"As the owner of a large building firm, I find that I have to spend an inordinate amount of time reading through the Building Regs to ensure that I am working in accordance with the so-called "recommendations for good building practice". Whilst most of the advice contained in the Approved Documents is fairly straight forward and already widely used in the building trade, to meet specific requirements and satisfy the Building Inspectors requires a lot of background knowledge and research - time that I can ill afford. By pure chance I purchased a copy of "Building Regulations in Brief" and it now accompanies me everywhere. The book has been put together in such a way that it makes it an ideal reference book to the regulations and no matter what part of the building works you need advice on, a quick glance at the index will take you straight to a section that explains the current status of the requirements and also shows how they can be cost-effectively complied with. A reference book like this has been long overdue. Well done. "
Amazon Reviewer, Glasgow
"As a Civil Engineer working in a building services environment, I found this book to be an exceptionally useful reference book for guidance and interpretation of the 'Regs'.
"Building Regulations - In Brief" is true to its title and summarizes, succinctly, the requirements of The Building Act. It provides clear illustrations of contentious items and contains unambiguous, precise, easily understood detail and explanations of the current Building Regulations
Building practice, techniques, components and procedures are clearly defined with supplementary references to regulations and relevant standards. Laid out in a simple manner, it provides a quick to find reference to almost every aspect of construction - thankfully without pages upon pages of explanatory writing (which is a welcome change from other books on this topic that I have read!)
As well as being a valuable reference manual for construction professionals and DIY builders (working on simple projects such as building extensions and building adaptations), this book will appeal to architects, planners, surveyors, builders, designers, building control professionals, building inspectors, regulators and students. Certainly a cost effective alternative to forking out for the Regs!"
Civil Engineering, Amazon, UK
About the Author
Ray Tricker is the Principal Consultant of Herne European Consultancy Ltd - a company specialising in ISO 9000 Management Systems - and is also an established author. He served with the Royal Corps of Signals (for a total of 37 years) during which time he held various managerial posts culminating in being appointed as the Chief Engineer of NATO's Communication Security Agency (ACE COMSEC). Most of Ray's work since joining Herne has centred on the European Railways. He has held a number of posts with the Union International des Chemins de fer (UIC) (e.g. Quality Manager of the European Train Control System (ETCS)) and with the European Union (EU) Commission (e.g. T500 Review Team Leader, European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) Users Group Project Co-ordinator, HEROE Project Co-ordinator) and currently (as well as writing books!) he is busy assisting small businesses from around the world produce their own auditable Quality and/or Integrated Management Systems to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001 and OHSAS standards. He is also a UKAS Assessor for the assessment of certification bodies for the harmonisation of the trans-European high speed railway network.