RIBA: Hackitt review is a major missed opportunity

Jane Duncan

Industry and communities ‘left in confusion’ by gaps in review

The RIBA has condemned today’s Hackitt review as a “major missed opportunity” which leaves the construction industry and communities in confusion.

RIBA president Ben Derbyshire said the institute was “extremely concerned” that Dame Judith Hackitt’s report, published today, “has failed to act on the urgent need to immediately protect life”.

The institute is particularly angry that the report has ignored its call for a ban on combustible cladding materials on high-rise buildings.

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