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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.
26th June 2019
Scotland has long been famed for its engineering and construction. From the Lighthouse Stevensons to James Craig, who planned the New Town of Edinburgh, right up to the Falkirk Wheel, the only fully rotating boat lift in the world, which was completed at the start of the 21st century.
25th June 2019
To date, there has been a general reluctance from businesses to publicly report on any incidents of Modern Slavery they have discovered; this may be due to any number of issues such as, fear of clients dropping their contracts, damage to their reputation and an uncertainty on how to manage an...