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An insight into new developments and news in construction management from the professionals on the front line.


11th July 2018
The construction industry used to be on a par with other industries for productivity but over the past 50 years has fallen behind. I am a firm believer that, to catch up and speed up productivity, we must prioritise digital innovation in construction. And what better way to do this than to embrace...
10th July 2018
As part of the CIOB Members’ Forum, we are delighted to be able to see an example of leading construction in Canada. PCL Construction is opening its doors for our members to see the frontline of the industry in Toronto. Here Troy Galvin, Manager of PCL’s offsite manufacturing facility strategically...
9th July 2018
In February 2017, the report into defects that led to the closure of 17 schools in Edinburgh was published. In response to this report and wider concerns about quality in the industry, the CIOB announced that it was setting up a Commission of Past Presidents to investigate the issue of quality in...
29th June 2018
BuildForce is a UK-wide initiative encouraging military Service Leavers and Veterans into construction sector careers, this blog celebrates their work.
25th June 2018
The role of President of the CIOB goes back to 1838 when the organisation began promoting the science and practice of excellence in building. To be a part of this history is a huge honour and comes with legal and governance responsibilities. The CIOB is highly respected internationally and, to...
22nd June 2018
This year sees the CIOB celebrating ten years of Novus. Novus is the dedicated, passionate group of young professionals who place the CIOB at the heart of their career and prepare young people to be the next generation of the construction industry.
21st June 2018
As many of our members will already know, we at the CIOB have been working on a new online system to add even more value to the relationship you have with us. Behind the scenes we have been working hard to design, develop, test and implement the new membership portal. Every department from...
18th June 2018
One of the many challenges in my role is not to feel continually impressed by our members, working as they do in the most challenging of environments. And only the more cynical among you would find it hard not to be inspired by many of them, too. I consider myself lucky to be able to regularly meet...
11th June 2018
Canada is widely recognized as one of the world’s largest markets for commercial, residential and infrastructure development. The industry is currently in the throes of a major boom, not only because of the surge in exciting new innovations and technologies, but also because of a growing demand for...
5th June 2018
Planet Earth is our home that we share with 7.6 billion human beings and zillions of creatures great and small. Our planet is essentially one giant zoo that we’re all living inside of, and currently rather dominating.