of all ACAI...

Making the Hackitt Review work for safer buildings

The professional representative body for Approved Inspectors (ACAI) have today released their response to the Hackitt Review. The ACAI response takes the Hackitt proposals for new high-risk buildings and makes them simpler, clearer and more achievable. The ACAI...

ACAI – Hackitt Review fails to live up to expectations

Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors response to Independent Review of Building Regulation and Fire Safety – Final Report Paul Wilkins, Chairman, ACAI, said: “During the period of its evidence gathering The Hackitt Review appeared to be making substantial...

Important Message from the Chairman of ACAI

Carillion Many of you may have had enquiries regarding Carillion projects. It is legitimate for the projects to be transferred using the BCA Transfer of Projects Protocol. The ACAI is meeting with CICAIR early next week to agree on a strategy for any remaining...

ACAI welcomes the findings of the Hackitt Review Interim Report

Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors response to Independent Review of Building Regulation and Fire Safety – Interim Report Paul Wilkins, Chief Executive of the ACAI, said: “The ACAI welcomes the publication of this interim stage of the Hackitt Review into...

Building Control Performance Standards Revised

The Building Control Performance Standard are a set of performance standards for all building control bodies, both local authorities and Approved Inspectors, to help them deliver a comprehensive and consistent service in carrying out their statutory building control functions.

Approved Inspector Code of Conduct Updated

CICAIR Ltd – the body designated by the Secretary of State in England and Welsh Ministers in Wales, maintains and operates the Construction Industry Council Approved Inspectors Register.

Chairman’s Statement

The Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors (ACAI) is an organisation that represents most private sector building control bodies registered as Approved Inspectors (AI’s).