Hackitt calls for an end to value engineering

Dame Judith Hackitt

Construction set up for firms 'to bid at any cost'

Value engineering should be scrapped because all it does is cut quality, Judith Hackitt has said.

She said removing value engineering from the construction industry was integral to overhauling the sector.

The author of the report into building regulations and fire safety following last year’s Grenfell Tower fire made her comments at the Chartered Association of Building Engineers last week.

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