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FIS Board nominations

FIS Board nominations

FIS is looking for contractor and supplier members to join its Board.  If you would like to stand for election, or if you know someone who would, please complete the nomination form here and return it to FIS by Wednesday 31 August 2016. Election results will be...

Outcomes from the CIC Strategic Review 2016-2020

Outcomes from the CIC Strategic Review 2016-2020

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) members met last month to discuss the outcomes of the year-long Strategic Review of the organisation and agree its recommendations for the next five years. Read more here.

Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI

Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI

The seasonally adjusted Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index ® registered  45.9  in  July,  down  fractionally from 46.0  in  June  and  below  the  50.0  no-change threshold for the second month running. The latest reading  signalled  the  fastest ...

UK BIM Alliance – Position Statement

UK BIM Alliance – Position Statement

From October 2016, the UK BIM Alliance will take up the mantle of Level 2 leadership. The Alliance will provide the umbrella network for the Communities, Regions and aligned industry organisations to achieve the widespread adoption and implementation of BIM Level 2 by...

CITB Employer Forums

CITB Employer Forums

The new CITB Advisor role has been in place since the beginning of April and colleagues in these new roles are working hard with employers through Training Groups, Advisory Forums, Federations and other groups to help ensure they achieve the right skills for our...

HR and Health & Safety Business Briefings

HR and Health & Safety Business Briefings

Our members are invited to attend a Citation Business Briefing, various dates in August and September are available at venues across England and Northern Ireland. Join expert consultants who will discuss the latest HR and Health & Safety updates and advice to...

Measuring Plasterboard Waste in the Finishes and Interiors Sector

Measuring Plasterboard Waste in the Finishes and Interiors Sector

The Plasterboard Resource Efficiency Action Plan (REAP) produced by the Plasterboard Sustainability Partnership (PSP) sets targets for reducing waste across the sector. FIS along with Build UK have been asked to commit to a reduction in waste target of 15% by 2020....

CPA Technical Report – July 2016

CPA Technical Report – July 2016

The minutes of the Construction Products Association Technical Committee held on Thursday 14 July has now been uploaded to the FIS Members’ Zone. CPA Technical Report

CPA Weekly Notes

CPA Weekly Notes

In partnership with Barbour ABI, the CPA has produced Regional Construction Hotspots for Great Britain 2016, which seeks to analyse construction contract awards on a high level of regional granularity, firstly to identify pockets of growth, or hotspots, in regional...