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Keeping up with industry developments

How to keep up with industry developments Keeping up with industry trends is important, whether you’re a Clerk of Works, Construction Inspector or anything else. In this article, we explain why and show you how. Whatever industry you’re in, it’s important to keep up-to-date with the developments in your industry. […]

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Health and Safety Inspections

Health and safety inspections.   What are Health & Safety Inspectors looking for at your site?   By their very nature, construction sites carry significant risks to people working on them. Whatever your role is on a site, whether you’re a project manager, bricklayer, crane operator or even a Clerk […]

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Why continuous learning is important for a Clerk of Works

Why continuous learning is important for a Clerk of Works Never stop learning. It’s important in any profession, but especially important if you’re a Clerk of Works in London. Things change so quickly in the construction industry. New regulations come and go all the time. You also have new ways […]

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Let’s raise a glass to the clerk of works

Opinion Let’s raise a glass to the Clerk of Works 18 September 2017 | By Chris Fadoju Clients are beginning to realise that technological innovation in construction needs to be accompanied by an experienced human presence on site to achieve the best results, says Chris Fadoju, a partner at Pellings. […]

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 […]