Building to host event on next steps for report’s recommendations on 13 June

Building is today launching a survey of how the industry has responded to the Hackitt Review.

Dame Judith Hackitt’s report came out a year ago and was commissioned by the government following the Grenfell Tower fire to make recommendations on the future regulatory system.

Last December the government said it would implement the recommendations of the report in full and would launch a consultation detailing how this would work this spring. The consultation is expected to be launched before the second anniversary of the fire in June.

The consultation is expected to include details on:

  • How the new regulatory framework will be implemented
  • The legal responsibilities of building dutyholders which will include the client, designer and building contractor
  • A stronger and more effective enforcement and sanctions regime
  • How duty holders must collect, hold and make available building records in a digital format, the so-called ‘Golden thread’ of information

To help readers understand these changes, Building is hosting an event to discuss how the industry implements the Hackitt Review and the next steps forward.

Speakers for the event at the Bloomsbury Hotel in central London on 13 June include Peter Baker, director of the HSE Building Safety Programme Response, Nick Coombe, strategic technical advisor, London Fire Brigade and Graham Watts, chief executive, Construction Industry Council.

The survey can be completed here.

How have you and your business reacted to the recommendations of the Hackitt Review? Help us understand the industry’s response so far and be in with a chance to win a £50 Amazon gift voucher in our survey prize draw.

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