Tag : Rudi Klein
“Earth shattering” amendments that will dramatically reshape building safety standards and how they are enforced should not be expected during the course of 2019, the chief executive of the Specialist Engineering Contractors (SEC) Group has said.
Despite continued uncertainty over how Brexit will impact trade, regulations and the construction supply should it go ahead as scheduled at the end of this month, the UK HVAC industry must undergo significant change to adapt to a changing global market place.
Government threats to proceed with a ‘no deal’ Brexit on 31 October would be potentially “horrendous” for the HVAC sector, broader business and people dependent on their success if realised, a key industry body has warned.
Establishing a statutory ‘Construction Improvement Authority’ for the UK is among drastic changes needed to address significant failings in standards across the HVAC sector.
The SEC Group has accused the government of failing to introduce meaningful changes to construction payment practices in response to multiple concerns identified around procurement and contracting following the collapse of Carillion.
A new UK building safety regulator and the introduction of stronger sanctions on bad practice are among key proposals of a major new government consultation on construction.
Amendments to the role of the UK small business commissioner to penalise late payments and improve transparency within supply chains will be the subject of an upcoming government consultation.