“New Thinking, Responsible Actions – Grenfell, NI Construction Professionals Respond”

Construction Professionals’ Council of Northern Ireland

Annual Signature Event 2020

HOLD THE DATE – 2nd April 2020 (Bookings open 20th February 2020)

The 14th of June 2017 marked a turning point in the UK Construction Industry. The nation watched as the tragic Grenfell Tower Fire unfolded, a fire which resulted in the loss of 72 lives. Following the fire, the Hackitt Report was commissioned as an independent review of building regulations and fire safety. The report exposed systemic failures in the construction industry and stated that the current building regulatory system is “not fit for purpose”. The recently published interim report, ‘Raising the bar’, by the Industry Response Group, raised many questions about the competence levels within our industry. Until now relatively little has been said about one of the most fundamental questions of all, how do we improve industry competence and culture?

The event will address how we as the local industry and specifically construction professionals’ can practically address the necessary improvements to industry competence and culture.

We have secured a number of high profile speakers, including Dame Judith Hackitt DBE, Grenfell Tower Fire Report Author, Graham Watts OBE, Chief Executive of CIC and Chair of Competence Steering Group and Professor John Cole CBE, Chair of the review panel of Building Standards Compliance and Enforcement in Scotland.

We believe this is a very important event for all those who are involved in the construction industry and we therefore hope that you will reserve the afternoon of the 2nd April 2020 in your diary for this event. Further event details and booking form will be published soon.

So Who Should Attend? All those involved with construction projects

Client Representatives Construction Professionals (Project managers; Architects; Engineers; Surveyors; Facilities Managers) Contractors and specialist contractors Central & local Government Officers Developers Housing Association representatives Legal Professionals (Barristers and Solicitors) Insurance professionals Students