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Institution's comments to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government on the proposed (fifth) amendments to the Building Regulations (Ref H8/612/5)

The Institution is concerned that the evidence to the Griffiths Tribunal on the subject of gas explosions, etc., has been taken so literally and used as a basis for the amendation of the Building Regulations. It is of the opinion that, in general, multi-storey framed buildings should be properly designed and constructed in accordance with current Building Regulations and the relevant Codes of Practice should be able to accommodate the sort of ‘unpredictable additional loads and effects’ which are presently envisaged but which are not as yet quantified or statistically substantiated as a real risk.

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