Monday, 23 March 2015 07:32

Post Grenfell High Rise Towers

Robert Thorniley-Walker is on the ICE Task Force of experts following the Grenfell Tower fire. The practice has vehemently argued against the fire policy of "stay until evacuated" in many buildings and argues that technology should be used as a way of communicating with residents.

For around 13 years, S&CC has been partially engaged on the design and site work for the forensic investigation and strengthening of high-rise residential concrete towers.

Several of the towers were the Ronan Point-type large panel system (LPS). Investigations continued to provide new surprises in the 1960's construction. In Three Towers 15 km of carbon fibre were installed to reinforce the floor slabs.

Robert has given many presentations on refurbishing high-rise buildings to members of ICE, IStructE, IMBE & BRE.

The practice has also been involved with inspection and assessment of multi-storey car parks.