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


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.
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...
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...
24th June 2019
When I first got the word ‘quality’ in my job title, I was one of very few across the industry. Health and safety managers are seen as a necessary part of the sector, but quality didn’t come with the same level of respect and understanding on the site. But the role I, and thankfully now many others...
20th June 2019
On June 12 the Home Office brought together representatives from across the construction sector to have a frank and open conversation on how we can eradicate modern slavery from supply chains.
28th May 2019
In our previous blog , we discussed the challenge in ascertaining a true picture of the number of victims of modern slavery in the UK and the importance of businesses’ recognising it as an issue, in order for them to be able to mitigate that risk.
15th April 2019
In 2018, just under 7,000 individuals were identified as potential victims of Modern Slavery and referred into the government’s National Referral Mechanism (NRM) – a 300% rise since 2013. However, there is a consensus that these statistics do not reflect the true picture of Modern Slavery in the UK...
8th April 2019
Achieving the Fellowship was very significant to me. It was a watershed moment in my career and, after years of hard work, it felt like I had reached the pinnacle of my profession.
11th March 2019
This month, the UK government announced that they will be seeking seven new members for the Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC) and it would be great to see CIOB members take up the opportunity.
11th February 2019
It is estimated that poor quality is costing the construction industry annually more than the combined profits of the companies in the industry. Research by Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) suggested that quality management could save the industry between £7bn and £12bn.