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The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has announced the 2022 finalists for the CIOB Awards, which will take place on 28 September in London

2022 Finalists for CIOB Awards revealed

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has announced the 2022 finalists for the CIOB Awards, which will take place on 28 September in London.
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Building diversity in construction

In the UK, fewer than 2% of tradespeople are female. In 2022 this is a shocking statistic and when compared with North America, where the figure rises to 10%, it shows we still have a very long way to go when it comes to diversity in construction, says Sandi Rhys-Jones, senior vice-president of the Chartered Institute of Building.
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Sam Dibaj has been appointed to the CIOB board of trustees

Sam Dibaj, a project manager in Galliford Try’s Environment business unit, has been appointed to the CIOB Board of Trustees.
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CIOB appoints Sandi Rhys Jones as new vice president

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has appointed Sandi Rhys Jones as its new vice president.
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CIOB reveals 2021 construction manager of the year shortlist

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has revealed who’s made it to the Construction Manager of the Year Awards 2021 shortlist.
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PBC Today Editorial Board: How has construction coped with Covid-19?

In March, as we marked a year since Britain first entered lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, PBC Today’s Editorial Board gathered over Zoom to discuss the impact of a turbulent 12 months for everyone in the sector.
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CIOB and CWIC launch VR construction experience for students

The CIOB and Construction Wales Innovation Centre have launched a virtual reality experience for students, designed to provide interesting and engaging ‘live, on-site’ learning opportunities.
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What could the construction industry look like post-pandemic?

The Chartered Institute of Building has been exploring the role of construction in the post-pandemic world. The CIOB’s CEO, Caroline Gumble, discusses the Adapt & Thrive event, being held on 24 March, to examine how the industry might change and adapt to new ways of working.
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CIOB launches new ‘planning protocol’ for 2021

The new 'CIOB Planning Protocol 2021' (CIOB PP21) has been designed by a team of experts as a tool for parties to use to see the construction programme they create and maintain is precise and of high quality.
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CIOB conservation scheme welcomes retrofit roles

The CIOB's Building Conservation Certification scheme has expanded entry requirements to certify those working within the retrofit sector.
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CIOB launches fire safety certification

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) is set to launch a certificate in fire safety for construction, due to begin on 17 February 2021.

85% of built environment experts back digital golden thread

The report provides an important insight into the industry’s understanding of the golden thread and what will be needed to deliver it in practice.
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Consultation confirms industry support for new planning approach 

Construction Innovation Hub’s consultation has signalled its support for a transformed approach to quality planning, but recognises this will require a significant change within the sector.
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CIOB launches mental health construction course

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has launched an open online course, ‘Mental Health in Construction’, which will begin on the 12 October 2020.

Closing the door on cheapness with the Value Toolkit

Value-based decision-making is the lynchpin of a transformed construction sector, says Keith Waller, programme director of the Construction Innovation Hub.
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Industry bodies to develop new construction ‘Value Toolkit’

RICS, RIBA, CIOB and Social Value UK have joined forces with the Construction Innovation Hub (CIH) to develop a new industry-wide definition of value.
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New CIOB president vows to increase quality in construction

The new president of the CIOB vows to increase focus on quality in construction, as he says the industry is capable of great change.

CIOB joins UK BIM Alliance’s affiliate programme

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has joined the UK BIM Alliance’s Affiliate programme to enable a better performing built environment.

Joint venture to create wellbeing tool for construction

Pagabo has joined forces with technology brand Moodbeam to develop a wellbeing tool that looks after the mental health of workers on projects in the built environment.

CIOB renews its support for BuildForce

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has renewed its commitment to BuildForce, which connects service leavers and veterans with opportunities in construction, ahead of Armed Forces Day (27 June).

CIOB calls for Covid-19 testing station on all major construction sites

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has called on the Government to set up COVID-19 testing stations on major construction sites around the UK.
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Industry bodies welcome new safety policies for high-rise blocks

The CIOB, the RICS and the RIBA have welcomed Government measures which ensures more high-rise blocks will be fitted with sprinkler systems and safety signs.
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Construction professionals voice post-Covid optimism

92% of construction professionals across the world expect their business to survive the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a survey by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
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One in four construction workers contemplate suicide, reveals report

26% of construction industry professionals thought about taking their own lives in 2019, as job insecurity, long hours, time away from families, lack of support from HR and late payments all contributed to the ‘silent crisis’.
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Industry bodies urge Scottish Government to reopen construction sites

Construction bodies have urged the Scottish Government to introduce a gradual reopening of non-essential construction sites, in line with health and safety requirements.
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Gauging the true impact of construction

The Real Face of Construction 2020 report from the Chartered Institute of Building reflects the true value of the industry in economic, social and environmental terms – and sets a course for addressing some of the sector’s key issues.