So in the UK a lot of red tape had been removed from building and fire safety with the idea that the market will self regulate instead of in the past the fire service being responsible to sign a building off for being fire safe.Having lived in Europe and the US, I can say this: Compared to Europe, most US building standards (or any safety standards) are as good as any 5th World Country! Aka non existent or pathetically weak.
It took a MAJOR hurricane 25 years ago, that ravaged Florida and destroyed 1000s of homes because there was no building standard for houses to have the roof ATTACHED / secured to the house!!!
In the US, it takes a major, really fatal and expensive event for crooked US politicians to move their collective butts and pass a law about standards.....because having decent standards that save lives is "too cumbersome and costly for Big Business"!!
Hurricane Irma, 5 years ago: Hundreds of elderly residents (in buildings for the elderly) died from heat strokes in Florida - when those houses (owned by private companies who get tons of tax breaks) lost power and had no power generators.
Result? The US politicos woke up from their stupor and finally passed a law to compel those buildings to have power generators...but gave them 7 years to comply....yeah, too cumbersome to have it done in a year or so!!
Lots of apartment blocks over the past 20 years have been retro fitted with cladding to make them look more appealing from the outside. The problem is when no one checks what the cladding material is and results in absolute death and disaster. Check out Grenfell tower disaster, which was fairly recent.