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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.
30th April 2020
850,000 people in the UK are living with dementia, a number that is expected to rise to 1 million by 2021. It is highly likely that many of the people you work with will be affected by dementia in some way:
2nd March 2020
I attended a stakeholder meeting organised by Counter Terrorism Policing and the Home Office as part of their engagement with business, trade unions and professional bodies across the country to raise awareness of the government’s Prevent programme. The government’s Prevent programme is part of its...
10th October 2019
In 2018, a survey by Mind found that nearly half of those surveyed had experienced a mental health problem in their current job. The same research found that only half of those who had experienced poor mental health had spoken to their employer about it.