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  • Incorporating Building Conservation Journal

    Building Surveying Journal

    BUILDING CONSERVATION Conflicting accounts Throwing light on dark heritage

    PG. 30

    Safest solutions What CDM Differently means for designers

    PG. 20

    After the floods Have communities’ concerns been properly addressed?

    PG. 11

    December 2016 / January 2017

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    Improving buildings’ energy performance

    PG. 6

    All about MEES

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    While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all content in the journal, RICS will have no responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content. The views expressed in the journal are not necessarily those of RICS. RICS cannot accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of the content and the opinions expressed in the journal, or by any person acting or refraining to act as a result of the material included in the journal. All rights in the journal, including full copyright or publishing right, content and design, are owned by RICS, except where otherwise described. Any dispute arising out of the journal is subject to the law and jurisdiction of England and Wales. Crown copyright material is reproduced under the Open Government Licence v1.0 for public sector information: www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

    B U I L D I N G C O N S E R VAT I O N J O U R N A L

    Editor: Hannah Matthews-Jones T +44 (0)20 7334 3757 E hmatthews-jones@rics.org

    The Building Conservation Journal is the journal of the Building Conservation Forum

    Advisory group: Alan Cripps (RICS), John Edwards (Edwards Hart Consultants), Alan Forster (Heriot-Watt University), Frank Keohane (Paul Arnold Architects), John Klahn (RICS)

    Published by: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Parliament Square, London SW1P 3AD T +44 (0)24 7686 8555 W www.rics.org ISSN 1750-1032 (Print) ISSN 1759-3387 (Online)

    Editorial and production manager: Toni Gill

    Sub-editor: Matthew Griffiths

    Designer: Nicola Skowronek

    Advertising: Emma Kennedy T +44(0)20 7871 5734 E emmak@wearesunday.com

    Design by: Redactive Media Group Printed by: Page Bros

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    Incorporating Building Conservation Journal

    Building Surveying Journal

    BUILDING CONSERVATION Conflicting accounts Throwing light on dark heritage

    PG. 30

    Safest solutions What CDM Differently means for designers

    PG. 20

    After the floods Have communities’ concerns been properly addressed?

    PG. 11

    December 2016 / January 2017

    rics.org/journals

    Improving buildings’ energy performance

    PG. 6

    All about MEES

    4 Energy matters Alex Charlesworth reflects on the changing worlds of energy and transport

    5 Hitting the target, missing the point Those responsible for our built environment must aim higher, argues Julie Hirigoyen

    6 All about MEES Mat Lown encourages landlords to do more than addressing the theoretical energy performance of properties in responding to the Energy Efficiency Regulations

    8 A cut above London is continuing to offset carbon, as Jane Richardson-Hawkes explains

    9 Adding fuel to the fire? Liz Stewart contrasts the requirements of recent English and Scottish legislation on energy performance

    10 Ear to the grounds Christopher Sullivan examines the grounds on which surveyors will be called in to help contest lease renewals

    11 After the floods Following last winter’s floods in the north of England, have communities’ concerns been fully addressed asks Paul Cobbing?

    12 Growth potential Sara Wilkinson introduces RICS guidance on the benefits of green roofs and walls

    14 An evolutionary document Jon Rowling reviews the changes in the recently published 7th edition of the RICS Dilapidations in England and Wales guidance note

    16 Fair competition and fair gain Peter Bolton King answers questions about the International Ethics Standards Coalition

    18 Altered states What are the implications for re-instatement clauses of lease renewal in demised premises that have been altered by tenants? Vivien King clarifies the situation

    B U I L D I N G S U R V E Y I N G J O U R N A L

    Editor: Barney Hatt T +44 (0)20 7695 1628 E bhatt@rics.org

    The Building Surveying Journal is the journal of the Building Surveying Professional Group

    Advisory group: Gary Blackman (Lambert Smith Hampton), Alan Cripps (RICS), Sukhjeet Dosanjh (Watts Group), Brad Hook (National Energy Foundation), Andrew Little (Baily Garner), Mat Lown (Tuffin Ferraby Taylor), Patricia Newman (Patricia Newman Practice), Trevor Rushton (Watts Group), Chris Skinner (Savills), Roger Stanton (Tuffin Ferraby Taylor), Terry Walker (Walker Associates Ltd)

    The Building Surveying Journal is available on annual subscription. All enquiries from non-RICS members for institutional or company subscriptions should be directed to:

    Proquest – Online Institutional Access E sales@proquest.co.uk T +44 (0)1223 215512 for online subscriptions or SWETS Print Institutional Access E info@uk.swets.com T +44 (0)1235 857500 for print subscriptions

    To take out a personal subscription, members and non-members should contact licensing manager Louise Weale

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    RICS BUILDING SURVEYING JOURNAL

    C O N T E N TS

    19 More risky business In the second of a three-part series on site risks, Gary Blackman looks at the visit itself

    20 By design not accident Paul Bussey details the rationale for doing CDM Differently

    21 Role modelling a diverse profession RICS President Amanda Clack emphasises the need to be a positive example

    22 Update

    24 Adjudication matters The application of natural justice, enforceability of awards and the issue of costs in adjudication is examined by Laurence Cobb

    26 Save your energy Ewan Craig, a speaker at the RICS annual It’s Your APC conference, offers guidance on the sustainability competency

    B U I L D I N G C O N S E R VAT I O N J O U R N A L

    27 Opinion Two major pieces of legislation celebrate significant anniversaries in 2017, writes Duncan McCallum

    28 Back to basics Understanding how any traditional building was designed to work is essential if we want to ensure its energy efficiency, maintains John Edwards

    30 Conflicting accounts Anna Irwin looks at how monuments to a troubled past can be assimilated into our cultural heritage

    32 Accommodating refurbishment Caroline Rye underscores the importance of measurement and monitoring in refurbishing Trinity College, Cambridge

    34 Heritage update

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    RICS BUILDING SURVEYING JOURNAL

    C H A I R M A N ’S C O L U M N

    OPINION Alex Charlesworth reflects on the changing worlds of energy and transport

    Energy matters

    T This edition of Building Surveying Journal looks at energy across the built environment – a topical theme in the light of wider news.

    The UK government recently gave the go-ahead for the Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset, to be financed by French and Chinese investment. At the same time, conversations are taking place about the UK’s longer-term energy supply and whether patterns of consumption will change.

    Also receiving attention are financial incentives for customers to reduce or shift electricity use at peak times, which could potentially change the dynamics of the marke

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