Working for equitable contracts and fair payment terms

Membership

Our aims for our members

Confederation of Construction Specialists members are equally important to us, big or small. With exclusive access to our highly regarded and focused training courses, and a comprehensive and substantive selection of ‘value added’ services we help to ensure that our members are able to access a range of capabilities that will allow them to operate successfully within today’s competitive construction sector.

For our members, our aim is to:

  • Provide links with our professional ‘Associate’ members who are committed to offering our members free advice (terms apply). 
  • Focus on the training and accreditation of individual managers, directors, administrative and supervisory staff.
  • Operate a mandatory Code of Professional Conduct to drive high standards throughout the specialist sector.
  • Provide access to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) frameworks through course attendance.

Membership Benefits

Services and benefits of Confederation of Construction Specialists membership:

  • Specialist Training Courses, including the Institute of Construction Specialists (IoCS) backed Contractual Dispute Avoidance Programme – delivered by the confederation’s associate members.
  • Professional analysis, comment, and advice on bespoke forms of contract in common use by main contractors.
  • Professional advice on insurance and bonds – delivered by the Confederation’s Construction Specialist Insurance Bureau, including design indemnities, product guarantees and post-construction guarantees,  collateral warranties, construction contract insurance, all classes of advanced payment, performance and retention bonds and guarantees for incoming payments.
  • Direct links with a panel of the confederation’s professional associates offering free initial legal and contractual advice.
    ‘Topical Issues’ guide providing comment and advice on a common current contractual or legal development or issue.
  • Weekly Member Update email with a ‘Topical Issue’.
  • Credit checking.
  • Access to a range of discounted contractual training courses.
  • Free emergency HR and Health and safety and legal support advice line
  • 20% – 50% savings on new tech from Dell

CONTRACTOR

Full membership
£ 540-1620 + VAT*
  • Open to all established, quality specialist construction companies
  • A membership community covering all vertical sectors within construction specialist environment
  • A membership structure specifically designed to enable all companies, regardless of size and specialism, to benefit equally from membership
  • Access to all the Confederation's training courses at a discounted member rate
  • Free advice and guidance from our retained and highly experienced Associate members
  • Access to a range of ‘value added’ services in support of specific business requirements
  • Adherence to the Confederation's Code of Conduct; setting standards and creating a culture of ownership
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ASSOCIATE

Associate membership
£ 270 + VAT
  • For all professional individuals, practices, consultants and other appropriate parties
  • Offer a positive attitude toward and interest in working with the specialist sector
  • Achieve recognition as a key contributor to the UK’s longest established body of its type
  • Provide support services to members including complimentary telephone based advice and guidance
  • Contribute articles, papers, research or other relevant information about sector specific issues
  • Provide training course delivery and identify and support the creation of new course material as identified
  • Deliver ‘On-Demand Analysis’ of contracts submitted by members for review
  • Adherence to the Confederation's Code of Conduct; setting standards and creating a culture of ownership
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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.)