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  • Comment on: RIBA president calls for ‘urgent public inquiry’ into Grenfell Tower fire

    firmness commodity delight's comment 16 June, 2017 1:05 pm

    and therefore of the completion certificate isn't approved, was the building INSURED at the time of the fire? Mr Paget-Brown could be in for a hefty surcharge.
    Jane Duncan yet again flies her tory colours echoing calls for public enquiry, while the public demand an inquest - no handwringing, kicking in to touch, or wriggling out of criminal investigation, as the solicitor for the Lakanal House families Sophie Khan makes clear to Kirsty Wark.
    https://twitter.com/jackseale/status/875611176327028736
    Inappropriate speculation Jane ? watch the video over and over until you can make an informed opinion for yourself.

  • Comment on: Fire expert: Grenfell Tower tragedy 'entirely predictable'

    firmness commodity delight's comment 16 June, 2017 7:35 am

    there is ample case law from 2003 on epd insulation in composite panels e.g.
    http://www.cms-lawnow.com/ealerts/2004/01/sahib-foods-ltd-v-paskin-kyriakides-sands-a-firm-2003-ewca-civ-1832?cc_lang=en
    Reynobond produce an appropriatly INCOMBUSTIBLE product for facade cladding
    https://www.arconic.com/aap/europe/en/info_page/incombustible_A2_core_aluminium_composite_panels_facades_roof.asp
    We don't know if Studio E architects had a hand in materials specification in contract documents, other than to 'suggest' rather than specify.
    We don't know if Kensington & Chelsea buildign control issued a completion certificate.

  • Comment on: RIBA president calls for ‘urgent public inquiry’ into Grenfell Tower fire

    firmness commodity delight's comment 16 June, 2017 7:18 am

    Can you establish if any ARB registered architect was involved in the refurb? While Rydon assert that the design and installation complied with regulations, was it in conformance with contract specifications? It is hard to contemplate that any architect would be so stupid as not to stipulate INCOMBUSTIBLE insulation in the composite panel
    = https://www.arconic.com/aap/europe/en/info_page/incombustible_A2_core_aluminium_composite_panels_facades_roof.asp
    given the case law in examples such as PKS architects Vs Sahib Foods in 2003.
    Nor is it yet clear that the refurbishment works obtained a Completion Certificate from Kensignton & Chelsea Building Control

  • Comment on: New Brexit survey: 40 per cent of overseas architects considering leaving UK

    firmness commodity delight's comment 23 May, 2017 7:17 am

    Lol - it's not just overseas architects leaving rip-off britain. eventually the smug, beautiful, white, starchitectural practices will have to recruit the stephen lawrences, not just award themselves prizes in his name.

  • Comment on: Profession slams 'barmy' Tory pledge for annual £2K fee on non-EU architects

    firmness commodity delight's comment 23 May, 2017 7:11 am

    The profession’s leadership is an embarrassment - chartered practices with multi-million pound turnovers, russian and arab clients balking at £1 per hour fee for the much lauded European talent, is a joke. That £1 will be deducted from salaries no doubt, while directors reap high end salaries to send their children to private schools.
    What is so hypocritical is that any foreign employee should be entitled to a full expatriate package - annual return flights, health insurance and housing allowance, as the Brits expect when they work abroad. One therefore has to take Peter Hitchens seriously when he advises the young to get out of broken, rip-off, britain in social meltdown and class war. Corbyn is the only plausible candidate.

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