The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group chief executive Professor Rudi Klein has been celebrated at the annual dinner of the Technology and Construction Court Solicitors Association.
The Association represents those solicitors specialising in construction law. Mr Klein was given the Clare Edwards Award for his contributions to the practice of construction law.
Previous recipients have included Lord Dyson (the Master of the Rolls), the Rt. Hon. Sir Anthony May (Court of Appeal Judge) and the Hon. Mr Justice Jackson (now Lord Justice Jackson).
This year Professor Klein celebrated 25 years at the SEC Group, the industry umbrella body of which the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) is a founding member.
It prides itself on being at the forefront of developments within the construction industry and on being able to influence both government policy and senior figurers through its wide network of contacts.
Having long been acknowledged as an influential lobbying body in both Westminster and Whitehall, the group has, in more recent years, formed effective satellite operations in all three of the devolved administrations.
Professor Klein has also supported the H&V News Time for Change campaign from the moment it launched to tackle the thorny issue of retentions.
Time for Change was conceived as an industry-wide initiative and aims to include all sectors of the industry to drive improvement and deliver benefits for the whole supply chain in the future.