The Hackitt Review – Fixing a broken system
The publication of the Independent Review into Building Regulations and Fire Safety, ‘Building a Safer Future’ marks the first steps, Post-Grenfell, for industry to recover the confidence of the public in the safety of the buildings that they live or work in. Although major disasters like Grenfell are thankfully rare, the findings of the Hackitt Review point to multiple weaknesses in regulation, competence and allocation of responsibility on building projects. This has undermined the confidence of many of our stakeholders in the integrity and safety of buildings. As an industry, we need to rebuild this trust as quickly as possible.