Mike Smith of Corniche Builders says he would like to bring back the clerk of works (CM, March, Views). Clerks of works are still very much in existence today and working on construction projects

The Institute of Clerks of Works recognises that there are many variations to the job title, but fundamentally the function of inspection, superintendence of construction and maintenance of the built environment is as important today as it always was.

Rachel Morris, general secretary, ICW