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Lens Blog: Adjudication

Lens Blog: Adjudication

FIS Consultant Len Bunton looks at the recently released report published by Kings College London - 2022 Construction Adjudication in the United Kingdom: Tracing trends and guiding reform - which provides a good snapshot of current trends. These monthly Blogs are...

FIS Members invited to HS2 “Meet the Bidder” event

FIS Members invited to HS2 “Meet the Bidder” event

FIS Members have been invited to attend the Meet the Bidder event hosted jointly by the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) and HS2.  Tier 1 contractors Taylor Woodrow and Gulermark are seeking to engage their supply chains for HS2's development at...

New Passive Fire Protection Inspection qualifications launched

New Passive Fire Protection Inspection qualifications launched

Independent Fire Training Ltd has taken the next steps as part of their competency framework to further develop three of their existing courses into formal Ofqual regulated qualifications and are excited to introduce the new courses and qualification delivery from...

Employer guidance needed for FIS Skills

Employer guidance needed for FIS Skills

There are currently three employer vacancies for members of the FIS Skills Board. The role involves contributing information that will direct FIS in the support needed for the finishes and interiors sector to ensure a competent and safe workforce. We are looking for...

Collaborative risk sharing will be key to preserving industry resilience

Collaborative risk sharing will be key to preserving industry resilience

Construction Product Availability: 23 November 2022 Statement from John Newcomb, CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation and Peter Caplehorn, CEO of the Construction Products Association, co-chairs of the Construction Leadership Council’s Product Availability working...

Training Awards winners announced

Training Awards winners announced

FIS and Worshipful Company of Plaisterers have announced the winners of the new sector Training Awards at its gala lunch held at Plaisterers’ Hall in London today. In front of a packed audience at Plaisterers’ Hall, the winners of the 2022 Training Awards were...

CGR crowned winners of FIS Fit Out World Cup

CGR crowned winners of FIS Fit Out World Cup

To celebrate the World Cup, FIS hosted its own Fit Out World Cup Tournament for members and the wider community earlier this month at Sutton Coldfield Town Football Club. The event raised a fantastic £1,200 for the Lighthouse Club, a Construction Industry Charity that...

CPA response to the Chancellors Autumn Statement 2022

CPA response to the Chancellors Autumn Statement 2022

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt highlighted 'stability, growth and public services' as the three main priorities of his Autumn Statement 2022. For construction product manufacturers, as well as the wider construction industry, the announcements made under the ‘growth’ priority...

FIS issues guidance on fire door openings – limitations of testing

FIS issues guidance on fire door openings – limitations of testing

In response to queries highlighted at the “getting it right” seminar earlier this year, and with the assistance of our members we have drafted a short technical note to help raise awareness of the restrictions on minimum nib sizes between and around fire rated doorset...