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Preventing another Grenfell

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14:00 – 16:00

Preventing another Grenfell Tower disaster depends on a major overhaul of construction procurement practices, breaking away from the adversarial ‘race to the bottom’ through which low prices undermine safety and quality.

Join Dame Judith Hackitt, Baroness Deborah Bull and other speakers on Monday 28th for the online launch of ‘Collaborative Procurement Guidance for Design and Construction to Support Building Safety’, as announced by Secretary of State Michael Gove and co-authored by Professor David Mosey with Russell Poynter-Brown of On Pole Ltd and the DLUHC Procurement Advisory Group.

Please follow the link for the guidance and an overview. Launch speakers will explain how procurement should be linked to the safety approvals of any ‘in scope’ project so that:

  • Teams are selected on value criteria including the safety of designs, works and products, so as to avoid the ‘race to the bottom’
  • Contractors and suppliers are appointed early on a conditional basis, so as to improve and agree safety proposals and reduce risks
  • Teams are integrated through collaborative contracts that take account of resident consultation
  • The design, construction and operation of buildings and refurbishments are supported by a ‘golden thread’ of digital information.

To register for this free event please follow the link.