National Building Code ‘no draft’
CHARTERED structural engineer Grenville Phillips II is disputing suggestions that the Barbados National Building Code is a draft.
Referring to last Friday’s Tudor Street fire in which six young women died, Phillips yesterday wrote on his website: “The 1993 edition of the Barbados National Building Code is not in draft form . . ..”
And the former president of the Barbados Association of Professional Engineers told the DAILY NATION: “From 1993, the Barbados National Building Code was published for use by designers, by engineers and architects, by builders, contractors and artisans and by regulators.”
He added that those regulators would have included the Barbados Fire Service “who are actually named in the document as having authoritative jurisdiction in the Fire Section”. (GC)