AFTER NEARLY A year of support and guidance for Scotland’s building sector, the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum welcomed another three major organisations to its ranks.
The campaigning collective, established in March last year as COVID-19 struck, has been at the vanguard of the battle to help the construction sector in Scotland.
The Forum has now welcomed the Association of Brickwork Contractors, the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering and the National Federation of Demolition Contractors to its ranks.
Their addition means the Forum now has 30 members from across Scotland, representing Government agencies, private companies, professional services and training bodies,. It has another 25 organisations contributing advice to its sub-groups.
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Forum Chair and SELECT Managing Director Alan Wilson, said: “It is very gratifying that, after nearly a year of intensive campaigning, we are attracting the notice of still more prominent and powerful organisations.”
The Association of Brickwork Contractors (ABC) represents the largest specialist contractors across the UK and focuses on supporting the role of bricklayers.
Eve Livett, Chief Executive of ABC, said: “Working together in the common interest has proved to be an unprecedented success for the CICV Forum and our association is keen to contribute to its ongoing service to the industry.”
The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has a membership of 7,500, made up of practitioners, consultants, specifiers, designers, public health engineers, lecturers, trainers and trainees.
Kevin Wellman, CEO of CIPHE, said: “The Institute, which defines and monitors professional standards worldwide, has noticed with interest the collegiate nature of the CICV Forum’s work and its promotion of wider interests. We will be glad to be able to contribute to the important work that the Forum has been doing.”
The National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) has championed the standards and professionalism of its members for more than 80 years. It counts some of the biggest names in the specialist sector among its more than 140 members.
Howard Button, CEO of NFDC, said: “Our Federation is the most powerful voice in the demolition industry and we want to add it to the other organisations which have come together under the CICV Forum banner to work for the greater good of the construction industry.”
Since its creation in March last year, the Forum has drawn on the collective expertise of its members to maintain a steady supply of information and practical advice to the sector as well as carrying out surveys, hosting webinars and making appeals to Government Ministers.
The way in which it has encouraged a culture of working together for mutual benefit is being noted across the sector as a model for future collaboration, CICV Forum says.