Who We Are

We are the Chartered Institute of Building, and 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.

We have a role in the management, leadership, education and development of our industry. For our members, guiding and educating them as they embark on their careers. For policymakers, defining the standards for all to meet. For the public, creating an environment they can live and work in safely, comfortably and confidently.

Setting standards for our industry since 1834

From the first group of Master Builders coming together in 1834, to our board of trustees today, we’ve always set and upheld the standards for our industry to meet. From the Houses of Parliament in London to the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. 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.

Creating the experts for the future

Using both the cutting edge of technology and the foundation of hard-earned experience, we train the construction experts of the future. From tools and data for the day-to-day, to degree qualifications for investing in a career. We train and shape workers and organisations who make our industry what it is. For those with practical experience, looking for formal qualifications reaffirming their knowledge. For those looking for a marker of trust, knowledge and reputation. For those planning environments built to last.

Keeping our world turning today and tomorrow

Our world is changing, but no matter what we face, we are always ready to respond, learn and lead the way. We’re here to adapt to those changes and protect what’s most precious: people, heritage and our wider world. For the mental health of our colleagues. For the built history of our societies. For the future of the planet we call home.

Our Vision

Improve the quality of life for the users and creators of our built environment.

Our Mission

We drive up professional standards, push forward innovation, influence political decisions and strengthen talent across the CIOB global community.


Our Values

Professionalism - We champion standards and professional ethics in the science and practice of building and construction.

Integrity - We strive for equity and fairness in our decision-making and treatment of others.

Excellence - We pursue the highest standards of quality in everything we do.

Respect - We consider the impact our actions will have on individuals and the public good.

Royal Charter

The CIOB Royal Charter, granted in 1980, outlines the objectives which form the foundations of our work, our role and sets the standards to which members are committed.

Find out more about the Royal Charter

Read our Rules and Regulations

Who are our Members?

Our members past and present have been responsible for many ground-breaking projects across the world. We have the most diverse membership of any professional body in the built environment. Our members work in disciplines that cover the entire lifecycle of a built asset and even in the education and development of the next generation of professionals.

Chartered members are construction professionals with a common commitment to achieve and maintain the highest possible standards. Chartered Member status, and the designations MCIOB and FCIOB, are recognised and respected internationally as the mark of true construction professionalism.