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Tag : Grenfell Tower fire

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    Grenfell Inquiry Report: Host of lessons for industry, building managers and emergency services

    News31 October, 2019

    The first part of Sir Martin Moore-Bick’s report of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry has confirmed many of the allegations of failures of compliance to regulations, training and policy that emerged during the Inquiry hearings, as well as highlighting a range of particular factors that either helped accelerate the spread of fire or hindered the rescue.

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    Industry hopes for certainty as parliament opts for December election

    News30 October, 2019

    The industry’s calls to define a clear direction for leaving the EU, while fully avoiding the ‘worst case-scenario’ of a no-deal withdrawal will continue for at least several more months with an additional New Year Brexit extension agreed and a General Election set for 12 December.

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    Council urged to deep clean home ventilation in Grenfell Tower area

    News22 May, 2019

    Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee has criticised a failure to implement a deep clean of ventilation systems in homes surrounding Grenfell Tower.

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    Government backs £200m ACM cladding crackdown in private buildings

    News9 May, 2019

    Government sets aside £200m to support the removal and replacement of unsafe cladding in privately owned high-rise buildings to address fears over material use.

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    CPA extends deadline for post-Grenfell product information review

    News10 April, 2019

    The Construction Products Association (CPA) has extended a Call for Evidence of how information on products is made available to the supply chain until April 23 in order to get a wider number of industry voices on potential risks.

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    It is time for a single UK ‘Construction Improvement Authority’?

    News1 April, 2019

    Establishing a statutory ‘Construction Improvement Authority’ for the UK is among drastic changes needed to address significant failings in standards across the HVAC sector.

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    Government seeks stronger regulator to aid social housing overhaul

    News14 August, 2018

    The government has set out several key aims that it hopes will overhaul the quality of social housing in the UK. This will include the introduction of a stronger regulator and new standards on home quality that will determine factors such as energy efficient heating.

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    H&V News July digital issue out now

    News3 July, 2018

    This month’s H&V News leads with in-depth coverage of the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire that is looking at a range of technical and policy issues that may have led to blaze and the subsequent loss of life.

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    Building Engineering Business Survey highlights tough start to 2018

    News4 June, 2018

    Over a quarter of 316 engineering services firms surveyed on their financial performance have reported a fall in turnover during the first quarter of 2018, the highest falls of its kind in two years.  The findings reflect the impact of adverse weather conditions and the fall of Carillion earlier this year.

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    Industry bodies back “once in a generation” chance for building regs reform

    News21 May, 2018

    Recommendations from Dame Judith Hackitt for a drastic overhaul of construction standards and improved integration of existing safety functions have been welcomed by a range of industry bodies and professional associations as a “once in a generation” opportunity.

  • Post-Grenfell building regulations review demands radical reforms

    News17 May, 2018

    The Independent Review of Building Regulations launched following the Grenfell Tower fire has demanded radical regulatory reform of how buildings are designed, built and maintained, with the government committing to seek advice on how best to ensure “meaningful” change.

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    HHIC gas maintenance guide targets consumer safety awareness

    News28 February, 2018

    The Heating and Hot Water Industry Council (HHIC) has issued new consumer guidance it hopes will build awareness around using Gas Safe engineers and the best industry practice that can be expected when servicing a boiler.

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    Building regs review urges immediate compliance overhaul

    News18 December, 2017

    Initial findings from the Independent review of building regulations and fire safety launched following the Grenfell Tower fire call for a “universal shift in culture” to rebuild resident trust in how high-rise properties are built and operate.

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    Stricter CO alarm laws backed as government review launches

    News8 November, 2017

    The All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group (APPCOG) has urged government to legislate for the mandatory fitting of CO alarms in all private rental properties using fuel-burning appliance including boilers and water heaters.

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    BESA conference considers post-Grenfell and Brexit challenges

    News19 October, 2017

    Calls for a stricter approach to compliance in the use and maintenance of building services and ensuring a sufficient intake of young people with the required levels of technical, digital or sustainability policy skills were among key themes of the BESA National Conference in London today.

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