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Why Grenfell Tower Burned: Regulators Put Cost Before Safety - The New York Times
But in Britain, still no changes were made. “The construction industry appears to be stronger and more powerful than the safety lobby,” said Ronnie King, a former fire chief who advises the parliamentary fire safety group. “Their voice is louder.”
GrenfellTower  fire  safety  construction  cladding  high-rise  regulation  design  deregulation  business  OmnisExteriors  Arconic  UK 
june 2017 by petej
Camden set to remove cladding from Chalcots Estate tower blocks
“Therefore the panels that were fitted were not to the standard that we had commissioned. In light of this, we will be informing the contractor that we will be taking urgent legal advice."
GrenfellTower  fire  safety  Camden  cladding  construction  standards  high-rise 
june 2017 by petej

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