Posts tagged with ‘Grenfell Tower’

  • Building design, standards and management need radical overhaul, says the Institution of Engineering and Technology

    By Sarah on May 21, 2018
    In response to the Grenfell fire safety review Dr Joanna Cox, the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s head of policy, has commented: “The IET was greatly saddened by the tragedy at Grenfell, and is determined to support the inquiry in identifying all the causes and issues that must be addressed. Our belief is that knee-jerk responses do not save lives and can […]
  • CIBSE supports Dame Judith Hackitt’s call for change

    By Sarah on May 21, 2018
    The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers supports Dame Judith Hackitt’s call for fundamental change in the way that we regulate the construction and operation of high rise buildings. Her Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety outlines a number of recommendations for change, and addresses many issues that CIBSE members have grappled with for years. It is unfortunate […]
  • NAPIT responds to the Hackitt Review

    By Debbie Eales on May 17, 2018
    NAPIT – The National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers ­– has welcomed many elements of the thorough review conducted by Dame Judith Hackitt, after her Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety was published today (May 17). The review was ordered following the Grenfell Tower disaster in June 2017, in which 71 people died after a faulty fridge […]
  • CPA Responds to Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

    By Debbie Eales on May 17, 2018
    The Construction Products Association (CPA) has responded to Dame Judith Hackitt’s Review into Building Regulations published this morning (May 17). The review follows the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. The CPA was invited to contribute towards the Review and was asked to Chair Working Group 3: Regulations and Guidance and contribute to two further working groups – Working Sub-Group 1 & […]
  • FETA chairman addresses industry challenges at Association’s annual lunch

    By Debbie Eales on April 23, 2018
    The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations’ annual lunch at The Brewery, London, on April 19, hosted more than 600 guests from a whole range of trade bodies, government departments and industry. In his speech, FETA Chairman, John Smith, addressed some of the many challenges affecting the construction/building services industry and detailed the association’s recent activities in response to these challenges. […]
  • BESA backs Hackitt’s call to action following Grenfell Tower fire

    By Debbie Eales on January 2, 2018
    The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the interim report issued by the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety following the Grenfell Tower fire. The need for future regulations to focus on the whole lifecycle of buildings and for the industry to “sharpen up” on skills and competence were particularly welcome, the Association said. The Review, chaired […]
  • Construction industry is ‘facing challenges it has never seen before’ – Mark Farmer

    By Debbie Eales on November 27, 2017
    The construction industry faces a combination of challenges unlike anything it has survived before, according to Mark Farmer – the author of last year’s seminal ‘Modernise or Die’ report. He told the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) national conference that an ageing workforce, poor productivity, rising consumer discontent prompted by poor quality new build housing, serious financial problems among Tier […]
  • BESA welcomes planned review of building regulations

    By Debbie Eales on July 18, 2017
    The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed BBC reports that a full review of the Building Regulations will be carried out in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy (pictured). Chief executive Paul McLaughlin said BESA had been flagging up weaknesses in the regulatory framework for many years and had long been a champion of tighter enforcement. Reports suggest […]
  • CORGI and The Association of Electrical Safety Managers join forces to offer free support to government organisations in wake of Grenfell Tower disaster

    By Debbie Eales on June 26, 2017
    Following the devastating Grenfell Tower fire disaster, CORGI Technical Services and the Association of Electrical Safety Managers (AESM) are working together to offer free, confidential support to local and national government organisations, to help avoid similar incidents in the future. Claire Heyes, CEO of CORGI Technical Services stated: “The terrible disaster at Grenfell Tower is something that has touched us […]
  • Engineering body comments on potential causes of London tower block fire

    By Debbie Eales on June 14, 2017
              The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), publisher of the IET Wiring Regulations which set the standards for electrical installation in the UK, outlines some of the possible causes of the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower, West London. Mark Coles, Head of Technical Regulations at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) said: “This is […]