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Chartered Construction Manager

Construction Managers: Stand up and be counted

CIOB corporate Members and Fellows have been proudly adding Chartered Builder to their business cards since the Institute gained its Royal Charter in 1980. But these days, only a small proportion of people in this complex sector actually build.

As a CIOB member you could be working with BIM or setting strategies for carbon reduction. You might be on site, but you could equally be sitting at head office, supervising teams and setting corporate strategy. And you could be working at any point within the life cycle of a structure, from inception to recycling.

If the designation Chartered Builder is not relevant to your day job, we have some great news. The Privy Council has granted the CIOB power to award the descriptor Chartered Construction Manager. The Chartered Construction Manager descriptor is available to Members (MCIOB) and Fellows (FCIOB) who pay a one off administration fee, which covers the production of a new certificate and enables them to start using the new descriptor on business cards.

This is the culmination of years of research and development by the Institute and the result of effective demonstration by CIOB members who have shown that construction management is truly a substantive and established profession. This descriptor signals the influence that professional construction managers have within, and beyond, the built environment.

So if you are MCIOB or FCIOB you can use Chartered Construction Manager or Chartered Builder, however not together, for the life of your corporate membership.  These descriptors are to be used in full and not abbreviated (i.e. Chartered Construction Manager not CCM).

For example you could use your new descriptor on your business cards as shown below:-

 

Your Name FCIOB   Your Name MCIOB
Your Job Title   Your Job Title
Chartered Construction Manager   Chartered Construction Manager

We believe this will be beneficial to you in communicating your professional status to clients and colleagues. And of course you may retain the Chartered Builder descriptor if that is your preference. In that case you have nothing to do.

If you are an MCIOB or FCIOB and would like to use the Chartered Construction Manager descriptor please login to the members area where you can register and pay online to enable you to start using this new descriptor.

 
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Chartered Construction Manager FAQs

What is the difference between the Chartered Construction Manager (CCM) descriptor and the Chartered Builder (CB) descriptor?

The clue is in the name and you probably would know best which descriptor would suit your business.

For example, should you have a meeting with a small company where calling yourself as a builder is more suitable, you could use the Chartered Builder descriptor.

However, should you have a meeting with a big construction company tackling multimillion projects;
it may be better to use the descriptor of the Chartered Construction Manager. The decision is yours and you are in the privileged position to have both descriptors if you register before 31 December 2014.

How do I apply for the new CCM descriptor?

Simply log in to your members area via www.ciob.org to purchase the additional descriptor for your chartered membership.

 

Once you log in, the link for upgrading will be on the front page. Should you have any further issues please contact us on:

 

t: +44 (0)1344 630 700

I would like to pay the £25.00 by Visa. Is there a form you could send me by email?

All you need to do is log in to your members area via www.ciob.org to purchase the additional descriptor for your chartered membership.

Once you log in, the link for upgrading will be on the front page. Any credit or debit card can be used to make the payment.

Should you have any further issues, please contact us on:

t: +44 (0)1344 630 700

I do not think we should be charged for this at all. There should be no charge for a straightforward change of name.

The charge is set in place to cover the administrative work and issuing of new certificates as per our procedures.

 

You do not have to choose the new descriptor. If you prefer to be called Chartered Builder, you will not be required to do anything. The £25 charge is set in place only if you decide to take the advantage of the new descriptor or choose to use both.

If I want to change my descriptor but do not need to change the certificate, is there a charge for that?

The charge has been set in place for all changes as a one-off fee and unfortunately if you wish to add this descriptor you will be charged the full £25.00.

If I do not make a choice now, will I be able to upon renewal? Can the £25.00 be added to my annual subscription?

Unfortunately not, as after 31 December this offer will be unavailable to you. So, please make your choice now and register online.

Previous issues of the Construction Manager magazine said you could only have one descriptor. Can you can use both?

Any new Chartered member will have a right to choose his/her descriptor between Chartered Builder or Chartered Construction Manager. 

However, as this right to choose was not available to those Chartered members who became one before March 2014, we have decided to give them the right to choose between the two descriptors or even have the right to use both descriptors, though not at one time. 

This offer is only available to you until 31 December 2014 and after this date, if you have not chosen the new descriptor (or both), you will have the descriptor Chartered Builder and will no longer have the opportunity to choose the Chartered Construction Manager descriptor.

What happens after 31 December 2014? Can no future members be allowed to be called Chartered Construction Manager? Does everyone have to be Chartered Builder?

Any new Chartered member will have a right to choose his/her descriptor between Chartered Builder or Chartered Construction Manager. 

However, as this right to choose was not available to those Chartered members who became one before March 2014, we have decided to give them the right to choose between the two descriptors or even have the right to use both descriptors, though not at one time. 

This offer is only available to you until 31 December 2014 and after this date, if you have not chosen the new descriptor (or both), you will have the descriptor Chartered Builder and will no longer have the opportunity to choose the Chartered Construction Manager descriptor.

After December can I still use Chartered Builder?

Yes, if you choose to have the new descriptor next to your Chartered Builder descriptor before the 31 December 2014, you will still be able to use both the Chartered Builder and Chartered Construction Manager descriptors after end of December, however not both at the same time. 

 

Nevertheless, if you do not register for the new descriptor by the end of 2014 you will be called as a Chartered Builder and will no longer have the opportunity to choose the Chartered Construction Manager descriptor.

Do I need to choose the descriptor “Chartered Construction Manager”? / I don’t wish to use both descriptors. Am I free to use either individually?

If you apply, it is your choice when to use the Chartered Builder and when to use the Chartered Construction Manager descriptor.  

As a retired member could I qualify for this?

Providing you are still Chartered, yes you can qualify for this descriptor.

I am unable to log in as I have forgotten my password, can I pay over the phone?

Should you have any issues with registering online, please contact us on:

t: +44 (0)1344 630 700.