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ODI Fridays: Data and dealing with the building safety crisis

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Fri Nov 12, 2021 13:00
Online
The role that use of data may have played in the buildup to this crisis and how the continuing lack of data limited the solutions

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After the Grenfell tragedy the government hoped it would be able to address safety issues in other buildings within a year. Now more than four and a half years on, the cladding crisis has turned into a building safety crisis which now impacts hundreds of thousands of homes across the country.

Martin Boyd and Sebastian O’Kelly from the charity Leasehold Knowledge Partnership will discuss:

‘Years of systemic failings in building standards are now exposed. People are unable to afford to remediate the homes they thought were safe, People are unable to move homes. People are unable to sell their homes and people are trapped in buildings they are told are potentially unsafe.’

The talk looks at the role that use of data may have played in the buildup to this crisis and how the continuing lack of data limited the solutions the government is able to consider. It also asks if some decisions are being made without any supporting data.

About the speakers

A talk by Martin Boyd and Sebastian O’Kelly of the charity the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership.

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