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The Hackitt report highlights the failings within the construction industry and sets out recommendations for a major shakeup of the current regulatory framework governing building control and fire safety in high-rise residential buildings.
Information and record-keeping around construction projects is often fragmented – I believe ‘the golden thread’ is a step towards true transparency. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is now acknowledged as crucial in the design and construction process, but it goes beyond that – it provides a significant and lasting legacy of digital information from all those involved. EOS operate to BIM Level 2 and this technology is seen as fundamental to not only our business operation but how we collaborate with our construction partners.
In addition to BIM, with our Etex group partners we consider taking a systems approach, as recommended in the Hackitt report – backed by rigorous testing regimes and certification is also a critical factor in determining building performance and safety across the medium to high-rise residential sectors.
In our latest issue of In the Frame we focus on mitigating risks and please remember that as part of Etex, we have some of the best fire experts in the UK on our team and technical support is there for specifiers throughout the lifecycle of the project, from concept to completion – in person, online, or by phone.