New specifiers guide to light gauge SFS external wall systems

FIS in partnership with the Steel Construction Institute (SCI) has launched a Specifiers’ Guide to Light Gauge Steel Framing Systems (SFS) External Wall Systems to help specifiers understand the granular details involved in the design process and production of a specification.

The key to supporting change is information

FIS has become acutely aware of the growing issues within our supply chain regarding requirement, availability, and escalating cost of insurance (particularly professional indemnity), but also overall concern regarding support for our sector from the insurance industry. 

Specifiers Guide - Ceilings and Acoustic Absorbers

This specification guide from FIS sets out our desire to help everyone involved in the specification of products and systems, and our commitment to raise the safety of residents, occupiers and those who use the built environment.

It's about Collaboration: We're stronger together

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CITB Consensus – make your view known

FIS members who are likely to pay the Construction Industry Levy as proposed by CITB for 2021 to 2025 are invited to have their say by participating in the Consensus Survey

Uniting the supply chain to raise standards and improve quality in the £10 billion Finishes, Fit-out and Interiors Sector

Additional Bank Holiday in 2022

Additional Bank Holiday in 2022

There will be an additional bank holiday next year to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022. The Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) Working Rule Agreement formally recognises eight bank holidays each year, and the CIJC is proposing that this is...

Consultation: spread of fire onto external wall cladding systems

Consultation: spread of fire onto external wall cladding systems

The Scottish Government has issued a consultation “Building Standards (Fire Safety) – A consultation on external wall systems”.  They are looking to address issues in relation to the design and construction of buildings and the safety of persons in and around...

Delivery of the construction pipeline

Delivery of the construction pipeline

Build UK has worked with market intelligence provider Tussell to analyse the delivery of the IPA’s National Infrastructure and Construction Procurement Pipeline 2020/21. The analysis, which looks at whether the top 50 projects were tendered in line with the target...

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