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The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has announced its intention to investigate build quality in the UK. The investigation will be carried out by a commission of past CIOB presidents, and will ascertain what can be done to address issues of build quality across the construction industry.

This comes in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster in North Kensington, London, where 79 people are currently believed to have lost their lives. The project was originally prompted by the Cole Report – published in the aftermath of a wall failure at Oxgangs Primary School, Edinburgh, in January 2016.

The commission’s chair, Paul Nash, said that: “The recent tragic events at Grenfell Tower have further underlined the need for an urgent review of the way in which quality is managed in our industry.”

He carried on to state that “The CIOB has a duty to respond to this issue, acting in the public interest.”

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