With reference to your article ( N C E 2 0 September) I wish to correct the impression that the Association of Planning Supervisors (APS) is competing with the ICE and that both organisations were 'moving to set up approved lists of planning supervisors'.
APS was established in 1995 to provide those working as planning supervisors under the terms of the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 1994 with an advisory and representative body. It draws members from all disciplines within the construction industry and provides a forum in which the necessary knowledge base can be developed and disseminated.
It also provides guidance and training for planning supervisors and others affected by the regulations and provides a central source of information for clients seeking planning supervisors.
I do not consider that the two organisations are in any way competing and indeed both already share a common forum as full members of the Construction Industry Council.
Brian Law, chief executive, the Association of Planning Supervisors, 16 Rutland Square, Edinburgh , EH1 2BB