The ASUC Annual General Meeting 2021

On the 26th November, ASUC held it's annual general meeting and lunch at Jury's Inn Watford. The event was the first face to face event that ASUC has held since the COVID-19 pandemic and it was great to see such a positive turn out of attendees from ASUC members. The day started with Coffee and [...]

ASUC E-News Summer 2021

The Summer edition of the ASUC Bulletin is now available to read This edition of the bulletin includes: ASUC Meeting updates Member Articles Thrive Programme Subsidence Forum Training Day Webinars ASUC AGM 2021 Contractor Assessment Scheme – Official Launch To view the bulletin in full, please click here. 

ASUC LAUNCH CONTRACTOR ASSESSMENT SCHEME

Competence, which by definition, is the combination of training, skills, experience and knowledge that a person has, and their ability to apply them to perform a task safely is a difficult thing to demonstrate. Today, ASUC launch their CONTRACTOR ASSESSMENT SCHEME, which is available to members and non-members. This is the culmination of 4 years’ worth of work and replaces [...]

Knightbuild ensure safety in their workplace, using lateral flow testing

Leading ASUC contractor Knightbuild are using lateral flow testing for their staff to ensure safety in the workplace, particularly trying to identify those who are not showing any symptoms, so as not to transmit the virus unknowingly to others. The testing is available for all those who cannot work from home and for members of [...]

ASUC Winter E-Bulletin November 2020

The Winter edition of the ASUC bulletin is now available to read!   This edition of the bulletin includes: ASUC AGM updates A tribute to Michael Ellis COVID-19 Update Member Articles ASUC Investigates – Property Collapse in Chelsea Contractor Assessment Scheme Online Training To view the bulletin in full, please use the button below.

ASUC: COVID-19 Journey

  ASUC: The COVID-19 Journey   Coronavirus (COVID-19) has dramatically impacted businesses across the construction industry. In response, ASUC has put together a short video demonstrating the journey both the association and it’s membership have been on, and how ASUC engaged with its membership, and the wider industry, to ensure the latest information and guidance […]

A tribute to Michael Ellis

 A Tribute to Michael Ellis It is with sadness that The Association has learned of the passing of Michael Ellis the founder of geotechnical contractor Van Elle and a co-founder of ASUC. Michael, a chartered engineer, founded Van Elle in 1984 and set out to make the company a market leader. Michael was the epitome […]

Property Collapse in Chelsea. Why let a good headline get in the way of the facts?

Property Collapse in Chelsea. Why let a good headline get in the way of the facts?   Many national newspapers and the construction press reported this week ( w/e 6th Nov 2020) the collapse of a building that took place overnight in Durham Place Chelsea with some of them stating the construction of a basement by […]

ASUC COVID-19 Update

Since the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the UK remains a rapidly changing and uncertain landscape. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted every avenue of our lives and altered the way we live. ASUC have strong business continuity measures in place and we are confident that as we adapt to the new norm, the service we provide members will […]

ASUC COVID-19 Statement

ASUC – Trade association statement in relation to COVID 19 and our Construction sites. 20th October 2020: The CLC Site Operating Procedures have been updated to version 6, which can be found here. The Site Operating Procedures have been updated to reflect recent changes in Government guidance. Whilst there are no significant changes to social […]

ASUC welcome John Patch as the newest honorary member

ASUC are delighted to announce the newest honorary member: John Patch! John is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and is degree-qualified with 47 years’ experience in the construction industry, predominantly in Contracting. As well as this, he is the founding Director of Construction and Estate Management Consultancy, Teampatch Ltd. Sales, Marketing and […]

ASUC Executive Committee Update – January 2020

At the Executive Committee Meeting held on the 16th January 2020, Dermot Rooney, our current Vice Chairman, confirmed that due to workload commitments at his own company, he would have to stand down as Vice Chair of the Association. As such, it was agreed at the meeting that Dominick Gallagher (Knightbuild) would step up from […]

ASUC Awards 2019

The 2019 ASUC Awards Lunch took place at One Moorgate Place, London on the 15th November 2019. Returning to the venue from last year, it was again beautifully decorated. Guests were welcomed with a prosecco drinks reception in the Main Reception room before settling down to enjoy a three-course meal in the Great Hall, where […]

ASUC Award Winners 2019

Huge congratulations are in order for the following companies for their success at the ASUC Awards Lunch which was held on the 15th November 2019. DEFECTS INSURANCE GUARANTEE AWARD – sponsored by MD Insurance Services Medium – UNDERPIN AND MAKEGOOD GROUP Large – FALCON STRUCTURAL REPAIRS LTD FOUNDATIONS INSURANCE GUARANTEE AWARD – sponsored by MD […]

ASUC E-NEWS Autumn 2019

The latest edition of ASUC’s E-news includes items on: The ASUC AGM + Awards Mental Health First Aid Training December course dates Confined Spaces course Subsidence Forum Training Day ASUC become a CITB ATO (approved training organisation) Executive committee nominations Events Calendar 2020. To view the latest edition click here

Subsidence Good Practice Guide for Underwriters

  The newly formed Society of Underwriting Professionals, who are part of the CII, have issued a new guide on Subsidence Good Practice for Underwriters. The guide is an insightful resource which is both useful for professional underwriters and everyday customers who are looking to understand subsidence. The guide looks at the following areas of […]

ASUC Launches Mental Health First Aid Training Course

We all know how important practicing good health and safety is in the construction industry. That’s why ASUC is launching a Mental Health Awareness Course.

