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Scotland: New health and safety guidance helps careful return continue

Scotland: New health and safety guidance helps careful return continue

As Scotland’s building sector continues its recovery, the CICV Forum (supported by FIS) has issued a raft of new health and safety guidance to help steer workers through the phased return. Seven new pieces of open source collateral have been released, offering...

Have your say on net zero carbon

The UK Government is legally bound to reduce emissions to net zero by 2050, which means we will need to change how we build.  It includes the retrofit of energy efficiency methods to existing buildings.  But how can you and your business benefit? Government is working...

New Guidance on Face Coverings and status across the UK

New Guidance on Face Coverings and status across the UK

As new mandatory requirements come in, Government has provided a summary of Face Covering requirements.  FIS has been advised that Site Operating Procedures do not need to change, but we urge members to review their requirements against our guidance and to consider...

Barbour ABI: Contract awards on the up

Barbour ABI: Contract awards on the up

Construction overview According to Barbour ABI data, the total value of construction contract awards in June was £2.2 billion based on a three month rolling average. Compared to May 2020, this is a decrease of 9.2% and is also 57.3% lower than June 2019 (see fig....

COVID-19 Cost Assessment Toolkit Launched

COVID-19 Cost Assessment Toolkit Launched

The Professional Practice Task Group for the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Covid-19 Task Force has today published a methodology for assessing and reporting the cost implications of disruption due to the pandemic. Construction clients and contractors rely on...

CIJC Working Rule Agreement review postponed

CIJC Working Rule Agreement review postponed

The Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) Working Rule Agreement, its pay and conditions, would normally have been reviewed at the end of June 2020.  In April 2020, all parties to the Agreement agreed to postpone the start of any review discussions, given the...

Supporting safe use of public transport

Supporting safe use of public transport

As part of the easing of lock down restrictions, people may now use public transport in England for any journey, although they are still being encouraged to consider alternative means of transport where possible. Face coverings are mandatory on public transport in...

Building Regulations Update:  Approved Document M Changes

Building Regulations Update: Approved Document M Changes

The guidance Approved Document M (access to and use of buildings), volume two, 2015 has been amended following a consultation the provision of Changing Places toilets on the 12 May 2019 which ran for a period of 10 weeks, ending on 22 July 2019, but was then reopened...