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CIOB Ireland Graduation Ceremony 2024

by CIOB Northern Ireland

Event details

  • Belfast City Hall, Belfast
  • 16 November 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM BST

Event fees

Individual Member


Company Member




Children 4-12 years


Children under 4 years


CIOB Assist Optional Donation



This Graduation Ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate with family your tremendous achievement at becoming a Chartered Member of the CIOB.

The CIOB Ireland Graduation Ceremony will be held in the magnificent Great Hall within the historic and iconic Belfast City Hall. Attending this graduation event provides an opportunity to celebrate your remarkable achievement in obtaining this internationally recognized accreditation. Chartered Membership distinguishes you as a genuine professional in your field, enhancing your career prospects, aiding in contract acquisition, elevating your organisation’s professionalism, and contributing to global standards in construction management.

Dress Code

Business dress i.e. suits, trousers, jackets, shirts, skirts and dresses, while not formal, are appropriate for a business environment.

Gown Hire

All CIOB Members and Fellows receiving recognition are required to wear a CIOB gown, which can be hired from the robe makers.

Ede & Ravenscroft

(please select Chartered Institute of Building (Ireland) Ede & Ravenscroft.

Gown Hire Pricing

Fellows/Members £39 and TechCIOB £45.

**Please note - the website will close on 31st October and no further orders can be made after this date.

All gowns will be delivered to the venue, ready for you to pick up on the day .

Agenda for the day

10:30 - Arrival and Registration

  • Registration located in the spectacular Rotunda at the top of the marbled stairs.
  • Collection of gowns from the Great Hall.
  • All new members have their group photo taken at the top of the Grand Staircase.
  • Refreshments served in the Great Hall.

11:30 - Seating

  • Master of Ceremonies invites guests to take their seats.
  • All New Members have their group photograph taken.

12:00 - Presentation Ceremony

  • Opening Remarks by Jonathan Payne FCIOB, CIOB Northern Ireland Hub Chair.
  • Welcome from Belfast Council Official.
  • Address by Caroline Gumble, CIOB Chief Executive.
  • Address by Rebecca Thompson FCIOB, CIOB Past President

12:20 - Presentation of Certificates

  • Presentation of certificates by Rebecca Thompson FCIOB, CIOB Past President
  • Address by Noel McKee FCIOB, CIOB Trustee

13:00 - Light refreshments

  • Fellows and Members family photographs taken in the Great Hall by the professional photographer if desired.

14:00 - Graduation Ceremony ends


In 1888 Queen Victoria granted Belfast the status of the city and it was agreed that a grand and magnificent building was required to reflect this new status. City Hall opened its doors on the first of August 1906, at a time of unprecedented prosperity and industrial might for the city.

The new City Hall was designed by Alfred Brumwell Thomas in the Baroque Revival style and constructed in Portland stone. The incredible building cost £369,000 to complete, the equivalent around 128 million pounds today but remains an extraordinary beacon of success and civic pride for Belfast.

City Hall has many connections with the famous ocean liner Titanic. Viscount William Pirrie who was Lord Mayor in 1896-1897 just before City Hall’s construction, was also managing director of Harland & Wolff Shipyard. He is the man credited as having the idea for both ambitious builds. He used many of his skilled workmen in the fit-out of City Hall which is why the interiors today are considered an incredible insight into the finish of Titanic’s lounges and suites, the ship’s carving panelling being very similar.

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