A new industry response group will lead the construction industry’s response to meeting the recommendations of the Independent Expert Advisory Panel (established in June to advise on immediate steps to ensure building safety) and of the government. The IRG, drawn from government and the construction industry, will include representatives from Build UK, the Construction Industry Council and the Construction Products Association, and is to ensure the construction sector can meet any new demands.
It will take forward work that will:
• provide essential advice on possible solutions for use in particular types of buildings to ensure homes, offices and public buildings are safe;
• provide advice on better ways of building and the latest construction methods, and ensure access to necessary technical expertise;
• help mobilise the UK industry if any major programmes of construction work are needed;
• advise government on the relevant sub-sectors of the construction industry, their expertise and capacity to deliver work at pace.