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CIOB promotes the role of Chartered Professionals in contributing to the Northern Powerhouse


21st April 2016

With £24 billion pounds of investment sought for infrastructure projects in the North of England the Government’s vision of a Northern Powerhouse is becoming a reality. 

But with a continuing skills shortage, especially at the management level, the challenge of capturing the next tranche of talent is an area the industry has to address. At the North England Build Expo on 27 – 28 April 2016 the Chartered Institute of Building will showcase why construction management is so important to the Northern Powerhouse and how those already in construction, or looking to join, can start their journey into senior positions.

Speaking ahead of the event Jacqueline Balian a director at the CIOB said: “There are great opportunities ahead for the North of England. The investment in infrastructure will bring with it an increasing demand for construction managers.  That demand will have to be met and the public are right to expect projects delivered to a high standard. 

“We have to ensure that there is a pipeline of talent coming into the industry and that a management career is accessible for all kinds of backgrounds. No matter if you already have experience or at the beginning of your journey. We invite delegates interested in construction management and becoming a Chartered professional to come and talk to us at the Expo.”  

On Stand E11 the CIOB will introduce the benefits of membership and its Chartered Membership Programme – which can offer a fast track into management and leadership roles within construction.  There will also be specific talks for those looking to take their first step on a management career through the CIOB’s own Site Management and Site Supervisory qualifications. These qualifications in particular help those at the trade level progress to supervisor and into management roles.

In the main conference Chris Chivers, CIOB President, will Chair the Excellence in Construction Project Management session. Also from the CIOB Gordon Harker will detail why it’s important the industry showcases its finest achievements in project management through the highly sought after Construction Manager of the Year Awards. Looking at the future challenges in construction project management Wes Beaumont, BIM Information Manager at Arcadis and CIOB Member, will look at the new emerging skills for project manager roles. 

When and where to catch the CIOB at the expo:-

April 27, 2016

Stand E11

10.30 – 11.30 > Introducing CIOB membership.

12.00 – 12.30 > Take your first step on a management career – CIOB site management and supervisory qualifications.

13.00 – 13.30 > Escalate your career – CIOB Chartered Membership Programme can put you on the fast track to management and leadership roles in construction.

14.00 – 15.30 > Upgrade your career – A guide to getting through the CIOB Professional Review.


April 28, 2016

Stand E11

11.30 – 12.30 > Introducing CIOB membership.

13.00 – 14.30 > Upgrade your career – A guide to getting through the CIOB Professional Review.

Further information on what is going on at North England Build 2016 Expo can be found at: -  




Gaya Presad
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