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


28th June 2017
In my previous blogs, I’ve talked about my route to a pro construction career and my current role.
8th June 2017
In my last blog I said that a Quantity Surveyor is like an accountant/lawyer/engineer hybrid.
22nd May 2017
You probably don’t associate Sri Lanka with skyscrapers but there are some very tall buildings there. As I was growing up, I became fascinated by the construction of the many high buildings also springing up around me. My father was a Land Surveyor and I knew that I really wanted to become a part...
10th May 2017
Hello. I’m Vipattz Ratnarajah MCIOB. I’m a Native Sri Lankan currently working as a Quantity Surveyor in Brunei Darussalam, a small sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. I was awarded chartered membership from the CIOB in July 2016.
4th April 2017
Making the leap from middle to senior management needn’t be daunting – if you’ve already honed your skills for the boardroom
6th March 2017
This happens to be National Apprenticeship Week (6-10 March 2017), but apprenticeships are front and centre in people’s attentions for plenty of other reasons as well.
3rd March 2017
Watching England beat Italy in the Six Nations on Sunday, I was struck by the similarities between rugby and the construction industry.
21st February 2017
Last week Professor John Coles published his report into the building defects that led to emergency closure of seventeen schools in Edinburgh in 2016. It makes sobering reading for anyone who cares about our industry and the reputation of those who work in it.
23rd January 2017
As we go about our professional work, we are wise to keep an eye on broader issues facing society. One such issue is that of ‘Social Mobility’, which is helpfully explored in the recent CIOB report, Social Mobility and Construction: Building routes to opportunity.
12th December 2016
As members know, CIOB has been setting educational standards and working with professional training providers for years. So you might be wondering why we’ve suddenly decided to do our own thing?