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 30 bodies:

  • Association of Brickwork Contractors (ABC)
  • 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)
  • Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE)
  • Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES)
  • 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 Demolition Contractors (NFDC)
  • 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 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 four sub-groups to coordinate specific functions, in line with the recovery plan developed by Scottish Government and Scottish Construction Leadership Forum, and with input from representatives from a range of other organisations:

Skills and Workforce
Fiona HarperSELECT
Fiona HodgsonSNIPEF
Gordon NelsonFMB
Iain McCaskey (co-Chair)BESA
Robert CandyScaffolding Association
Vaughan Hart (co-Chair)Scottish Building Federation
Stephanie LoweSNIPEF
Pete WalkerBCSA
Dale ThomsonSNIPEF
Lisa DeaneCSIC
Douglas MorrisonCSIC
Anne GalbraithSECTT
Michael LennoxCITB
John KeenanCITB
Robert GirvanCITB
Elaine EllisSDS
Rebecca Crosland (co-Chair)BESA
Kevin MintonCPA
Chris CassleyCPA
Jim BrownESP
George SwannFIS
Craig HartleyMcConnells
Paul MitchellScottish Building Federation
Iain McCaskeyBESA
Ian Honeyman (co-Chair)Scottish Building Federation
John McKinneyFSS-Ltd
Len BuntonBunton Consulting
David Logue (co-Chair)Gardiner & Theobald LLP
Martyn RaineSNIPEF
Stephen GoodCSIC
Iain McIlweeFIS
Stephen SlessorMorrison Construction
Brian ThomsonJM Architects
Bill RitchieAtelier Ten
Ben AdamDavid Narro Associates
Kevin CrawfordCrawford Architectural
Felicity SteersERZ
Malcolm BuchananWoolgar Hunter
Cathal HeronHeron Bros
Dave ForresterSELECT
Pipeline and Commercial
Gordon NelsonFMB
Grahame BarnCECA
Iain McCaskeyBESA
John McKinneyFSS-Ltd
Len Bunton (co-Chair)Bunton Consulting
 Hew Edgar (co-Chair)RIOB
Angus PearsonFortis Contracts
William AllanCurrie Brown
Ken LewandowskiSECG Scotland
David MacDonaldSFT
Brian MinnisSCQS
David ShearerScottish Property Federation
Stephen SlessorMorrison Construction
Gillian CameronSDP
Danielle PettigrewScotland Excel
Graham CollieSPA
Brian ThomsonJM Architects
Andy OutramTurner & Townsend
Cathal HeronHeron Bros
Fiona HodgsonSNIPEF
John DuncanCVHA
Claire LorimerSRUC
Willie WattRIAS
Ysella JagoRICS Scotland
Murray WarnerHardies
Zoe FranceSouth Ayrshire / SLGPF
Bridget LambertRenfrewshire Council
Matt HendersonJohnston Carmichael
Supply Chain Resilience and Capability
Fiona Hodgson (co-Chair)SNIPEF
Gordon NelsonFMB
Iain McCaskeyBESA
John McKinneyFSS-Ltd
Len BuntonBunton Consulting
Brett AmphlettBMF
Alan Wilson (co-Chair)SELECT
Kevin MintonCPA
Chris CassleyCPA
Jim BrownESP
Stacey DingwallSFHA

In addition, our Communications sub-group is responsible for the Forum’s social media, website and press, as well as the creation of all brochures, animations and other guidance:

  • Iain Mason (Chair), Director of Membership & Communications, SELECT
  • Michael Crawford, Blueprint Media
  • Helen Maguire, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
  • Anne Vessey, Electrical Distributors’ Association
  • Cassandra Gowans, SNIPEF
Milestones 2020

The Forum has published a list of its many achievements in 2020, which ranges from health and safety advice to employment guidance and commercial webinars. All work is open source and designed to be shared among the industry.

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.