Details on Scottish building standards review

Details on Scottish building standards review

THE GOVERNMENT’S review of building standards has selected chairs for its two review groups, one of which will focus on fire safety.

Wired-Gov reported on the review, which will see two groups ‘take forward the review of building standards’ in terms of enforcement and compliance and fire safety in building standards respectively. Professor John Cole will chair the enforcement and compliance review, whilst Dr Paul Stollard will chair the review of fire safety in building standards.

Housing Minister Kevin Stewart yesterday said: “The Ministerial Work Group on building and fire safety was set up in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, with the primary aim of offering public reassurance and ensuring any action that we needed to take as a result of what we know – or will find out – about the Grenfell tower fire.

‘Part of the group’s focus has been on a wider range of measures to enhance and strengthen building regulations enforcement and compliance as well as fire safety. Today I have appointed two established leaders in their field of expertise to chair the two groups that will take forward the review of building standards.

‘Professor John Cole will chair the review of enforcement and compliance and Dr Paul Stollard will chair the review of fire safety in building standards. I am delighted that we are so fortunate to have two chairs of such high calibre leading this work.’