Setting standards for our industry since 1834
Since the first group of Master Builders met in 1834, the CIOB has set and upheld the standards for our industry to meet. We do this for the safety of construction workers, working at 1,200 feet off the ground; for the families living in their first home; for governments planning the future of their cities; for projects as varied as the Houses of Parliament in London to the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur.
We have a role in the management, leadership, education and development of our industry.
We are based all around the world, working with our members to improve the quality of life for those using and creating the built environment. Discover your local hub and find out how you can get involved.
We guide our members as they embark on their careers and support our policymakers as they define the standards we all meet, together creating an environment where the public can live and work safely, comfortably and confidently.
Our Royal Charter
The CIOB Royal Charter, granted in 1980, outlines the objectives which form the foundations of our work, and our role and sets the standards to which members are committed.
We stand for the science, ethics and practice of built environments across the world. Everything we do is to improve the quality of life for those using and creating the built environment.