CICV Forum welcomes new member and creates consultant sub-group

David Logue

THE Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum now has 25 full member bodies from across Scotland after welcoming trade association DHF to its ranks.

DHF represents companies associated with locks and building hardware, doorsets, industrial doors and shutters, domestic garage doors and automated gates.

Additionally, the Forum has created a new consultants sub-group, comprising 12 professional bodies.

Forum chair and SELECT MD Alan Wilson, said, “We are delighted to welcome both DHF as our latest full member and the 12 bodies who make up the new consultants sub-group. Now that restart is under way in earnest, cooperation and collaboration is more vital than ever, so we appreciate the knowledge and expertise that these new Forum contributors bring.

“Each new member brings new strengths and we greatly appreciate the knowledge and insight we know they will deliver as part of our ongoing efforts.”

Patricia Sowsbery-Stevens, head of commercial operations at DHF added, “The Forum gives the industry an invaluable opportunity to discuss the issues we all face and decide how restart can be managed safely for both contractors and consumers. We are proud to contribute our voice to and help make our contribution to a remarkable joint initiative that has already made such a positive mark on the construction sector.”

Patricia Sowsbery-Stevens

The new consultants sub-group is made up of representatives from industry bodies Atelier Ten, Currie & Brown, David Narro Associates, Gardiner & Theobald, Hardies, JM Architects, Keppie Design, Page\Park, Reiach & Hall, Turner & Townsend, Will Rudd Davidson, and Woolgar Hunter.

The sub-group is chaired by David Logue, partner and board member of Gardiner & Theobald, who said, “We are grateful to have been given this opportunity to listen and offer assistance where it is needed to help reshape the sector during restart and recovery. The Forum has been the perfect example of how the industry can come together and work towards a common goal, and we look forward to contributing to its ongoing success.”

The latest developments follow the arrival of Association for Project Safety (APS) and Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA), who both joined the Forum as full members in June.