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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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

School Closures and Risk to Children’s Safety

School Closures and Risk to Children’s Safety! Was a lack of supervision the cause of these issues? At least 9,000 pupils in Edinburgh have nowhere to go at the end of their Easter break after the emergency closure of 17 PFI-built schools due to safety concerns. Lack... read more