Anna Wesson, INCA Manager
As you may know, INCA is a member of Build UK. This is the Trade Association that represents over 40% of the construction industry in the UK.
There are lots of benefits to being a member of Build UK. It is an association with a lot of influence, working on some really important projects that affect the whole of the sector. External Wall Insulation (EWI) is no exception – Build UK projects do, and will affect your work.
In order to give a flavour of some of the work that Build UK does, here is a summary of two of the major projects:
It is widely recognised that currently the pre-qualification system is a bureaucratic and repetitive process. The construction industry need a method of pre-qualification that meets the needs of clients and other stakeholders and is beneficial to the construction supply chain. Build UK aims to deliver this. This ambitious project is due to deliver in summer 2018.
It isn’t news that fair and transparent payment practices are essential for a successful construction industry. Getting it right means having a strong and sustainable supply chain capable of meeting clients’ needs.
Build UK is bringing together the contracting supply chain to consider what best payment practice in construction looks like. Clearly that means looking into alternatives to the current retentions practice, and getting all parts of construction involved in coming up with and taking on alternative practices. The potential when this lands is huge, and will impact the EWI industry. Being a Build UK member gives INCA members the opportunity to shape policy and be at the forefront of implementing it.
Build UK needs your help as Trade Association members for these projects to meet your needs. There is huge opportunity to get involved on committees, through conversations with the team, or through feeding back through INCA. As INCA Manager, I will keep you updated over the coming months with how the projects progress.
Let me know what you think: where should INCA be using its influence? What do you care about most?