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GAI joins post-Hackitt Review working group

  • 26 Nov 2018

The GAI is partaking in the review of the process for specifying, supplying, installing and maintaining construction products, including architectural ironmongery, as part of Dame Judith Hackitt’s ‘Building a Safer Future’ programme.

Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy and the subsequent Hackitt Review, an industry response group was set up in July last year to take responsibility for implementing the recommendations of that review.

Its work is now being continued by the Steering Group on Competences for Building a Safer Future, and by 12 sub-groups looking at specialist areas of construction practice and consisting of representatives from installers, fire, housing, construction and professional organisations from within the industry.

Douglas Masterson, technical manager of the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) (pictured), is part of Working Group 12 which is focussed on construction products. Douglas’ expertise will see him make recommendations on the final frameworks for product specification.

Douglas commented: “Amongst the many products we will be reviewing as a Group, we will be promoting best practice methods of specifying architectural ironmongery to ensure that going forward, everyone in the construction supply chain understands the important role door hardware plays in keeping building users safe.”

Led by the Construction Product Association (CPA), Working Group 12 comprises of trade associations, manufacturers, and representatives from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

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