The FIS team have been hard at work and achieved some brilliant results across out Technical, Business Development, Skills and Training, and Lobbying efforts. Here’s a short look back at Q2 of 2023

Key technical work

  • Update to workmanship on construction site standards – design and installation of drylining systems (the working group for BS8000 Part 8 was chaired by Technical Director)
  • Working with Imperial college and the Steel Construction Institute testing the impact of building
  • FIS announces updated vetting process aligned to Common Assessment standard
  • Surveyed drylining and ceiling market for Autumn report

Business support and guidance

Lobbying and representation

  • FIS invited to join the new Home Building Skills Partnership Sector Panel (chaired by Matthew Pratt, CEO Redrow)
  • FIS responds to consultation on measuring embodied carbon and carbon leakage
  • FIS met with senior members of Build UK and the Bank of England on a roundtable discussion on prospects and forecasts for UK construction (with input from the FIS Q1 State of Trade survey)
  • FIS joins the RICS Conflict Avoidance Coalition Steering Group
  • FIS responds to Government consultation on payment and retention overhaul
  • FIS responds to RICS consultation on Whole Life Carbon Assessment for the Built Environment
  • FIS takes a lead role in the new HSE campaign about the hidden dangers associated with asbestos

Skills and training

Key Events

  • Contractors Awards Lunch – record attendance
  • Industry Days – Commercial Fit-Out and D&B and Housebuilding
  • Scottish regional event
  • FIS Technical team active at a number of workshops / events at Clerkenwell Design Week
  • FIS supported the Construction Industry’s ‘Inspiring Change’ Conference and Awards
  • FIS Technical Director delivered a speech at the Fire Safety Event at the NEC

Download this document Q2 2023