Notice to Building Owners

The Building Safety Programme has been established by the UK’s Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) as part of a co-ordinated national response to the fire at Grenfell Tower. The Programme is designed to identify buildings which are of concern through a thorough checking and testing process.

Owners of buildings of over 18m in height who are reviewing the safety of their buildings as part of the Programme may need to acquire professional services from structural engineers.

Structural engineers with appropriate qualifications

Building owners should satisfy themselves that a structural engineer has the appropriate professional qualifications, the necessary up-to-date skills and the relevant experience to fulfil their responsibilities on a project by project basis.

Building owners should ensure that their structural engineer is a Chartered Member (or Fellow) of The Institution of Structural Engineers. Additionally, building owners should satisfy themselves that their structural engineer follows The Institution’s rigorous Code of Conduct.

Building owners seeking assistance with acquiring professional services from structural engineers (in relation to the Building Safety Programme) can contact the Institution at technical@istructe.org.

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