Against the backdrop of another lockdown, the construction industry is to be commended for continuing to work on projects in very difficult circumstances. Since the start of the New Year there have been a few developments worth noting:
- 7 January: CLC Seventh Site Operating Procedures published: https://www.constructionleadershipcouncil.co.uk/news/site-operating-procedures-version-7-published/
- 8 January: RICS public consultation opens on guidance for the valuation of buildings with cladding: https://www.rics.org/uk/news-insight/latest-news/press/press-releases/new-consultation-as-guidance-aims-to-improve-consistency-in-ews1-requests/: our recent articles on the Grenfell tragedy here Grenfell- planning for fire protection and Grenfell Tower – taking action
- Government £30 million fund to pay for the costs of installing an alarm system in buildings with unsafe cladding opens, including retrospective recovery of cost of alarms installed after 17 December 2020 and a deadline for submission of 30 June 2021: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/waking-watch-relief-fund.
Jan Grimshaw, Head of Construction