New approval structures recommended by the Hackitt Review
05 Jul 2018
The press coverage and political conversation has focussed on what Hackitt has not done: the report has not recommended the banning of combustible cladding and it has not recommended compulsory sprinklers. But what does the report say? It claims that our building regulations system is not fit for purpose, enforcement is inadequate and that the means of demonstrating competency is inadequate.
To address these, Hackitt recommends creation of new structures: to validate and assure guidance, to deliver rigorous enforcement, to improve and accredit competency. Tony Jones, Principal Structural Engineer at The Concrete Centre explains more.