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Thursday 20 June 2019

What have we learned from

Grenfell two years on?


Venue: RICS, Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AD

Time; 7.45 - 10.15am

On the 14 June 2017, a fire which started in a small kitchen in Grenfell Tower, engulfed the 24-storey residential block claiming the lives of 72 people. The tragedy has been seen as a wakeup call for the construction industry.  While the government’s inquiry continues, Dame Judith Hackitt’s “Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety,” focused attention on how high rise buildings are designed, constructed, operated, and regulated.


Come and join us as our expert panel look at some of the implications which have arisen following the fire and the Hackitt report and what may be expected from the soon to be published draft legislation for the new system of building regulations.


  • How did we get here?

  • How easy will it be to rectify the problems we face with cladding and other roofing and enveloping systems?

  • What is the impact on landlords, housing associations and local authorities?

  • What are the implications on any current and future building regulations?

  • Do we need to rethink the way we design and deal with compliance?



Jon Slade
Campbell Tickell
Jon is a Director at Campbell Tickell and has worked here since 2013. He has worked in social housing for 32 years, including 16 years as a consultant and interim manager. He has led a variety of large and complex programmes and projects at Director/Head level with his broad skill set and an energetic, engaging approach.
He has strong skills in value for money, business assurance, housing and asset management. His specialisms include working with Boards and executives, business transformation and turnaround, strategic input, stakeholder management and process engineering.
Adrian Buckmaster
 Adrian was previously an an operational firefighter with West Midlands Fire Service, then spent 15 years in the Passive Fire Protection industry and the last 17 years in Rainscreen Cladding.
He currently provide Consultancy on the Amended Regulations as well as running TetraClad Ltd and has been involved with BBC Newsnight, Channel 4 Despatches and other media organisations who have asked for contributions.
Tom Kerr

Tom has been in the roofing industry for over fifteen years and has worked for Langley since 2009. He was promoted to the position of Sales Director after eight years as a Regional Sales Manager. Before Langley, he worked on the contracting side of the roofing industry, and is a member of the Institute of Roofing.


Tom works closely with clients to assist them with all aspects of roofing asset management and has a comprehensive understanding of roof systems and services and the evolving needs of the roofing industry.

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