Technical and Regulatory

Building Safety


In the wake of the Grenfell tower fire, the construction industry has been set the challenge of radical and fundamental transformation. The Industry Response Group (IRG) was formed to work alongside government in coordinating and implementing those changes. Dame Judith Hackitt’s seminal Independent Review of the Building Regulations and Fire Safety: Final Report (Hackitt Report) identified that the construction regulatory system was unfit for purpose and outlined proposals for regulatory reform and how industry needed to change the principles on how it operated.

As a member of the IRG and strong contributor and champion of the Hackitt Report, CPA has been leading and collaborating on projects to pioneer industry culture change. Working in collaboration with government and across the industry in a non-siloed approach, CPA leads on key projects include raising the bar on the competence of the industry; ensuring marketing and product information is robust, clear and transparent; and the reviewing of construction product testing.

For more information, contact Hanna Clarke.