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


9th July 2020
If you are a CIOB member working client-side, then this blog should be of particular interest to you. In the past few months, the CIOB has joined forces with the Construction Clients’ Leadership Group (CCLG) to form a collaborative client group that focusses on client leadership in our industry.
25th June 2020
We know quality is a problem. Nobody in the industry needs the CIOB to state that, rework can cost as much as 2% of the job value. Productivity declines and waste levels rise. Quality is about reputation and it is reflected in every firm’s balance sheet.
25th June 2020
Five years ago, we undertook a review of our grades, which resulted in the closure of the non-chartered grades (ACIOB & ICIOB). However, since this closure we have become involved in a number of apprenticeships in England, Wales, and Scotland, many of which are technical sub-degree routes into...
24th June 2020
Even in these difficult times we must be optimistic about the future. Yes, we need to address the various challenges COVID 19 has thrown at us, and we need to empathise with all CIOB members who have hit hard times.
23rd June 2020
As my presidency at the CIOB comes to an end, it is the perfect time to reflect on the work we have achieved. During my presidency I made mental health and wellbeing my focus and the conversations and work we have achieved over the year is just the beginning.
23rd June 2020
Since the start of the year we have been putting the CIOB brand under the microscope to see how it sits in a busy and complex external landscape. We have called this project our ‘Strategic Positioning Review’ and we started off on this road because of our new Corporate Plan.
22nd June 2020
On the surface Governance is not a topic that captures the headlines, unless something goes wrong. Essentially governance influences how an organisation’s objectives are set and achieved, how risk is monitored and addressed and how performance is optimised.
17th June 2020
There’s no escaping the issue that’s dominating headlines around the world – and rightly so – the Black Lives Matter movement. It's right to talk about what the CIOB should and could do in support of this movement.
4th June 2020
In February, in what seems like a different world, we launched the Real Face of Construction 2020. The report looked broadly at the social and economic impact of construction and one aim was to illustrate the extent to which the built environment shapes the lives of everyone.
26th May 2020
These are unprecedented times, as we all know, and there is much that we in the construction community are keeping our eye on – whether or not to open sites, government financial support for businesses, supply chain difficulties and more.