Chartered Institute of Building
|Chartered Institute of Building|
|Motto||Diligently and faithfully|
|Legal status||Registered Charity|
|Purpose/focus||Promotion for the public benefit the science and practice of building.|
|Headquarters||Englemere, Kings Ride, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7TB|
|CIOB President||Alan Crane|
|Chief Executive||Chris Blythe|
|Main organ||Board of Trustees|
|Former name||The Institute of Building|
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) is a body that represents professionals who work within the built environment in the United Kingdom and other sovereign nations. The CIOB is a full member of the Construction Industry Council.
The CIOB was established in 1834 as the Builder Society by a small group of London's master builders "to uphold and promote reputable standards of building through friendly intercourse, the useful exchange of information and greater uniformity and respectability in business".
In 1884 the society was incorporated under the Companies Act as The Institute of Builders, the principal objective being "to promote excellence in the construction of buildings and just and honourable practice in the conduct of business".
Following substantial development, particularly in the years following the Second World War, the CIOB changed its name in 1965 to The Institute of Building and adopted in 1970 new objectives of a broader and more professional character and registered as an educational charity.
The Institute of Building was granted a Royal Charter on 25 September 1980 thereby achieving its current name the 'Chartered Institute of Building'.
The CIOB is headquartered at Englemere, Ascot with branches throughout the United Kingdom. Approximately 20% of its members are located overseas with representation in over 100 countries worldwide with offices in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa and United Arab Emirates. The CIOB has also formed international agreements with several overseas organisations.
The CIOB has over 45,000 members worldwide. Members are drawn from a wide range of professional disciplines working within the built environment, including clients, consultants and contractors as well specialists in regulation, research and education. There are two categories of member: Corporate and Non-Corporate.
Members must undertake Continuing Professional Development throughout the life of their membership in accordance with the CIOB guidelines to maintain their professional status and to fulfil their professional obligations.
The following designatory letters may be used by members of the CIOB:
- Associate members may use "ACIOB".
- Incorporated members may use "ICIOB".
- Members may use "MCIOB".
- Fellows may use "FCIOB".
Members and Fellows of CIOB may describe themselves as a "Chartered Builder" - or "Incorporated Builder" for an Incorporated member.
Faculties and groups
There are a number of groups and faculties within the CIOB for specialisms and disciplines operating within the construction industry. These include:
- Faculty of Architecture and Surveying.
- Faculty of Building Control and Standards.
- Conservation, Maintenance and Refurbishment Group
The CIOB has established a new branch for young professionals called Novus (Latin: "New" ). Novus exists to provide a link from student to corporate member by providing peer support, mentoring and a forum for young members of the CIOB. Novus also liaises with educational bodies in the United Kingdom and Ireland to promote the activities of the CIOB and recruit new members. Novus is present within all parts of the UK and Ireland, its branches are as follows:
- East Midlands
- East England
- North East England
- North West England
- South East England
- South West England
- West Midlands
The CIOB develops educational standards in construction and has an accreditation process for universities and colleges seeking recognition of their (university/college) courses.
The CIOB produces and supports, research across key issues within the construction industry. This research can be both member and/or public driven.
Research and surveys include titles such as:
- Corruption in the UK Construction Industry
- Cowboy Builder: A Public Perspective
- Green Perspective: A UK construction industry report on sustainability
- Inclusivity: The Changing role of women in the construction workforce
- Occupational stress in the construction industry
Famous members of the CIOB include:
- Construction Industry Council, the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry.
- Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a sister professional body
- Royal Institute of British Architects, a sister professional body
- Royal Town Planning Institute
- Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
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- Chartered Institute of Building, , Novus, 1 April 2012