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13th October 2020
In June 2020 CIOB President Mark Beard announced the launch of the CIOB 2030 Visionary Project. This exciting new initiative aims to set up a global vision for the CIOB based on industry best practiCe and where the built environment should develop to over the next decade; analysing emerging trends...
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.
30th January 2020
Apprenticeships are synonymous with the construction industry. For many CIOB members an apprenticeship will have been the starting point to their professional career and yet for many years, and for many reasons, they have fallen out of vogue. In part due to a series of different government...
30th November 2018
When members first came together in a London pub in 2008 and started to discuss what the CIOB could do for young professionals, the concept of Novus was born and little did they know it would continue to go from strength to strength. During Members’ Forum 2013 in Yorkshire, a spotlight was given to...
26th November 2018
As part of our celebrations for ten years of Novus, we caught up with two members who represent Novus on CIOB Board’s. Jessica Lloyd is Assistant Project Manager at Mott MacDonald, part of the Bristol Novus Group, and has been on the CIOB’s Business Development Board (BDB) since August 2018. Dean...
26th October 2018
Winner of our Novus 10 anniversary competition, Jamie Young, won the opportunity to interview CIOB Past President, Rebecca Thompson FCIOB. Jamie is senior design manager for Wates and the Chair of Cambridge Novus.
14th September 2018
At the CIOB Members’ Forum in Toronto in July 2018, we held a debate on the sustainable future of the construction industry chaired by Senior Vice President Charles Egbu. The world is changing and the area of sustainability is a big one, not just the environmental strand to that topic but also...
6th September 2018
It was a long shot but it was a hole in one. On July 12, three graduating students from the Honours Bachelor in Technology at the Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management, George Brown College, won the 2018 Global Student Challenge, organized by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)....
11th July 2018
The construction industry used to be on a par with other industries for productivity but over the past 50 years has fallen behind. I am a firm believer that, to catch up and speed up productivity, we must prioritise digital innovation in construction. And what better way to do this than to embrace...
22nd June 2018
This year sees the CIOB celebrating ten years of Novus. Novus is the dedicated, passionate group of young professionals who place the CIOB at the heart of their career and prepare young people to be the next generation of the construction industry.