Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Construction trade associations

Trade Associations and Business Support Organisations for Construction sector.

Northern Ireland

Construction Employers Federation (CEF)

CEF is the certified representative body for the construction industry in Northern Ireland.

Scotland and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers Federation (SNIPEF)

SNIPEF is a trade association for plumbing and heating businesses based in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Scotland

Scotland and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers Federation (SNIPEF)

SNIPEF is a trade association for plumbing and heating businesses based in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Scottish Building Federation (SBF)

SBF is a trade association that represents the Scottish construction industry.

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

Linking together businesses, university experts and public sector providers including Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International to deliver transformational change in construction.

UK

Building Research Establishment (BRE)

BRE is a research group focused on the built environment.

Building and Engineering Services Association (B&ES)

B&ES is a trade group that represents firms that work in heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration, heat recovery, water supply, fire protection/sprinkler systems, pipework, ductwork, plumbing (excluding drainage), energy management systems and facilities services.

Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

CIOB is a professional body that focuses on construction management and leadership.

Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE)

CIPHE is a professional body for the UK's plumbing and heating industry.

Civil Engineering Contractors Association

CECA is a trade group that represents civil engineering contractors.

Construction Industry Council (CIC)

CIC is a forum that works on behalf of professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry.

Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA)

CIRIA is a construction industry research and information group.

Construction Products Association

Construction Products Association is a trade group that represents the UK's manufacturers and distributors of construction products and materials.

Constructing Excellence

Constructing Excellence is a trade group that represents those with a stake in the built environment.

Federation of Master Builders (FMB)

FMB is a trade association that works on behalf of the UK building industry.

The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA)

FETA is an umbrella group that represents manufacturers, suppliers, installers and contractors within the building services sector.

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

ICE is a professional body that represents civil engineers and provides knowledge based support.

National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NDFC)

NDFC is a trade group that represents the UK's demolition industry.

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