Book of Condolence
It has been announced by Buckingham Palace that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, has died at the age of 96. The Queen played a key role in the history of the Chartered Institute of Building, granting our Royal Charter in 1980.
It has been announced that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, has died at the age of 96.
The Queen passed away at Balmoral on the afternoon of 8 September 2022.
The Queen played a key role in the history of the Chartered Institute of Building, granting our Royal Charter in 1980 for “the promotion for the public benefit of the science and practice of building and construction”.
A Royal Charter is granted by the sovereign on the advice of the Privy Council. They have a history dating back to the 13th century and new Charters are reserved for bodies that work in the public interest and which can “demonstrate pre-eminence, stability and permanence in their particular field”.
The objectives, as defined in the CIOB’s Royal Charter, are:
- The promotion for the public benefit of the science and practice of building and construction.
- The advancement of public education in the said science and practice including all necessary research and the publication of the results of all such research.
“On behalf of the CIOB community worldwide, I would like to express our deep sorrow at the sad news that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has passed away. The Queen’s grant of a Royal Charter was a hugely significant moment for us as an organisation, transforming us from the Institute of Building and providing a clear path for us to grow as a global organisation and develop our public interest work. The Charter also sets the standards to which members are committed and leaves a legacy of excellence and ethical behaviour, ensuring that all business for, on behalf of, or in the good name of the Institute is conducted to that standard and in accordance with the directions of the Royal Charter.”
Caroline Gumble , CIOB Chief Executive