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SJCC to launch Covid -19 blog series

Welcome to the first in a series of blog posts which focus on the construction sector locally and how it is managing the issues and challenges around the COVID-19 pandemic.

Written by Sue Wilcock

Working collaboratively for construction in Suffolk

The construction industry contributes seven percent to UK GDP and in the East around seven percent of all jobs are in the sector.

Originating 65 years ago and born out of a belief that if the industry locally is to be properly represented and have a voice nationally, then it is more powerful if everyone comes together, the Suffolk Joint Construction Committee (SJCC) includes representatives from the main construction professions. These include the National Federation of Builders and Royal Institute of British Architects, the Institution of Structural Engineers, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.

Darren Webb is the current chair of the SJCC. He explains. “Construction is made up of many players, from designers and surveyors to contractors and materials suppliers; all who normally work in a competitive environment.

“The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact in the short, medium and long-term is at the top of SJCC’s agenda. As a forum, we have several areas of concern and over the coming weeks, we will be actively lobbying the relevant industry wide bodies and government, to gain clarification and support for local construction businesses.”

Written by Sue Wilcock with quotes by SJCC committee members for an Article in the East Anglia Daily Times. Click here for the full article

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