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


24th September 2019
It’s been nearly a week since the Construction Manager of the Year Awards 2019 – a wonderful, celebratory evening which is the highlight of my time with the CIOB so far!
16th September 2019
As I write, the UK is due to leave the European Union on 31 October 2019. But regardless of when we leave, there are practical matters at hand.
12th September 2019
They say if you know someone who has a story to tell, lend them a camera. Which is why the Chartered Institute of Building runs the Art of Building competition. Through it, a host of photographers from around the world have revealed what buildings means to them, and us.
10th September 2019
Several industry groups have reported that companies are unprepared for the new change to VAT rules that were due to come into effect in October 2019. We now know the change will be delayed for 12 months and will start on 1 October 2020. So we're taking this opportunity to explain what it is...
28th August 2019
Anyone with just a passing interest in our activities will be aware that one of our areas of focus is quality in construction. Members who may be reading this will likely have been involved in our quality agenda work in some shape or form and I want to highlight the excellent work done so far.
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...