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25th February 2021
Recently we launched a new route to becoming chartered – ‘APEL’. This stands for Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning. But what is this?
19th February 2021
In my last blog, I noted that “governance is not a topic that captures the headlines... ” That remains true. But there is great interest among members in this topic and the engagement we get when we talk about it is really positive. So I’m providing another update on our governance review project.
19th February 2021
Changes to the way off-payroll works will be coming into force on 6 April 2021, and has the potential to significantly impact the UK construction industry. The off-payroll change, also known as IR35, will alter how contractors and consultants operate in the private sector and many clients are...
9th February 2021
In these unprecedent times of Covid, lockdown, and no face-to-face meetings and events, it was great to see the CIOB in Ireland, Dublin and Belfast Hubs organise a Virtual Roadshow to showcase all the work being undertaken, supports available and the opportunity to network with other members over a...
3rd February 2021
When I started my career in construction, it was by accident. I was given work experience as a receptionist at a building surveyor’s office in the years when the girls were given the admin tasks and the boys got the [to me] interesting technical roles and I found myself getting hooked on the...
8th January 2021
For many years the CIOB has proudly supported new ideas and developed leadership competencies through its range of scholarships. Many of which are in partnership with other influential built environment organisations like the Worshipful Company of Constructors and The University College of Estate...
6th January 2021
Caroline Gumble looks back on the milestones and achievements of last year and looks ahead to some of the things the CIOB has in store for 2021.
11th December 2020
The academic community is very important to us at the CIOB. Academics are responsible for educating the next generation of construction management professionals, and since 1834, developing professionals who can challenge the industry has been at the very centre of what we do.
11th December 2020
On Thursday 12 March 2020, the Irish government imposed the first national COVID-19 lockdown, closing all Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) in the process. Since that day, I have made three fleeting visits to the ghost campus of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT). Otherwise, I have been...
10th December 2020
The University of Wolverhampton (pilot) project was initiated earlier this year. We want to pave the way for the workforce of the future and build the talent pipeline for leadership in the Construction and Built Environment sector.

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