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Brickwork with flint infill panel.

A nice flint infill panel set into brickwork. Built by a bricklayer. Spotted by a Clerk of Works. Copies built adjacent.    Not what the client wanted!      

Scotland building collapse verdict

Edinburgh school wall collapse report highlights ‘lack of scrutiny’ From the BBC. Image caption The problems first became apparent when engineers examined the wall that collapsed at Oxgangs Primary during stormy weather A report into safety failures that forced 17 Edinburgh schools to close has highlighted a lack of proper […]

Why employ a Clerk of Works? – Heli-bar

How many time have we seen this? Chases not cut to correct depth. Resin not applied to the chase before fixing the Helibar. Helibar not embedded in resin.       Another instance on a different site. Again chases not cut to correct depth. Bars cut too short. Resin not […]

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Why employ a Clerk of Works – Brickwork

Something I came across recently. We were appointed by the client as Clerk of Works well into the construction phase. This brick pier was at ground floor level and the building was by then at 3rd floor. The pier continued in this fashion for its full height. It had actually […]

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Why employ a Clerk of Works?

FCM were employed as Clerk of Works by the client from the commencement of the contract. The client wanted to ensure that the contractor kept to ER’s, specs and drawings as per the contract documents as they had specified a 60 yr life span to student accommodation. The ground floor […]

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FCM’s Steve Farrell elected Secretary to the London Chapter of the ICWCI

Steve Farrell elected on 13th June 2016 as Secretary of the London Chapter of the ICWCI (Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate). Mark Read, London Chapter Chairman and Steve Farrell. The ICWCI is the professional body that supports quality construction through inspection. As a membership organization we provide […]