Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, CABE attended a DCLG / Industry Response Group Working Party Meeting held at RICS HQ on 30th August 2017. The meeting was held to discuss the potential shortfall in qualified professionals able to provide very specific advice to owners of tall tower blocks with Aluminium Composite Material cladding. The UK government are looking for the industry to compile a register of professionals who will meet the criteria set out by DCLG in their advice:
‘Building owners should take professional advice on what further steps to take with respect to their cladding system. This professional advice may be obtained from a qualified chartered professional with relevant experience in fire safety, including fire testing of building products and systems, such as a chartered engineer registered with the Engineering Council by the Institution of Fire Engineers or a chartered professional from another built environment profession (which includes CABE) specialising in fire safety consultancy.’
If you, as a CABE professional, believe you have the relevant experience and qualifications, and are willing to put yourself forward for consideration to join the proposed register of named individuals (not firms), then please email your details direct to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will then be in touch. We would remind professionals that they must practise within their limits of skills and competence at all times.
Chartered Association of Building Engineers