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NEW MEMBERS

The Society is pleased to welcome the following new member during 2008 - Robin Orme MA, MPHIL, DIP ARCH, RIBA, FCIArb.

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2010

The Society's Annual Conference 2010 was held from 30 April to 3 May at the Kenzi Menara Palace Hotel, Marrakech, Morocco.

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2008

The Society's Annual Conference 2008 was held in Budapest on 2-5th May.

HAROLD CROWTER

The Society lost one of its most active and distinguished members on 2 November 2007 when Harold Crowter passed away. Harold was a Quantity Surveyor of huge renown and a highly respected arbitrator. He had recently retired as Hon Secretary of the Society.

NEW MEMBERS

The Society is pleased to have welcomed the following as members during 2007:

GILBERT POWELL

It is with great sorrow that we heard that Gilbert Powell had died on 4 January 2006 at the age of 78. Gilbert Powell was qualified both as an architect and a quantity surveyor and became a very distinguished construction arbitrator. The Society extends its deepest sympathy to his family.

RAY TURNER HONOURED

One of the Societies most distinguished Arbitrator Members has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Leeds Metropolitan University. The President and all members of the Society extend their congratulations to Ray.

NEW MEMBERS

The Society welcomes two new Overseas Members: Charles Molineaux, from Virginia USA, and Colin Wall, from Hong Kong.

IMPROVED PAYMENT PRACTICES

The DTI has published a consultation document following the Latham Report. It outlines the Government's proposal to improve both the payment provisions and the adjudication provisions of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act. See the Society's original suggestions below. Copies can be obtained by clicking here.

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