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15th October 2018
Earlier this year, I represented the CIOB to announce the launch of the Building in Quality initiative with RIBA and RICS. We signed a Joint Memorandum of Understanding with the aim of establishing a chain of custody for quality that would link those who commission buildings with those who use them...
12th October 2018
13 milliseconds. According to a team of neuroscientists from MIT that is how long it takes your brain to process an entire image. Perhaps that should be unsurprising, after all we have been hardwired to absorb visual information for much longer than text. But even so, we respond to imagery in a...
8th October 2018
Noreen is Executive Director for Hollywood Associates, a consultancy based in Dubai, and is currently on the CIOB Local Hub Committee for the Dubai region and was recently elected on to the CIOB’s Education, Qualification, Standards and Practice (ESQP) Board. Here she tells us what a difference it...
5th October 2018
This week James Brokenshire, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, has announced that a New Homes Ombudsman is to be created. He said this will ‘champion homebuyers, protect their interests and hold developers to account’. Importantly, the new homes ombudsman will be...
27th September 2018
Modern slavery is a pernicious and hidden crime. We’re only just beginning to understand the level of risk it poses to UK supply chains. But as our knowledge increases, corporate response to the Modern Slavery Act remains lacklustre. With many organisations in paralysis, the arguments for and...
24th September 2018
In 2020 Mark Beard, Chairman of construction group Beard, will become the 117th President of the CIOB. His Presidency will follow from Charles Egbu, Dean of School of the Built Environment and Architecture at London Southbank University, who will become CIOB President in 2019, and Chris Soffe, CEO...
21st September 2018
With over 10 years' experience in the construction industry, Paul progressed from student member whilst at college to Chartered at the CIOB. He has carried out various roles throughout the years, including Chair of the CIOB Hub Committee in Glasgow, Scotland. Here, we asked him about why he...
14th September 2018
At the CIOB Members’ Forum in Toronto in July 2018, we held a debate on the sustainable future of the construction industry chaired by Senior Vice President Charles Egbu. The world is changing and the area of sustainability is a big one, not just the environmental strand to that topic but also...
6th September 2018
It was a long shot but it was a hole in one. On July 12, three graduating students from the Honours Bachelor in Technology at the Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management, George Brown College, won the 2018 Global Student Challenge, organized by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)....
14th August 2018
A few years ago, the CIOB Art of Building photography competition raised money for Article 25, a UK charity that specialises in providing architectural and project management support for disaster hit areas in the world.

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