Comment on: Grenfell Tower fire | What now for regulations?
In all the professional commentary I've read so far there has been no mention of how useful the CDM regulations ought to have been in avoiding this disaster. A review of the design hazard logs and risk assessments should be carried out to see if this scenario was even contemplated.
This was my comment on the guardian's website when i read the news:
"You try spending £640 million a month on complex infrastructure projects. It's impossible. Even £6 million a month is going some and the Government was asking us to believe that Network Rail could procure work at one hundred times that rate? This was a cynical plan to fail thrust on Network Rail managers who should have known better and blown the whistle at the very outset. Now the nasty party can hide behind protestations of management ineptitude with impunity and not spend anywhere near the original figure, always their intent from the beginning."
can you imagine a british contractor being awarded a contract to build a bridge across the seine? no? i wonder why...
Another famous british consultant disappears into history, along with Sir Alexander Gibb, Guy Maunsell and many others. This cannot be good for the industry, can it?