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Watch the Raising the Bar conference in full

The conference on Raising the Bar from 18 October is now available to watch in full.

By Hanna Clarke at 29 Oct 2019

How do you raise the bar on product competence?

In August, the Industry Response Group (IRG) – a joint government and industry forum set up to address shortcomings in the construction industry revealed by Grenfell - launched a first response to the Hackitt review with the interim report Raising the Bar – Improving Competence, Building a Safer Future.

By Hanna Clarke at 9 Oct 2019

Competence: a timely cultural change for our industry

The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government has recently closed its consultation on Building a Safer Future, that builds on the recommendations from Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety and proposes fundamental reform of building safety requirements so that residents are safe, and feel safe, in their homes. As the conversation progresses, it is only right that we remind ourselves of the wider cultural change our industry is undergoing.

By Peter Caplehorn at 21 Aug 2019

Product manufacturers must regain confidence, but industry already has an appetite for change

The publication of Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety issued an important and resounding call for change across the entire construction industry. A number of challenges were identified about how we ensure our buildings keep people safe.

By Peter Caplehorn at 26 Mar 2019

Labour’s Green Paper: Housing For the Many

Last week saw the publication of Labour’s Green Paper on social housing. Like all good housing announcements, it came with a big number target – 1 million “genuinely affordable” homes over ten years. And like recent housing papers from the incumbent government, it wasn’t short on proposals to shake-up delivery.

By Rebecca Larkin at 24 Apr 2018

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