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Build UK’s Any Questions? Brings fresh focus to industry issues

Build UK’s Any Questions? Brings fresh focus to industry issues

FIS Chief Executive Iain McIlwee attended Build UK’s ‘Any Questions?’ event last week, which delivered an informative and thought-provoking debate. With HS2 being given the ‘green light’ earlier in the week, the event provided the ideal opportunity to think...

Protection of Retention Monies

Protection of Retention Monies

The Scottish Government is now consulting on retentions and appears to favour a statutory retentions deposit scheme (the link to the consultations is here).  One option is supporting a statutory scheme to ring-fence the monies.  The consultation closes on 25 March...

Digital construction on a shoestring

Digital construction on a shoestring

One-day workshop: Low-cost automation for SMEs - 26 February Digital Construction on a Shoestring is an approach to increasing the digital capabilities of companies in the construction sector by deploying low-cost solutions one at a time. Featuring interactive...

NHBC launches Building for tomorrow 2020

NHBC launches Building for tomorrow 2020

NHBC launches Building for tomorrow 2020 FIS has been invited to speak at the NHBC's event for house-building professionals, Building for Tomorrow.  Now in its 29th year of bringing the latest insight and expertise to the industry, the series of eight regional...

Occupational deafness – raising awareness and safe working practices

Occupational deafness – raising awareness and safe working practices

Almost 10 million people in the UK today are deaf or have some degree of hearing loss, this figure is rising. There are strong links between hearing loss, anxiety and depression and even dementia and it is therefore no surprise that Occupational Deafness represents...

FIS supports Specifi London Interiors event

FIS supports Specifi London Interiors event

FIS Technical Director Joe Cilia was delighted to be asked to join the Specifi 100 Voices speaker series at the Specifi London Interiors Roadshow event on Wednesday 5 February 2020.  The event brings together 100 thought leaders and activists across the construction...

CSCS online application service

CSCS online application service

Following the launch of the CSCS’s new online application service on 9 December, the site has experienced some technical issues resulting in increased card processing times for some applicants. Alan O’Neile, Head of Communications at CSCS said: “In most cases...