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The Carillion fall-out

SELECT has taken the opportunity of the crisis caused by the Carillion collapse to write, via the Scottish branch of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group to the Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy. In its letter, SEC said “The Carillion collapse has vividly illustrated the lack of payment security in the construction industry. Estimates of … Continued

SELECT appoints new MD

SELECT has appointed a new Managing Director. He is Darrell Matthews, who replaces Newell McGuinness, who has been in post for more than 13 years. Darrell joins SELECT as MD Designate in March and will progressively take over from Newell.  He said: “I am genuinely delighted to be the next MD of SELECT. “I know … Continued

Retentions Bill to be debated in Westminster

The First Reading of the Construction (Retention Deposit Schemes) Bill will take place today (9 January) in the House of Commons. The Bill is being introduced by Peter Aldous MP and has 11 sponsors drawn from all parties. The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group – representing the largest sector in UK construction (by value) – has … Continued

SELECT award goes to Alex Neil as the Committee MSP of the Year

SELECT sponsored the Committee MSP of the Year award at the 2017 Herald Scottish Politician of the Year ceremony held recently at Prestonfield House Hotel, Edinburgh. The accolade was won by veteran MSP Alex Neil, the SNP member for Airdrie and Shotts. SELECT president Kevin Griffin said: “SELECT recognises and supports the important role that … Continued

SELECT launches its first technical update video

SELECT has just launched the first in what will be a growing series of technical update videos. The first video, produced by our technical team follows on from feedback from our popular Toolbox Talks, which toured Scotland earlier this year. The videos can be viewed at: Introduction and Content What is a Surge Protective Device? … Continued

Review of Building Standards

The Scottish Government has set up a Review Panel on Building Standards (Compliance and Enforcement) in Scotland, following the Independent Inquiry into the Construction of Edinburgh Schools (February 2017) (Cole Report) and the tragic events at Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017. The Panel is reviewing the building standards system in Scotland in relation to … Continued