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


6th January 2021
Caroline Gumble looks back on the milestones and achievements of last year and looks ahead to some of the things the CIOB has in store for 2021.
1st December 2020
Christina's blog, published to mark International Day of People With Disabilities, talks about the importance of inclusion and shares experience of working in construction while living with Chronic Panic Attacks.
30th November 2020
Chris's blog, published on International Day of People With Disabilities, is a hard hitting look at how the focus on disability shouldn't be about the things people can’t do but about celebrating the things they can do.
13th November 2020
The CIOB Client Group does what it says on the tin. It’s a group of CIOB members who work for clients, and whose aims are to share best practice within the UK and internationally. It also has links to bodies such as Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Construction Leadership Council (CLC),...
13th November 2020
An industry is only as good as its people. Improving diversity and inclusion in the workplace is a challenge for all sectors. As an industry faced with a significant skills shortages, it makes business – as well as ethical – sense to send out a strong message that construction is a viable and...
20th October 2020
You may have seen that the CIOB launched a new massive open online course (MOOC) entitled ‘Mental Health in Construction’recently. This course actively encourages dialogues from industry professionals across the globe, for those who take part they will learn to understand the signs and symptoms of...
2nd October 2020
It’s National Inclusion Week and the CIOB is helping to mark it by hosting the launch of Construct-Ability, a networking and campaigning group for the construction community. Jez Cutler, a founder of this new group, tells us about his career in construction and why understanding issues around...
23rd June 2020
As my presidency at the CIOB comes to an end, it is the perfect time to reflect on the work we have achieved. During my presidency I made mental health and wellbeing my focus and the conversations and work we have achieved over the year is just the beginning.
4th June 2020
In February, in what seems like a different world, we launched the Real Face of Construction 2020. The report looked broadly at the social and economic impact of construction and one aim was to illustrate the extent to which the built environment shapes the lives of everyone.
30th April 2020
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) is working with Alzheimer’s Society to support the construction sector to become more dementia-friendly.