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The New Hospital Programme (NHP)

The New Hospital Programme (NHP)

FIS has met with the New Hospital Programme to understand how its members can support this ambitious programme effectively.  The commitment to build new hospitals forms part of the Government’s wider Health Infrastructure Plan, a long term, rolling programme of...

FIS CEO calls out Payment Practices

FIS CEO calls out Payment Practices

FIS CEO Iain McIlwee has called out payment practices in the construction sector in a hard hitting article in Construction News this week. In the article Iain raises the concern that payment conditions are worsening (reported by 21% of FIS Members), with particular...

Construction Product Availability Statement from the CLC

Construction Product Availability Statement from the CLC

Construction Product Availability: 21 December 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...

Using Artificial Intelligence to solve the re-use conundrum

Using Artificial Intelligence to solve the re-use conundrum

We are delighted to commend to you the first in a new series of newsletters from the Link Consortium.  The Link Consortium brings together experts in building materials reuse (including FIS) looking at how the sector can adopt latest artificial intelligence and object...

Apprentice training places available for Interior Systems Installers

Apprentice training places available for Interior Systems Installers

National Construction College East in Bircham Newton has an Interior Systems Installer Apprenticeship training course starting on Monday 06 February 2023.  The course content is outlined below: The course will cover practical principles in: Apprentices will learn...

Volunteers needed to develop training standards

Volunteers needed to develop training standards

FIS is working with CITB to develop training standards for the finishes and interiors sector, these standards will attract Grant Eligible Training, GET code support per candidate as follows: Tier 1     £30 Tier 2     £70 Tier 3     £120 FIS has been requested to seek...

UKCA Marking Deadline for Construction Products delayed to July 2025

UKCA Marking Deadline for Construction Products delayed to July 2025

In updated Guidance Published on 9 December 2022, Government has advised that until 30 June 2025, products can continue to be supplied to the GB market without any need for reassessment or re-marking if EU requirements are met (including CE marking). To affix a CE...

Immerse yourself in training using virtual reality

Immerse yourself in training using virtual reality

IS is supporing a project being led by Hire Association Europe, to provide FIS members the opportunity to experience training delivered using virtual reality (VR). pHAEton is a VR app for mobile phones and tablets and the following modules, applicable to the...

Open your doors to help recruit the next generation

Open your doors to help recruit the next generation

Last chance to register your sites for Open Doors 2023 FIS Supports Open Doors, run on behalf of the industry by Build UK.  There is now just one month to go until booking opens for Open Doors visitors on Monday 9 January. Recruiting the next generation is vital if we...