NICEIC has revealed a series of changes to its planned activities and working practices in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, including an optional payment holiday for contractors, a switch to remote assessments and changes to planned training and event activities.
The chair of the Scottish Building Contracts Committee (SBCC) has urged the construction sector to forget its differences and work together to overcome the potentially devastating impact of coronavirus.
Thermal storage company Sunamp and clean energy ownership platform Ripple Energy have a signed a memorandum of understanding to provide Ripple customers with zero carbon heating and hot water solutions.
Following the impacts of Covid-19 on global demand and oil price disputes between Russia and Saudi Arabia, Brent crude oil prices fell to a 17-year low of below $26/bl on 18 March 2020, according to Cornwall Insight.
SELECT, the trade body for electrical professionals in Scotland, has given a cautious welcome to the Chancellor’s measures, announced on Thursday 26 March 2020, to provide financial support to the self-employed – but insists more clarity is still needed.
The newly-established Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) forum has provided clarity for the sector in Scotland following advice from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Wednesday 25 March that all building sites with the exception of any hospital work should close.