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Exclusive: Grenfell Tower architect Studio E goes into liquidation


One aspect of the current unprecedented downturn in work is that it might hopefully enable the genuinely 'great and the good' of the profession to find much more time to get involved in rescuing it from ignominy in the eyes of many (particularly, it would seem, the insurers). Unfortunately this will probably be made more difficult in the current fraught political climate, where our government is increasingly seen to be short on integrity - and not scoring well on ability. The 'market forces' mantra of many years surely has to be called to account where it has led to demonstrable failures - the ill-advised and damaging 'deconstruction' of vitally important aspects of building design and process embodied in the Building Research Establishment and the administration of Building Control. The growth of elaborate quality management systems and certification really doesn't seem to have fulfilled its promise in replacing some of the older, more traditional forms of 'policing' design and construction.

Posted date

22 May, 2020

Posted time

11:02 am