Working for equitable contracts and fair payment terms

About CCS

The Confederation of Construction Specialists supports the financial and contractual objectives of construction specialists within the UK Construction sector.

For over 30 years the Confederation of Construction Specialists (CCS) has been supporting construction specialist companies. By providing training, professional advice and contractual guidance, the CCS enables specialist companies to optimise the ways in which they operate contractual arrangements when dealing with main contractors or clients.

Today’s complex business climate requires a strong, well informed, and sustainable position from which to establish equitable business relationships. Achieving such relationships, under fair and equitable terms and conditions is a fundamental element in winning sustainable contracts.

The CCS provides a focused, influential, and strong voice in support of the interests of specialist companies. 

The Confederation of Construction Specialists develops and provides industry-leading, focused, and proven training courses, addressing all elements of contractual risk from our initial ‘Introduction to Contracts’ course through to our Arden University backed Construction Contractual Dispute Avoidance  L4 Programme. We also deliver in-house bespoke courses.

To learn more about the complete range of courses available – click here

The history of the CCS

The Confederation of Construction Specialists (CCS) was founded in 1983 to provide much needed support to a beleaguered community of construction specialist companies whom were suffering gross iniquities and blatant contractual abuse exercised by many main contractors in their trading relationship with specialist contractors.

Through campaigning, the development of training courses and the sharing of legal and contractual experience, the Confederation of Construction Specialists has supported its members in understanding and responding to contracts and the associated terms and conditions proposed by main contractors. The CCS has always been seeking to create a more level, fair and equitable playing field in contractual relationships.

Training courses are now available for non-members as the Confederation of Construction Specialists pursues the enhancement of contractual relationships throughout the whole of the specialist construction sector.

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Terms of application

  1. We/I hereby apply for Associate Membership of the Confederation of Construction Specialists.
  2. We/I understand that Associate Membership does not confer voting rights under the Confederation’s constitution.
  3. We/I understand that when the Confederation refers a member company to an Associate, any advice or help given is under the Associate’s own PI Insurance.
  4. We/I agree that this application will not be approved until the Management Committee has been granted an opportunity to comment on the application.
  5. We/I undertake to fully comply with and be bound by the Constitution and Code of Practice on admission to membership of the Confederation.
  6. We/I have understand that notice of intended resignation from membership must be provided, in writing, to the Confederation’s administrative office at least two months in advance of the membership renewal date.
  7. We/I have noted that as an Associate Member we/I will pay the annual subscription of £270 + VAT.

Terms of application

  1. We/I hereby apply for Contractor Membership of the Confederation of Construction Specialists.
  2. We/I understand that Contractor Membership confers voting rights under the Confederation’s constitution.
  3. We/I understand that when the Confederation refers a member company to an Associate, any advice or help given is under the Associate’s own PI Insurance.
  4. We/I agree that this application will not be approved until the Management Committee has been granted an opportunity to comment on the application.
  5. We/I undertake to fully comply with and be bound by the Constitution and Code of Practice on admission to membership of the Confederation.
  6. We/I have understand that notice of intended resignation from membership must be provided, in writing, to the Confederation’s administrative office at least two months in advance of the membership renewal date.
  7. We/I have noted that as a Contractor Member we/I will pay the annual subscription according to the turnover bands shown below. (Select one.)