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


19th August 2019
In any new role, but particularly one with a national organisation with a long history of supporting a sector, it’s important to understand the priority issues. After just over a week as the CIOB’s CEO, it’s clear that one of the hot topics is payment terms.
15th August 2019
The CIOB believes that most construction professionals will work on historic buildings at some point in their career - in the UK alone, 50% of all construction works are on traditional buildings.
13th August 2019
This morning I was delighted to meet with Paul Nash, a CIOB Past President and current Chair of our Quality Commission.
8th August 2019
You might not know, I certainly didn’t until today, that the CIOB Benevolent Fund provides a service of practical advice, information and financial assistance for Members who fall upon hard times. It was established in 1992 and has helped many members since then get back on their feet and offered...
30th July 2019
My first observations are ‘wow’, what an amazing organisation the CIOB is; the values and ethics the institute upholds, the rigour of the professional membership process, the commitment of office bearers, Trustees and active hub Members across the globe. This is an organisation with real purpose...
8th July 2019
Over the last two and a half years, the CIOB Academy has developed and grown and is now home to a wide variety of online and in-person training.
8th July 2019
There are three steps in the process to becoming a CMYA finalist; first there is a paper sift of your submission, then a site visit where one of our judges will visit you at your project, and then the final step is the face to face interview. This process is one I’ve had the pleasure of being...
1st July 2019
Membership of the CIOB in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region has an estimated 1,300 members, of which only 190 are female. The construction sector in the region has its challenges and, coupled with a transient workforce and unpredictable changes in the market, it is vital that our...
28th June 2019
This year’s event, as ever, was a great opportunity for many of us to catch-up with CIOB delegates and members and for them to network and have those informal catch-ups that we don’t always get time to have. While it’s true that conversation was not just confined to construction industry matters -...
27th June 2019
I am honoured, privileged and humbled to be taking on the presidency of a great and proud institution, that is the CIOB. We’re living in a time of tremendous change, and construction is changing as well. There is much to be optimistic about but face it: these are stressful times.