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At CIOB, we have a role in the management, leadership, education and development of the built environment. Below you can read our latest news to discover what we are doing right now for our members and the industry.

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Voting opens for Art of Building 2015

The built environment’s biggest international photography competition opens for voting today with 12 finalists in the running for the £3,000 cash prize.

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Monford become first Australian construction company to partner with the CIOB

Based out of Perth, Monford Group have become the first Australian construction company to commit towards a fully Chartered workforce by entering a Training Partnership with the Chartered Institute of Building

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Annual funding programme backs new construction research with £50,000

In its first year the Bowen Jenkins Legacy Research Fund will support construction research projects with up to £10,000 each. 

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Older workers crucial to curbing construction industry skills gap, but not a substitute for investing in training, says CIOB

The world’s population is ageing rapidly and with profound results. In response to these changes, the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has launched a report exploring the effects of the ageing population on the construction industry and outlined how the sector can adapt to meet some of the challenges.  

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Deputy Skills Minister launches construction Higher Apprenticeship in Wales

A new construction higher apprenticeship was officially launched this week by the Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology Julie James AM.

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International collaboration gives competitive advantage, CIOB conference warns

International collaboration is essential for addressing the acute skills shortages and financial challenges of the UK construction sector, delegates at CIOB’s International Inspiring Construction Conference heard on Tuesday. Contractors were urged to overcome cultural barriers and contemplate new business models to adapt to an increasingly globalised marketplace

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Landmark programme launched on the modernisation of construction

The Chartered Institute of Building has launched a landmark news-style programme in partnership with ITN Productions entitled ‘Building Tomorrow’ exploring new technologies that have transformed the face of the industry and disrupted traditional models.

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CIOB responds to Chancellor's Autumn Statement

As the Chancellor George Osborne announces the 2015 Autumn Statement and Comprehensive Spending Review, the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) provides its reaction to the Government’s core commitments that affect the construction industry.

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Laws to curb illegal working are changing: Is your business ready?

As part of the International Inspiring Construction conference, Home Office experts will give attendees practical advice to help them prevent illegal working and avoid the financial and reputational risks that come with being caught

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CIOB Scholarship seeks out best sustainability ideas

The Chartered Institute of Building is searching for the best sustainability ideas in construction through its Sustainability Scholarship. Now open for entry successful candidates will receive a £3,000 grant to research a topic relevant to the sustainability agenda

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The global search for photographic talent returns

CIOB opens Art of Building 2015: international photography prize. The visually eclectic competition explores not only the beauty and quirks of architecture, but also the way that buildings relate to people and their surroundings

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Construction Higher Apprenticeship Launched in Wales

The CIOB Higher Apprenticeship in Construction Site Supervision is now being piloted at Coleg Sir Gar, Pembrokeshire College and Coleg Ceredigion, before potentially being rolled out across Wales