Bookings now open for the 2019 ASUC AGM and Awards Lunch

ASUC is excited to announce that bookings for this year’s AGM and Awards Lunch are now open. Following the great success of the 2018 event, the event will be held in London.

Professional Indemnity Insurance: the ASUC Take

The PI market faces difficult conditions. Read the ASUC take on the benefits of latent defects insurance and PI in the current market from the ISWC Conference 2019.

ASUC Members’ Brilliant Basements

A recent LABC Warranty article has highlighted some of the brilliant basements that some of our ASUC members have built. You can read all about these luxury London basements here.

ASUC E-NEWS Spring 2019

Read the latest news from ASUC in the Spring 2019 edition.

ASUC announces improved FIG Terms

Following discussions with the market, our members, and underwriters, ASUC is pleased to announce improved terms for its Foundation Insurance Guarantee (FIG).  

AGM and Awards Lunch 2019 Details Announced

ASUC is excited to announce that we will be returning to One Moorgate Place in London for this year’s AGM and Awards Lunch in December 2019 to celebrate another great year,

Engineered Foundations: First Choice for the Future?

Engineered foundations provide a far more sustainable and site-sensitive solution to the problem of the risks posed by trees located near to buildings.

ASUC Launches Basement Campaign

ASUC members specialse in retrofit basement construction. To celebrate their work, we have launched the #ASUCBestBasement campaign. Find out more!

ASUC Launches New Case Study Page

ASUC’s members work on a wide range of projects in basements, subsidence and underpinning every day. To find out more, read our case studies here.

ASUC E-NEWS Winter 2018

Read the latest news from ASUC in the Winter 2018 edition.

ASUC Executive Committee Elected

At the ASUC AGM on 23rd November 2019, the new ASUC Executive Committee was elected, representing the best of the industry. Find out more here.

ASUC Awards Lunch 2018

The 2018 ASUC Awards Lunch took place at One Moorgate Place, London.

ASUC Award Winners 2018

Find out who won what at the ASUC Awards Lunch 2018

Ross King Elected as ASUC Chairman

At its recent AGM, Ross King, Managing Director of Falcon Structural Repairs Ltd, was elected Chairman of ASUC and will serve for the next two years.

ASUC Members and Innovative Solutions for Brownfield Sites

The government has set a target 300,000 new homes to be built each year for at least the next 12 years. ASUC members met to discuss this target and potential solutions.

Rob Withers joins Build UK’s CITB Reform Group

ASUC Executive Director, Rob Withers, has been invited to join Build UK’s Steering Group on CITB Reform.

Subsidence Insurance Claims up 50%

Is this a testing time for subsidence insurance? Read ASUC’s take on the fall-out of the 2018 major surge event here.

ASUC becomes a signatory to the 100% Hackitt Initiative

ASUC is proud to be a signatory to the 100% Hackitt initiative. We need to deliver a difference in the industry.

ASUC AGM and Awards Lunch 2018

If you haven’t already booked for the ASUC Awards Lunch and AGM – don’t delay as places are selling out fast!

ASUC enews Autumn 2018

Read the latest news from ASUC in the Autumn 2018 edition.

R&D Tax Relief

Could you reduce your tax bill by claiming R&D Tax Relief?

PCA Conference: Waterproofing Basements

Rob Withers recently updated PCA members on, amongst other items, ASUC’s Basement Guidelines.

Is 2018 set to be a Subsidence Year?

The long, hot, dry summer means insurance companies need to be prepared for a rise in claims.

ASUC Enews – Summer 2018

ASUC’s Summer 18 edition covers the Summer General Meeting.

ASUC eNEWS – Spring 2018

Read news from ASUC including: forthcoming events, new H&S Auditor and Payment Practice Update.

Calls for tighter basement control after house collapse

Shocking images of a London house collapse, during renovations, prompts calls for tighter basement control.

ASUC Awards Winners 2017

This year the ASUC Awards Lunch was held at the Cafe de Paris. Following lunch guests were entertained by Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards.

ASUC AGM 2017

ASUC Chairman, Simon Haslam, welcomed members to the 2017 AGM held at the Cafe de Paris.

 

 

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