Our mission

The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum was set up with the aim of bringing together the main construction trade and professional bodies to gather intelligence, share advice and speak directly with the Scottish Government on issues affecting members in the current crisis.

The CICV Forum currently includes representatives from the following 25 bodies:

  • Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE)
  • Association for Project Safety (APS)
  • British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA)
  • Builders Merchants Federation (BMF)
  • Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)
  • Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)
  • Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
  • Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA Scotland)
  • Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA)
  • DHF
  • Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA)
  • Federation of Master Builders (FMB)
  • Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS)
  • Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA)
  • National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC)
  • Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Scaffolding Association
  • Scottish Building Federation (SBF)
  • Scottish Contractors Group
  • Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA)
  • Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA)
  • Stone Federation (GB)

In addition, the Forum benefits from the input of more than 35 other organisations who contribute their expertise to the seven sub-groups listed below.

What we’re doing

Whether merchant/wholesaler, contractor, or multi-million-pound building firm, Scotland’s construction sector is fighting to keep its people, businesses and livelihoods intact and, in turn, this Forum is fighting for them

By pooling expertise and knowledge, the Forum represents the interests of Scotland’s diverse construction supply chain with one consistent voice. Forum priorities include lobbying the Scottish Government to influence policy and to push for positive action, and to give expert focus to important sector issues including commercial, employment, planning for the future, skills, and health and safety.


Within the main Forum, we have established eight sub-groups to coordinate specific functions, with input from representatives from a range of other organisations:


Fiona Hodgson,
Chief Executive, SNIPEF

Contact: fiona.hodgson@snipef.org

Sub-group contributors:

  • Scottish Futures Trust
  • Scottish Building Contract Committee
  • Supplier Development Programme
  • Morrison Construction
  • Fortis Contracts

Vaughan Hart
Managing Director, SBF

Contact: vaughan@scottish-building.co.uk

All sub-group contributors are currently full Forum members.

Future planning

Hew Edgar
Interim Head of UK Policy, RICS

Contact: hedgar@rics.org

Sub-group contributors:

  • Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
  • Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
  • Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group Scotland
  • The Scottish Government
  • Scottish Futures Trust
  • Gardiner & Theobald LLP
  • James Frew
  • Hardies
  • Interserve
  • Currie Brown

Iain McCaskey
Head of BESA Scotland and Northern Ireland
Contact: iain.mccaskey@theBESA.com

Sub-group contributors:

  • Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
  • Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust
  • Historic Environment Scotland
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • Construction Industry Training Board
  • Energy Skills Partnership

Len Bunton
SEC Group Scotland
Contact: len@buntonconsulting.co.uk

Sub-group contributors:

  • Society of Construction and Quantity Surveyors
  • Scottish Property Federation
  • NHS
  • Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
  • Scottish Futures Trust
  • Gardiner & Theobald LLP

Health & Safety

Rebecca Crosland
Group Health and Safety Advisor, BESA
Contact: rebecca.crosland@thebesa.com

Sub-group contributors:

  • Construction Industry Council
  • Building Safety Group
  • McConnell
  • Hardies
  • Fisher Group
  • ISG Construction

Iain Mason
Director of Membership & Communications, SELECT

Contact: iain.mason@select.org.uk

Sub-group contributors:

  • Blueprint Media
  • Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

David Logue
Partner and Board Member, Gardiner & Theobald

Contact: d.logue@gardiner.com

Sub-group contributors:

  • Keppie Design
  • JM Architects
  • Reiach & Hall
  • Page\Park
  • Woolgar Hunter
  • Atelier Ten
  • David Narro Associates
  • Will Rudd Davidson
  • Turner & Townsend
  • Currie & Brown
  • Hardies
  • Gardiner & Theobald
Conflict Avoidance Pledge

The Forum has signed up to the Conflict Avoidance Pledge, a joint initiative by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Institution of Civil Engineers and other major professional bodies in the built environment. The CAP aims to use early intervention techniques throughout the supply chain to try and resolve differences of opinion before they escalate into disputes. Find out more here.