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18th Edition Wiring Regulations (Pre-orders)

Members will no doubt be well aware of the imminent publication of BS 7671:2018 Requirements for Electrical Installations (IET Wiring Regulations Eighteenth Edition) which is now expected to be available from 2nd July 2018. The new standard can be used to design electrical installations from July 2018 however it does not actually come into effect … Continued

SELECT brings SEC Group position on public sector procurement to MSPs

Alan Wilson, Head of Membership and Communications at SELECT, recently made a presentation to the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group for Construction. In his capacity as National Executive Officer of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group, Alan made his presentation to the Cross Party Group meeting on Tuesday (27th March). It was the latest initiative … Continued

Industry supports SELECT’s call for regulation of electricians

A steadily mounting campaign to ensure that every genuine electrician in Scotland is recognised as a regulated professional is being led by SELECT, who wants everyone who calls themselves an electrician to hold appropriate qualifications to help safeguard the public. Amongst qualified electricians the consensus is that regulation is a must. Susan Curatolo, who works … Continued

Engineering Services in Confident Mood

ECA, BESA, SELECT and SNIPEF research shows industry sees steady growth in Q4 2017 Eight in 10 (80 per cent) engineering services firms say turnover increased or remained steady during the final quarter of 2017, according to new findings from the sector-wide ‘Building Engineering Business Survey’, sponsored by Scolmore. The survey, run in partnership by … Continued

SELECT delivers vital training to building standards verification staff

SELECT is delivering awareness training to local authority staff that carry out verification activities across Scotland. The training, which is now in its third year, is a joint venture between SELECT, NICEIC and LABSS and is aimed at raising standards and awareness of new developments in safety and building standards. Dave Forrester, Head of Technical … Continued

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