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ICWCI Presidential Team

FCM, as proud fellow members of the Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate, would like to warmly congratulate the new ICWCI president Mr Gerard Clark MICWCI. We would like to wish him all the very best of luck in his new position.

Upon joining the ICWCI in 2007, Gerard made his first visit to the ICWCI Merseyside Chapter. With support from the other members, he gained a licensed membership and two years later, corporate membership. He has been continuously supportive of the local Chapter, taking on various roles in order to assist in its running.

After joining the ICWCI Management Board in 2015 and becoming Director at the Institute’s Communications Hub Concerning, Gerard commented: “I am honoured, privileged and extremely proud to have been elected President of the Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate for the coming year, and it is a role which I will undertake to perform to the best of my abilities on your behalf and for the betterment of our Institute and the Construction Industry as a whole.”

“There are many challenges facing the Construction Industry today as the demand for completed high quality projects and Client expectations continue to rise; and budgets are increasingly squeezed. It is also true that the pool of skilled professionals is diminishing.

From apprentices at craft level, the number of new entrants to the industry is still falling, while the number of experienced Clerks of Works / Construction Inspectors and supervisors retiring or leaving the profession is growing. We as an industry have to make our profession more attractive to the young and encourage personal growth and progression and provide a clear career path.”

“We, the Clerks of Works, Construction Inspectors, Building Inspectors, Quality Managers etc. are essentially industrial policemen and women. We are there to ensure that the construction process is carried out correctly, tidily and efficiently. We are no longer the antagonists, and have (hopefully) moved away from the adversarial role which was a previous image that we had. We are now advisors, consultants and very much part of the team. We have to be approachable and friendly, whilst maintaining our core values of Ability, Integrity and Vigilance.”

The Institute of Clerks of Works (ICW) was formed in 1882, Incorporated in 1903 and became the Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate (ICWCI) in 2009; it represents the professional and technical interests of Clerks of Works, Construction Inspectors and those of similar and equivalent duties worldwide.

The Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate (ICWCI) is the professional body that supports quality construction through inspection. As a membership organisation it provide a support network of meeting centres, technical advice, publications and events to help keep its members up to date with the ever changing construction industry. The Institute has a long established, highly recognised status within the construction industry, and the designations LICWCI, MICWCI and FICWCI are accepted as the benchmark of professional recognition and standing.

Membership of the Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate is available to suitably qualified individuals who are engaged in inspection or superintendence of construction and/or maintenance of the built environment.

FCM have been proud members of the ICWCI for more than 10 years and we hold many levels of expertise and qualifications. Our Senior Clerk of Works – Steve Farrell, Managing Clerks Of Works – MICWCI has 23 years of experience in supervising construction work and understands the value of ICWCI.

Steve is on hand to offer any advice and you can call him on 0771 423 4380.

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