GRENFELL TOWER

Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Carillion used combustible cladding on Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Inspections have revealed that Carillion used non-complaint cladding on the Royal Liverpool University Hospital that it was building at the time it went into liquidation
unsafe cladding

Brokenshire tells firms they must remove unsafe cladding or face action

Landlords across the UK have been urged by the Government to remove unsafe cladding from their buildings or face enforcement action
insulation

Flammable insulation discovered at Burton Road development fire

Investigations by Epping Forest District Council and Essex Fire and Rescue Service into a fire at the Burton Road development in Debden has revealed that the insulation used was flammable  
Hackitt Review

Opinion: Why we must get behind the Hackitt Review’s call for change

Paul Everall, chief exec of LABC gives his response to claims made by Paul Wilkins of the ACAI that the Hackitt Review was wrong to call for approved inspectors to be excluded from inspecting high-rise residential blocks
fire safety

Fire safety in construction: Setting the agenda

Ryan Simmonds, Sales Director for Framing at voestalpine Metsec plc, explores the importance of only specifying framing materials that have been fire tested or assessed and the options available to the industry.
Approved inspectors

The Hackitt Review: Where it went wrong on approved inspectors

The Hackitt Review made a number of recommendations that will improve safety throughout the lifetime of a building. However, argues Paul Wilkins, it got it wrong on the role of private approved inspectors
Hackitt Review

Grenfell: The British Safety Council voices its concerns in response to the Hackitt Review

David Parr, policy and technical director at the British Safety Council, examines the final recommendations of the Hackitt Review into fire safety and building regulations
Building a Safer Future

Construction Industry Council responds to Hackitt reforms

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has published its response to Dame Judith Hackitt’s ‘Building a Safer Future’ report, commissioned by government following the Grenfell Tower fire
refurbishment sector

Government measures to improve fire safety bring security into the refurbishment sector for the...

New suggested standards for front doors to flats released in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy for the first time bring security compliance into the refurbishment sector
Cladding

Grenfell: Where does fire safety go from here?

Theresa May has pledged £400m to strip dangerous cladding similar to that used on Grenfell Tower from other high-rise blocks. But Christian Pillai of MAC Construction Consultants argues that a fundamental change in culture is also needed to avoid future tragedies
Property Management

What lessons can be taken from the Grenfell disaster in regards to communication?

After the Grenfell disaster, there has understandably been a crisis of trust, property managers and landlords must learn effective two-way communication
fire safety work

Fire safety in construction: Setting the agenda

Ryan Simmonds, Sales Director for Framing at voestalpine Metsec plc, explores the importance of only specifying framing materials and fire safety work including the many options available to the industry.
high-rise residential buildings

Government action plan to speed up removal of dangerous cladding on high-rise buildings

Secretary of State for Communities, Rt. Hon James Brokenshire MP has announced further plans to support councils as they work with owners of high-rise residentials blocks to remove unsafe cladding.
combustible materials

Brokenshire publishes consultation on banning combustible materials

The ban on combustible materials on the external walls of high-rise residential buildings which are 18 metres takes a step forwards as Housing Secretary, James Brokenshire, publishes a consultation

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