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ICE post-Grenfell review published today

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The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) will today publish its review into the risks of a catastrophic incident happening in the infrastructure sector.

Past ICE president Peter Hansford chaired the review, which will did not examine the Grenfell Tower fire but instead looked at the industry’s areas of weakness highlighted by the tragedy.

The review has been solely focused on infrastructure, not housing, and will not be used to inform the government’s inquiries. It investigated past failings in the industry and what lessons can be learnt from them.

Areas covered by the review include system-related risks, responsibility for management of assets, how guidance is implemented and managed, and how professional roles and culture affects catastrophic incident risk.

When the review was announced, Hansford told New Civil Engineer that although it is too early to tell what could come out of the review, it was right to begin the investigation soon after the Grenfell Tower fire.

“We all have 20/20 hindsight so of course you could always do these things at an earlier stage,” he said when the review was launched.

“I think the time is right, I think this incident has shocked the nation, shocked the profession, shocked the industry.”

 

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