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Nicky Venables, CEO of New Build Database interviews me about my book, Systemic change and whether we will learn from Grenfell.
On 3 July 2009, 3 week old Michelle Udooka died with her mother, Helen, in the Lakanal House Fire. Lessons were not leaarned and on 14 June 2017, the youngest victim t Grenfell was Logan Isaac Gomes, still-born at seven months.
Watch the BBC Newsnight documentary Grenfell: The 21st Floor.
Grenfell and the tacit knowledge of those at the sharp end – Ed Daffarn speaks to LBC’s James O’Brien.
LBC’s James O’Brien speaks to Ed Daffarn the author of the blog that predicted a catastrophic event at Grenfell.
An Analysis of the Design, Installation & Materials of the Rainscreen Cladding System at Grenfell Tower:
A technical analysis of what happened at the Grenfell Tower Fire.
This report looks objectively at the design of the cladding system and the way in which it was installed, whilst explaining some of the evidence heard at the Inquiry.
The coverage of the conservative vote against the Grenfell Recommendations is missing the point.
Grenfell Tower Fire: Questions and Answers.
Chartered Architectural Technologist and Fire Engineer shares what happened.
Evidence by main contractor #Rydon at the #Grenfell Tower Inquiry reveals the narratives used to silence the voices of residents.
Lessons from the Great Fire of London. What are the similarities to Grenfell.
Power and Accountability. The failure of politicians to be accountable for the psychological contract in the face of catastrophic events such as Grenfell, COVID19 and Hillsborough.
Grenfell, COVID-19 and our inability to learn: Risk Guru Podcast with Matt Hodges- Long & Gill Kernick
Grenfell, COVID-19 and Learning. Will we learn? Risk Guru podcast.
This blog explores the Cummings’ crisis through the lens of a failure to attend to and restore an unwritten psychological contract in the aftermath of catastrophic events.
Rather than asking ‘how can we ‘move on’ from the Cummings’ crisis?’ those in power might instead seek to understand what a country in grief needs from them, to understand what it would take to restore the psychological contract and build trust.
Link to Tim Harford article about why we fail to prepare for disasters.
COVID-19, collection of useful articles
Adaptive capacity is a cornerstone of resiliance. Those that failed to ensure this capacity whilst listing a pandemic as a top civil risk need to be held to account.
A 2013 Report by the CHPI warns that the new NHS structure would impact the ability to fight a pandemic.
Rather than viewing #Covid-19 as an interuption and wait for things to return to normal. It offers a unique #leadership opportunity to untether ourselves from the past and step into the Fourth Industrial Age.
Failures to learn and heed warnings about the impact of a global pandemic.
Personal reflection on #Grenfell and #COVID19
Podcast reflecting on working in high hazard industries as a non-technical woman.
Recorded for International Women’s Day.
A timeline of the first 35 minutes of the Grenfell Tower Fire.
A Mix of Positives and Negatives: Reflections on the Ministry for Housing, Community & Local Government’s recent advice for building owners
Chartered Architectural Technologist and Fire Engineer, Frances Maria Peacock gives her view on the recent advice for building owners issues by. the MHCLG
What lessons are there for us to learn from week 1 of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry
Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 2 details and background.
Recent decisions about Benita Mehra, Gavin Barwell and Robert Jenrick are perplexing in the symbolic dissonance with the intent for learning and change.
Housing Quality Network 2020.
Podcast and Article
This blog looks at the failures of the LFB in preparing for Grenfell and explores the narratives displacing our ability to learn from Grenfell.
Key facts surrounding the departure of the LFB Commissioner.
A conscious unwillingness to learn from Grenfell
Grenfell Tower, Phase 1 Report, Systemic Change, Learning. The one question it must answer.
In preparation for the publication of the Phase 1 report, I’ve attempted to pull together some key facts about the Inquiry. Please forgive any errors or omissions. I look at: The Purpose of a Public…
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