Even before the terrible events at Grenfell Tower on 14th June 2017, professionally qualified Fire Engineers making up the Tenos team were already busily engaged as expert advisors and expert witnesses. We handle an increasing number of cases dealing with matters of alleged defects in building fire precautions. These include residential, health care, education, commercial, storage and industrial buildings.
Defects fall into categories covering both design and workmanship in buildings under construction or major refurbishment. These may breach the requirements of the Building Contract or fail to achieve the level of fire safety required by statutory regulations.
Matters dealt with include omission of fire protection from places where it should be, inadequate construction or installation where the fire protection has been provided, and manufacturer’s or supplier’s claims of product performance not subject to proper scrutiny. Cases have also involved the use of fire safety systems or products outside of their limits of application and alleged deficiencies in fire safety management, such as the failure to implement and maintain effective policies and procedures.
In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the response of government, the Inquiry led by Sir Martin Moore-Bicke and the review of Building Regulations by Dame Judith Hackitt have focussed many more legal minds on matters of fire safety. This has led to a significant surge in the amount of case work being directed to the fire safety engineering profession.
Tenos has been able to respond to this demand by ensuring that it maintains and supports a strong team of experienced fire engineers qualified to Chartered Engineer level and who are fully conversant with the CPR35 rules and procedures.
You can make initial contact via this link and we will be in touch with you to discuss which of our experts would be best placed to assist and to carry out the necessary initial conflict check in respect of accepting a potential instruction.
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