‘Responsible Person’ – Fire Safety Law – Sleeping Accommodation

Guidance for Responsible Persons: How to use the guide This guide is divided into two parts: Part 1 Explains what fire risk assessment is and how you might go about it.  Fire risk assessment should be the foundation for all the fire precautions in your premises. Part 2 Provides further guidance on...

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Safety, Quality, and Competence must be the focus for everything in construction

... quality design, quality products, quality services ... and ICM champions quality safety too! ... The ICM fully endorses and supports the general calls from all parts of of the sector to seize the opportunity to change the construction industry in the UK for the better, improving both safety,...

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How far should the ‘ban’ of combustible materials in high rise construction go? …

About the ‘ban’ of combustible materials in high rise construction: Jon Cumberlidge describes himself as a self professed 'Building Regs nerd' with almost two decades of experience within Construction and Regulatory Standards professions and, is both a Chartered Building Engineer and Chartered Builder...

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The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group call for Government to establish a Construction and Infrastructure Authority

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group has marked its 25th anniversary, with the call for Government to establish a Construction and Infrastructure Authority.  SEC Group chairman, Trevor Hursthouse says:   “In the last two years there has been an outpouring of reports on construction – most...

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Do competent professionals with ‘soft skills’ perform better?

Do competent professionals with 'soft skills' perform better? What do soft skills look like? Social awareness; Capacity to embrace change; Emotion regulation; Patience; Perceptiveness; Persistence; Perseverance; Temperament to manage adversity; Growth mindset; Professionalism; Enthusiasm; Drive; Ambition;...

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Helen Clark at the London screening of her film “My Year With Helen” … ICM’s David Jones meets her …

On a personal note, an extremely proud moment was captured at the London screening of My Year With Helen at the Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge on Friday 16 November when our ICM's Dir. of Education & Training was proud to get The Rt. Hon. Helen Clark to sign a copy of her latest book for him and...

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Ban on combustible cladding “does not go far enough” ~ systemic failure of the entire building control system!

Measures to ban combustible materials on the outside of some buildings in the wake of the Grenfell Tower Fire do not go far enough, says James Dalton, director of general insurance policy at the Association of British Insurers (ABI) in his keynote address to the FPA Fire Sector Summit on 31st October...

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The MOBIE Model – Inspiring the Next Generation

At London Build 2018 the leading construction & design show at London Olympia on 23 October David Jones Director of Education & Training at ICM chaired the conference at the Skills Hub and had the great pleasure to introduce and invite John Mathers who is Trustee of MOBIE: Ministry of Building...

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