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Grenfell and Construction Industry Reform A Guide for the Construction Professional

By Steve Phillips, Jim Martin Copyright 2022
    118 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    118 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    This book sets out the urgent changes to practices and behaviours required to build a new building safety regime in the UK and prevent a similar tragedy to the fire at Grenfell Tower from reoccurring.

    The inquiry into the fire and the independent Hackitt Review revealed deep-rooted and unpalatable truths about the current state of the UK construction industry. Dame Judith Hackitt was scathing in her assessment of the construction industry denouncing it as "an industry that has not reflected and learned for itself, nor looked to other sectors" and defining the key issues as ignorance, indifference, lack of clarity on roles and responsibilities and inadequate regulatory oversight and enforcement tools.

    Invaluable for all construction professionals who wish to take greater responsibility for the safety of residents in their buildings, this book explains why these major safety reforms are required, how they are to be achieved and the progress towards them to date.

    1. The Grenfell Tower Fire  2. The Hackitt Review  3. The Government Response and the Draft Building Safety Bill  4. Competency Frameworks  5. The Golden Thread and Traceability  6. Three Years On


    Steve Phillips is a Chartered Building Surveyor and Chartered Building Engineer who is a Senior Lecturer in Building Surveying at Northumbria University.

    Jim Martin is Executive Chairman of the Martin Arnold Group, UK. He is Chair of the Housing Forum’s Working Group: Smarter Supply: Smarter Homes and Conference Panel Member: Implementing the Hackitt Review: Next Steps (2019).