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Glasgow School of Art sought to undermine Mac fire evidence, MSPs claim


Hi as one of the invited fire experts to the 17 Jan 2019 Scottish parliament hearings and one of which attacked directly by Glasgow School of Art - I’ll suggest the testimony stands where they were responsible for failing to protect the Mackintosh building, collections and Scotland’s legacy, not once but twice! Failing to identify and manage asbestos removal so it did not frustrate 2014 fire suppression installation. Failure to consider gaseous suppression for the archives as per the national maritime museum Failure to implement Buro Happolds 2006 / 2008 recommendations in a timely manner. Failure to program temporary or phased installation of the fire suppression and removal of the 2014 system in its entirety before the 2018 fire. Failure to present evidence on the scope and extent of the fire safety considerations. Defaulting to hiding behind the active and ongoing investigation. Attempts to discredit independent experts of which there are many and including those expert arguments which sought to inform the respondents next step, recovery or defence constructs. Look forward to expanding upon my expert testimony and evidence considerations during the full public inquiry which the Scottish Parliament had deemed necessary. DM @stevemcfirerisk for additional comments or opinions.

Posted date

11 June, 2019

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