• Traditional Skills on display at Edinburgh City Chambers

    by NFRC Scotland | May 21, 2019

    The Edinburgh Traditional Building Forum organised a traditional building skills demonstration in the quadrangle outside Edinburgh City Chambers which took place on 13 & 14 May 2019 with demonstration of roof slating, stonemasonry, painting & decorating and joinery.

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    Forum activities work on the basis of collaboration with key stakeholders in the area with the roof slating demonstration being delivered by apprentices at Edinburgh College who work for NFRC member, Ronald G Graham Roofing & Building and Taylor Roofs. Who very kindly donated their time to promote roofing as a career of choice to the next generation.

    School pupils from Edinburgh came to the City Chambers and received mini-masterclasses from local apprentices and tradespersons in the trade being demonstrated.

    Councillor McVey

    Councillor Adam McVey

    The event was also attended by Cllr Adam McVey (Council Leader), Cllr Cammy Day (Deputy Council Leader) and many other councillors as well as Gordon Lindhurst MSP. 

    There was also an Information Tent to help homeowners who had queries on how best to repair and maintain their traditionally built homes and the missing share service provided by City of Edinburgh Council.

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    Councillor Mowat

    These events are part of the larger Inspiring Construction programme, which aims to attract more school leavers to the sector by informing young people and their parents, teachers and career advisors about the huge and diverse range of careers available in construction, and importantly, how to access them. From professions like architecture, engineering and surveying to the more traditional trades like joinery and stonemasonry, this industry has something to suit everyone. 

    Inspiring Construction works in the principle that there needs to be sufficient, and skilled, workforce across the whole supply chain to ensure the construction industry is effective and efficient. These traditional building skills events play a key role in raising the profile of construction as a career of choice to the next generation and NFRC Scotland is proud to support this initiative.

  • Mental Health within Small Medium Enterprises within Construction Survey

    by Laura | Feb 18, 2019

    Can you help an Edinburgh Napier University student with​ their final-year research project?
    A Quantity Surveying BSc (Hons) degree course student, is in the process of writing a dissertation focusing on Mental Health within Small Medium Enterprises (SME) operating within the construction industry.
    If you work for a business that falls into this category, SMEs are businesses who employ between 1 and 249 employees, would you be able to complete a short online survey, which would help formulate some of the research. All information would be completely confidential and treated as anonymous data.
    The survey will be open till the 8th March 2019

  • IoR Associate Member - Membership Course

    by IoR and IRT Scotland | Feb 11, 2019


    If you’re making a career of roofing why not gain a professional qualification recognised by industry.
    The IoR Associate Member qualification is targeted at those in roofing who are considering or have just entered the supervisory or junior management level within the company.
    This entirely new and innovative course is designed to offer you the opportunity to learn effectively with minimum disruption to your working patterns. Group sessions (classroom based) will be complimented by directed self-study when you will use pre-prepared learning tools including structured e-learning, videos, presentations, exercises and quizzes to make your study proceed at a pace which meets your personal preferences and workload
    Each Group session will require 6 – 8 hours of self-study.
    Course dates Monday 18th March – 1st,15th & 29th April & 13th May
    This course will be heavily subsidised through CITB funding on completion (for a levy registered company) Course cost £950+vat 

    Course Flyer 2019

    ​For further detail or to book your place on this course, contact Michelle at IRT Scotland on 0141 433 8867 or michelle@irtscotland.co.uk

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