In this third and final podcast of this series, where BIM Academy Digital Director, Bola Abisogun OBE, has been exploring the implications of new regulations under the Building Safety Act for high-rise building owners, Bola speaks to former Grenfell Tower resident Gill Kernick about her view on the pace of change in terms of building safety in the construction industry since the Grenfell tragedy.
Gill is the author of Catastrophe and Systemic Change: Learning from the Grenfell Tower Fire and Other Disasters, which combines her decades of experience consulting organisations in high hazard industries to build the leadership and culture to prevent catastrophic events, with a deeply personal connection to the 2017 fire.
From 2011 to 2014, Gill lived on the 21st floor of Grenfell, seven of her immediate neighbours were among the 72 deaths that occurred due to the fire. In April 2022, Gill joined Arup as Transformation Director working to shape an organisation that enables Arup and its clients to create a sustainable world.
In this podcast, Bola and Gill discuss the need for a culture change when it comes to building safety, what lessons we have learned from Grenfell and what are Gill’s hopes for the future of residents in high rise buildings.