Institution Fellow appointed as assessor to Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

Published: 27/11/2017

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Professor David Nethercot OBE, FREng, FIStructE has been appointed as an assessor to the Inquiry.

David will assist Chairman, Sir Martin Moore-Bick, in considering technical issues relating to the design and construction of Grenfell Tower and its refurbishment. David will also suggest lines of questioning for witnesses to counsel to the Inquiry.

David has more than 40 years’ experience in research, specialised advisory work and committee activity in the area of steel and composite construction. He has acted as an expert on the Wembley Stadium roof and the new Forth Bridge and provided specialist advice for numerous building and infrastructure projects. 

David said:

“I hope that my scientific background and technical objectivity will assist the Inquiry team in its current task and play a part in reducing the possibility of such a tragedy ever occurring again in the future. It is a privilege to be able to contribute to this process.”

Institution member, Luke Bisby, is also assisting the Inquiry as a member of the Expert Witness Panel.

Read the Chief Executive's update for members on Grenfell Tower.

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