The Association of Ductwork Contractors and Allied Services (ADCAS) has announced that it will join the National Specialist Contractors Council (NSCC) to provide the UK’s ductwork industry with increased representation.
ADCAS president Malcolm Moss said that the natural synergy between the two organisations would greatly benefit members.
“The current economic climate is very difficult and is set to become worse in the near future as Government spending cuts kick in,” said Mr Moss.
“By joining the NSCC we gain a powerful ally in the fight to defend our members’ interests. ADCAS members will also be able to access a range of additional tangible benefits.”
ADCAS states that it will remain an active member of FETA.
Mr Moss stated that the two organisations have a similar approach to key issues:
“NSCC like ADCAS is a long term campaigner for fair payment conditions and the removal of retentions. NSCC has a place on the Construction Industry Advisory Committee and the Joint Contracts Tribunal.
“Training, with a particular emphasis on apprenticeships, is a priority. NSCC has three seats on the board of ConstructionSkills and is a co-owner of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme. It will provide powerful support for our own comprehensive training programme.
“NSCC’s efforts to tackle waste and bureaucracy also mirror the ADCAS initiative on Information Overload – the wasteful practice of sending unsorted project data with invitations to tender,” he concluded.