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Posted by  Peter Yarnold on February 11, 2003 at 06:52:27:

In 1957 several local authorities with the, then, Ministry of Education decided to pool resources and building programmes to develop a new prefabricated building system. The chief benefit was better value for money by not only negotiating a lower price for a large order but also establishing a more efective working relationship.
The fist consortium was called CLASP, which after followed numerous others.
At present all but the first consortia have folded, however, there is currently concern from Insurance Companies over the fire stopping with in these designs. In 1974 it was estimated that 15% of all new schools in England and Wales were being built in accordance with consortia designs, a figure that I am currently trying to re-evalute with-in my local authority. The Subsiquent problems with fire stopping are causing Insurance companies to raise the price of premiums against such buildings unless suffecient measures of prevension are implicated.
The problem sits in the extremly difficult of identifying if a school was originally constructed using such design. If anyone could advise or help in in any way I would be most grateful.

 
 
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