Smoke Vent Failure Points To Bigger Problems

Posted on September 08, 2018

There has been widespread criticism of the smoke ventilation system at Grenfell Tower, but its apparent failure is not quite as clear-cut as many might think. Grenfell Tower residents and firefighters reported finding it almost impossible to...

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Hackitt Was Right To Focus On Culture Not Cladding

Posted on May 31, 2018

The media storm that greeted Dame Judith Hackitt's report on the role of the building regulations in the Grenfell Tower fire missed a very important point. The mainstream broadcasters and publishers were mystified by the fact that her...

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Playing Fair Is Not Just A Moral Issue

Posted on May 10, 2018

The recent national uproar over the 'gender pay gap' and the disastrous consequences for thousands of companies after the collapse of Carillion has thrust the whole issue of fair payment into the limelight. It is great news that employment is at...

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Testing Times For Fire Safety Systems

Posted on March 13, 2018

Facilities and building managers are under growing pressure to review their fire safety strategies in the wake of the Grenfell fire. The ongoing review into the Grenfell Tower tragedy last year is subjecting the design and maintenance of fire...

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Carillion Collapse Is Urgent Alarm Call

Posted on January 30, 2018

The financial fall-out from the collapse of construction giant Carillion will have an impact on the sector's supply chains for many years to come. The damage already being caused to hundreds of small businesses and thousands of their employees...

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