Implications of Disaster on Competency of Marketing, Specification and Installation of FR Products

Time: 15:20 - 15:40

Date: 8 June 2021

Theatre: Seminar Room C

8-june-2021 15:20 8-june-2021 15:40 Europe/London Implications of Disaster on Competency of Marketing, Specification and Installation of FR Products

In the early hours of 14 June 2017, a fire spread through Grenfell Tower. Seventy-one people died, many homes were destroyed, and countless lives have been affected. The fire appeared to be accelerated by the building’s exterior cladding system, leading to a national programme of extensive testing of the cladding on other high-rise buildings. The… Read more »

Surface & Coatings Technology Network

In the early hours of 14 June 2017, a fire spread through Grenfell Tower. Seventy-one people died, many homes were destroyed, and countless lives have been affected. The fire appeared to be accelerated by the building’s exterior cladding system, leading to a national programme of extensive testing of the cladding on other high-rise buildings. The disaster prompted an independent review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety and as the review progressed, it became clear that the whole system of regulation, from what is written down and the way in which it is implemented, is not fit for purpose, leaving room for shortcuts to be taken without understanding the consequences. This presentation will examine lessons we can learn and steps that should be taken to improve the competency of installations with respect to fire resistant products.

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