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Analysis: Grenfell tragedy highlights architects' marginalisation


I certainly agree with Richard Saxon about needing IPI but PII is not the problem, the lack of regulation over 'architectural' designers and consultants is. Any Tom, Dick or Harry (or Charles?) can claim to be an architectural technician / technologist / engineer / surveyor / designer / consultant. ONLY Chartered members of those professions are required to be qualified in the subject of the profession and none are qualified as architects. As architects we have been fobbed off by the government, spouting the 'free market' excuse, but the lack of regulation controlling the building design professions and the construction industry workers is killing people. BCOs and Local Authorities, carry NO design liability, the responsibility lies with those designing and building who, currently, are not required to be qualified. Madness.

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1 August, 2017

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