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New coalition to develop international fire safety standards

The chair of the new coalition, Gary Strong, who is also the global building standards director of the RICS, said London’s Grenfell Tower tragedy indicates the level of need for a consistent set of international fire safety standards.

In June of 2017, more than 70 people died in a fire that broke out at the residential tower, a blaze that was reportedly caused by a malfunctioning refrigerator on one of the building’s lower floors. The rapid spread of the fire, however, has been blamed on cladding that had been installed as part of a renovation.

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