The impact of the government's response to Hackitt will be massive

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As the industry awaits ministers’ decision, Andrew Mellor predicts it will be the biggest game changer in decades

I am surprised by the number of people in the industry who seem not to be aware of the Hackitt Review.

Hackitt’s recommendations will, if implemented by the government, change the way the industry designs, constructs and manages buildings. My surprise, therefore, relates to the fact that many industry colleagues simply do not know what is proposed and what its impacts will be for their business.

Hackitt was appointed by the government to undertake an Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety following the tragedy at Grenfell. She found that the existing systems which are used to develop and operate buildings are not fit for purpose and require a fundamental overhaul.

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