We are aware that representatives of Building Design and Construction Magazine have been telephoning and emailing some of our members with regard to an editorial and photographic piece in a forthcoming issue of Building Design and Construction magazine.
We are very concerned that the AECB name, and even AECB staff names, have been used by this publisher without our consent in their approach to AECB members. We have raised the issue with the publisher. It would be helpful if you could email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have been contacted by this company, either by telephone or by email. We have requested a complete list of those members who have been contacted and requested that a letter of apology be sent confirming that the AECB has not entered into any such arrangements with Building Design and Construction magazine. However, to date the magazine has not responded. For information there is a clear note on the ‘find members’ section of the website which states ‘The use of data from the membership search and database for commercial purposes of any sort is not permitted.’