The National Specialists Contractors Council (NSCC) which includes the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) as a member, has added a new member to its organisation – the Thermal Insulation Contractors Association (TICA), from May 2014.
TICA was formed in 1959 and represents the industrial hot and cold insulation industry with 153 specialist contractor members. It is committed to using the combined strength of its members to promote how correctly applied thermal insulation not only saves energy and cost for clients, but can also help to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
The addition of TICA means there are now 30 organisations under the NSCC umbrella, which collectively represent over 7,000 businesses involved in both the commercial and domestic sectors in construction of the built environment.
The NSCC argues that this gives it a strong voice on the issues that matter to specialist contractors, including fair payment, pre-qualification, training and sustainability. The NSCC was able to use its influence most recently on the development of the new Construction Supply Chain Payment Charter which sets out a commitment to 30-day payment terms and no retention by 2025.
NSCC’s Chief Executive, Suzannah Nichol, welcomed TICA into NSCC membership: “It ensures that NSCC becomes an even more effective lobbying voice on behalf of the specialist sector.”
Caption Suzannah Nichol, NSCC – “NSCC becomes an even more effective lobbying voice on behalf of the specialist sector”.