CaCHE research into building safety remediation informs best practice

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CaCHE Co-Investigator Dr Jenny Preece from the University of Sheffield has been working with the Considerate Constructors Scheme to embed best practice related to building safety remediation works. Drawing on research carried out earlier this year, we have been working to develop a best practice case study which can inform how building remediation projects are planned and managed.

Working with the Considerate Constructors Scheme, our case study highlights the role that contractors, clients, building owners and managers can play in improving practice related to building safety works in occupied buildings. As the case study explains: When we view remediation as a solely technical exercise associated with making the material fabric of buildings safe, we are missing an important element that sets remediation aside from many other large-scale construction projects – work is being carried out on occupied homes. Whilst a safe building is the outcome, how this is achieved also matters, because the lives of those living in close proximity to works are affected to a very significant extent. For contractors and clients undertaking remediation projects, this means putting the lived experience of residents at the forefront of thinking at every stage of the work, from planning through to signoff.

The Considerate Constructors Scheme is reviewing their monitoring guidance for occupied remediation sites, and we will continue to work with them with the aim of raising standards and improving the experience of living through such works.


Date: December 16, 2022 1:58 pm


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