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Brickwork with flint infill panel.

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’ It said the substandard brick-laying was either not inspected or was ignored, that an appropriate level of independent scrutiny was missing; and that having a clerk of works may have made a difference. From the BBC. Image caption The problems first […]

Why employ a Clerk of Works? – Heli-bar

Why employ a Clerk of Works? – Heli-bar   Spotted and rectified by an FCM Clerk of Works.   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.       […]

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Why employ a Clerk of Works – Brickwork

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 […]

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Why employ a Clerk of Works? – Retaining wall.

Why employ a Clerk of Works? – Retaining wall. 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 […]

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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 […]