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8th July 2019
There are three steps in the process to becoming a CMYA finalist; first there is a paper sift of your submission, then a site visit where one of our judges will visit you at your project, and then the final step is the face to face interview. This process is one I’ve had the pleasure of being...
1st July 2019
Membership of the CIOB in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region has an estimated 1,300 members, of which only 190 are female. The construction sector in the region has its challenges and, coupled with a transient workforce and unpredictable changes in the market, it is vital that our...
28th June 2019
This year’s event, as ever, was a great opportunity for many of us to catch-up with CIOB delegates and members and for them to network and have those informal catch-ups that we don’t always get time to have. While it’s true that conversation was not just confined to construction industry matters -...
23rd June 2019
This event is a conversation we all own, we want to hear your views and opinions and tap into the expertise you have and, as with every Forum, the programme is packed with discussions around many serious issues affecting the construction industry.
13th May 2019
Mental health issues in the construction industry have been described as the ‘silent epidemic.’ Yet it isn’t that silent when you consider the statistics. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), anxiety and depression have overtaken musculoskeletal issues as the most reported health...
1st April 2019
As a Trustee, you are in a prestigious position and it’s not a responsibility to take lightly. I certainly didn’t when I had the privilege to take on the title as you quickly realise the integral role you play in the future of the organisation.
8th March 2019
For International Women’s Day, we spoke with one group of women who are being the change they want to see in the construction industry. Novus is our network of young construction professionals, and our Novus Group in Manchester are challenging the status quo with a committee where, for the first...
7th March 2019
Growing up, I always had an exposure to the construction industry as my father worked as a contractor in London and ‘daddy day-care’ meant weekends were spent on site, getting stuck in, though I’m not always sure how much I was helping! The camaraderie mixed with the variety of work on site really...
5th March 2019
Having spent so many years campaigning for equality, both as trade union official and now also as Chair of the CIOB Diversity Special Interest Group, there can possibly be no greater honour than being asked to write a blog for International Womens’ Day. Over the years, the lack of understanding of...
4th March 2019
I became a member of the CIOB in 2009 because I recognised that being part of a professional body would give me the opportunity to make the industry I love, and have dedicated my career to, even better.

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