A ‘low risk’ approach to façades on high-rise buildings

The ICM are always pleased to recommend good industry CPD - Phase 1 of the sad Grenfell Inquiry has ended - and ongoing Phase 2 is even sadder - but is now delayed due to a member of the Panel testing positive to COVID-19 so the Hearing is now deferred until 11 January 2021 but the Met. Police investigation...

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Safety, Quality, and Competence must be the focus for everything in construction

... quality design, quality products, quality services ... and ICM champions quality safety too! ... The ICM fully endorses and supports the general calls from all parts of of the sector to seize the opportunity to change the construction industry in the UK for the better, improving both safety,...

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How far should the ‘ban’ of combustible materials in high rise construction go? …

About the ‘ban’ of combustible materials in high rise construction: Jon Cumberlidge describes himself as a self professed 'Building Regs nerd' with almost two decades of experience within Construction and Regulatory Standards professions and, is both a Chartered Building Engineer and Chartered Builder...

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Ban on combustible cladding “does not go far enough” ~ systemic failure of the entire building control system!

Measures to ban combustible materials on the outside of some buildings in the wake of the Grenfell Tower Fire do not go far enough, says James Dalton, director of general insurance policy at the Association of British Insurers (ABI) in his keynote address to the FPA Fire Sector Summit on 31st October...

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National CDM Competence Registry™® launched by The Institute of Construction Management …

... the sector needs a new culture of managing safety on HRRBs and fire risks during cladding and insulation removal and replacement ... On a sound foundation the ICM proudly launched the National CDM Competence Registry™® at London Build 2018 the leading construction & design show at London...

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Development of a European approach to assess the fire performance of facades

Development of a European approach to assess the fire performance of facades [CLICK HERE TO ACCESS A PDF COPY] The objective of this project was to address a request from the Standing Committee of Construction (SCC) to provide EC Member States regulators with a means to regulate the fire performance...

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FIRE DOOR SAFETY WEEK ~ make it a competent 24/7/365 ‘All Year Round’ professional habit please!

Fire Door Safety Week is an annual event which aims to focus on issues around fire doors and fire safety ... smoke usually kills long before fire - powerful short film for Fire Door Safety Week 2018 ... the current 2018  campaign runs 24 - 30 September ...  ... the British Woodworking Foundation...

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Building regulations and fire safety: government response to Select Committee report

The government’s response to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee’s report on building regulations and fire safety Published 18 September 2018 from:Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government  CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL TEXT OF THE REPORT Ed.

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New Regulatory Framework – Joint Competence Authority – [HSE + Building Control + Fire & Rescue]

Building a Safer Future Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety: Final Report An important Alert published by Structural Safety part of ICE is aimed at those who own, commission, design, construct, or maintain multi-occupancy higher risk residential buildings (HRRBs) that are 10...

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