Grenfell and Construction Industry Reform: A Guide for the Construction Professional

Steve Phillips, Jim Martin

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In the wake of the tragic events of the fire at Grenfell Tower, 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.

There is an urgent need to change practices and behaviours to prevent a similar tragedy from reoccurring. This book sets out the changes required, why they are required, how they are to be achieved and the progress towards them to date.

Implementation of these major safety reforms will move the construction industry from the conditions that allowed the fire at Grenfell Tower to occur, to a system where construction professionals take greater responsibility for the safety of residents in their buildings. This book provides an overview of how the movement towards implementing a new building safety regime has unfolded over the last three years and details what still needs to be done if residents are to feel safe and be safe in their own homes.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages120
ISBN (Electronic)9780367552848
ISBN (Print)9780367552855
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sept 2021


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