Architect HKS has announced that Alan Palmer and Francis Gallagher have been appointed principals of its UK business


Ian Baker has been promoted to group managing director of Galliford Try’s housebuilding division.

Frank Taaffe has been appointed director of infrastructure services firm Morgan Est’s new M&E services division.


Currie & Brown has appointed Douglas Robertson as a director.

Gordon Laurie has been appointed as senior consultant in the Dubai team of DFTI Brewer Consulting, the dispute resolution and contracts specialist.


Local Authority Building Control chief executive Paul Everall has been appointed by the Construction Industry Council as honorary treasurer, and will become a member of the executive board.