Learning from Grenfell

Following the devastating and tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in 2017, the regulatory framework and fire safety processes for the design and build profession are rapidly evolving. With key regulations now moving through parliament and new guidance being produced, the importance of understanding the latest changes and what is to come is intensifying.

The Architects’ Journal and AJ Specification hosted a one-day online conference on the 4 November 2021 examining the lessons learned from the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy to date, focussing on the implications for design, specification, and management within architectural practices.

Expert contributors shared their knowledge with practitioners and practice managers through a series of panels, talks, case studies and roundtables on the new rules and procedures they need to understand, especially in relation to tall buildings.

The event was chaired by Paul Hyett PPRIBA, who acted for the Grenfell Inquiry in providing expert architectural evidence.

We hope you can join us for our second Fire Safety Design Conference and gain critical insights that will inform the best practice of the future.

Why listen

Following the devastating and tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in 2017, the regulatory framework and fire safety processes for the design and build profession are rapidly evolving. With key regulations now moving through parliament and new guidance being produced, the importance of understanding the latest changes and what is to come is intensifying.

  • What has changed since the Grenfell Tower fire?
  • Understanding duties and responsibilities
  • What architects need to remember
  • Design, detailing and materials – getting it right
  • Fire design and professional indemnity insurance
  • Who checks what and when?
  • Protecting specification integrity
  • How much do you know about the product testing regime? And how much should you know?