The JIB played host to its US counterparts this month when the New York JIB visited London and Edinburgh as part of the JIB’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
Dr Gerald Finkel, chairman of the New York JIB, representatives of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union No. 3 and the Electrical Contractors of New York, were guests of JIB and ECA member T Clarke plc during a site visit to 22 Bishopsgate, the 62-storey commercial office development currently under construction in London.
The delegation also attended the JIB National Board meeting on September 13 and were guests at a dinner arranged by the JIB before flying to Edinburgh, where the Scottish Joint Industry Board hosted a visit to a hydro electric scheme and a tour of the royal yacht Britannia .
“The JIB Chairman Paul Corby and I were very pleased with the excellent camaraderie between our respective members and the remarkable alignment of the challenges our organisations face within different environments,” said Steve Brawley, JIB chief eecutive.
“We have much to learn from each other and I look forward to continuing and enhancing our friendship and co-operation in the coming years.”