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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.

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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.

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The danger of the narratives we use to silence: Grenfell and the Rebel Residents

Evidence by main contractor #Rydon at the #Grenfell Tower Inquiry reveals the narratives used to silence the voices of residents.

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Power and Accountability: The psychological contract & responding to catastrophic event

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.

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Cummings & our unwritten Psychological Contract: Are we asking the right questions?

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.

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COVID-19 Unheeded Warnings #2: Centre for Health and Public Interest 2013 Report

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.

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From interruption to disruption: Leadership and Covid-19

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.

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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

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Grenfell, Leadership & the Symbolic Dance: Lessons from Mehra; Barwell; Jenrick & others…

Recent decisions about Benita Mehra, Gavin Barwell and Robert Jenrick are perplexing in the symbolic dissonance with the intent for learning and change.

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Grenfell narratives displacing our ability to learn

Heroes and Villains – The narratives displacing our ability to learn from Grenfell

This blog looks at the failures of the LFB in preparing for Grenfell and explores the narratives displacing our ability to learn from Grenfell.

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The Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Key facts…

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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Grenfell; Space Ships and the Shard – the problem with the London Fire Brigade Commissioner’s statement.

LFB Commissioner Dany Cotton said that preparing for Grenfell would be like a space shuttle landing on the shard. This article explores why this statement is problematic.
It looks at the failures of the LFB to understand and mitigate catastrophic risk and to create a learning culture.

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‘The real failure of Grenfell – complexity, ambiguity and competency.’ Prof. Torero Transcript

Transcript of Prof Torero speech – the real lesson of Grenfell. Accountability, complexity

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