Docomomo: One-day Seminar on Tower Blocks, Saturday 7th July, 10:00-16:30

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Tower blocks have had a chequered history and their survival in the UK remains uncertain. In this one-day event, we look at their history, their changing technical characteristics, the reception of them by residents and the public, the maintenance and upkeep of them by their owners, their safety and their prospects for the future.

Among our speakers will be:

  • Professor Stefan Muthesius, co-author with Miles Glendinning of Towers for the Welfare State (published by the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies);
  • Emma Dent Coad, MP for Kensington, former member of the tenant management association that oversaw Grenfell Tower, and member of the Docomomo Working Party;
  • Ian Abley, a specialist in construction detailing, compliance, snagging, and the requirements of façade, structural and services engineers;
  • Asterios Agkathidis of Liverpool University, a specialist in sustainable retrofit;and others.

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