CICV Forum welcomes raft of new members

Eddie Tuttle

MORE organisations have joined the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum to help the industry recover from the challenging Covid-19 situation.

78 individuals are now involved with the group, representing 48 official construction bodies from across Scotland and beyond.

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) , the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, the Finishes and Interiors Sector, the Scottish Plant Owners Association, the Construction Plant Hire Association and the Association for Consultancy and Engineering are the latest organisations to join the Forum, taking the total number of full members to 22.

26 further organisations are now represented on the forum’s seven sub-groups which help shape guidance and support on issues such as employment, health and safety, skills, client liaison and future planning.

Eddie Tuttle, director of policy, research and public affairs at the CIOB said, “In a very short space of time the CICV Forum has demonstrated its effectiveness and, as the world’s largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership, we are very keen to be able to play our part in supporting the industry at this trying time.”

The forum has already played a major role in clarifying conflicting information for the sector and issuing practical guidance for companies, clients and employees.

Stephanie Lowe, head of employment services at forum member SNIPEF said, “It is no surprise that the CICV Forum continues to attract such influential support, since the work it has done to back the industry since it was established has been quite remarkable.”

Other members of the forum include SELECTSNIPEF, the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA – Scotland), the Lift and Escalator Industry Association, the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) Scotland, the Scottish Building Federation, the Federation of Master Builders, the Scaffolding Association, the Stone Federationthe National Federation of Roofing Contractors, the Electrical Distributors’ Association, the Builders Merchants Federation, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, the Scottish Contractors Group and the British Constructional Steelwork Association.

SELECT MD Alan Wilson, who chairs the CICV Forum said, “The forum has been delighted with the speed, willingness and efficiency with which agencies and individuals have contributed their experience and expertise in the wider interests of the industry.”