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The Hackitt Report : What the industry must learn from the disaster at Grenfell Tower, Bristol

  • Lecture
  • Bristol
  • 02 October 2018
  • 18:00 - 19:30
The Hackitt Report : What the industry must learn from the disaster at Grenfell Tower, Bristol

About this event

The ICE Bristol City Club would like to invite you to an evening talk on lesson learned from the industry reports into the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017. Alastair Soane and Paul Mc Nulty, from Structural-Safety, will explore the findings of the Hackitt Report and whether systematic risks exist in the infrastructure sector.

The Grenfell Tower fire was a devastating event that caused national shock throughout the country and raised concern that any failings may be systemic within the industry and not site specific. As a Public Inquiry into the disaster continues, organisations and professionals within the built environment sector have examined whether action needs to be taken in light of the lessons learned.

Alastair and Paul shall summarise the findings of the Hackitt Report and the ICE's 'In plain sight' report. Key insight shall be provided on whether there are systematic risks which exist within the infrastructure sector.

Please note that the talk cannot investigate the full details of the Grenfell Tower disaster in any great length, as these remain subject to a Public Inquiry.

This event is FREE and open to all (including the general public).

Sandwiches and refreshments are available from 18:00 with the talk commencing at 18:30.


Alastair Soane BSc PhD CEng FICE FIStructE

Director, Structural-Safety

Alastair is the Director of Structural-Safety. Former CEO of Bingham Cotterell consulting engineers with extensive experience on UK and International projects. Former member of Building Regulations Advisory Committee for England and Chair of the Structures Working Party, member of the Advisory Group on Temporary Structures.

Lewis Kent award winner from IStructE in 2012, author of numerous publications and visiting professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Liverpool. Past president of the Smeatonian Society of Civil Engineers.

Paul Mc Nulty MEng PhD CEng MICE

Senior Engineer, Structural-Safety

Paul is a Senior Engineer with Structural-Safety. He has design and assessment experience in civil and structural engineering, including completing a PhD on an innovative arch bridge design, working in consultancy as a structural engineer in both the offshore oil and gas industry and the onshore buildings industry. He has a particular interest in safety and enjoys promoting the best practices from his experience of working in both industries.

Event venue

University of Bristol
Pugsley Lecture Theatre
Queen’s Building, University Walk
Bristol BS8 1TR
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Katie Sharrocks

e: katie.sharr[email protected]