The author of the Grenfell Tower Fire Report, Dame Judith Hackett DBE, is to speak at a major construction industry conference in Belfast on 2 April. The event is being organised by the Construction Professionals’ Council of Northern Ireland (CIPCNI) in response to the issues raised in her report, commissioned following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire of 2017. The report exposed systemic failures in the construction industry and stated that the current building regulatory system is “not fit for purpose”. The conference will examine the areas it raises about competence and culture within the sector.
Also speaking will be two leading and highly respected professionals within the industry – Graham Watts OBE, Chief Executive of the Construction Industry Council and Chair of Competence Steering Group who published a response to the Hackett Report called ‘Raising the Bar’ and Professor John Cole CBE, Chair of the review panel of Building Standards Compliance and Enforcement in Scotland.
The conference will take place at the Hilton Hotel Belfast from 12.30 onwards. Booking is available via www.eventbrite.com