Chartered Institute of Building
|Motto||Diligently and faithfully|
|Legal status||Registered Charity|
|Purpose||Promotion for the public benefit the science and practice of building.|
|Headquarters||1 Arlington Square, Downshire Way, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1WA, UK|
|Chris Soffe FCIOB|
|Chris Blythe OBE|
|Board of Trustees|
|The Institute of Building|
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), is a worldwide professional body that represents construction and property professionals who work within the built environment. Chartered members may use the designation MCIOB (Member) FCIOB (Fellow) and can be assigned as Chartered Builders or Chartered Construction Managers once they have demonstrated the required professional competence.
The CIOB was established in London on 6 March 1834 (the same year the RIBA was founded) as the Builders Society by an eminent group of 15 Master Builders that included Thomas Cubitt and William Cubitt, to suppress trade unions and to:
- "uphold and promote reputable standards of building through friendly intercourse, the useful exchange of information and greater uniformity and respectability in business".
By 1867, it had became The London Master Builders Society, and had 76 members. 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". From 1886, the Institute had offices at 31-32 Bedford Street in London, along with the Central Association of Master Builders of London and the Builders' Accident Insurance Company.
Following substantial development, particularly in the years following the Second World War, the Institute 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 in the UK with branches throughout the world. 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 The Middle East. 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:
- Members may use "MCIOB".
- Fellows may use "FCIOB".
Members and Fellows of CIOB may describe themselves as a "Chartered Builder" or "Chartered Construction Manager". The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) accredit MCIOB and FCIOB qualifications enabling formal issue of the CML Professional Consultants Certificate (PCC).
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:
- CIOB Perspectives: An Analysis of Migration in the Construction Sector
- The Real Face of Construction
- Corruption in the UK Construction Industry
- Skills in the UK Construction Industry
- Procurement in the UK Construction Industry
- Management in the UK Construction Industry
- Leadership in the Construction Industry
A number of standard forms of contract have been developed for use by the construction industry, including:
- CIOB Facilities Management Contract, 2008
- Agreement for the appointment of planning supervisor - scope of service, 2004
- Mini form of contract
- Minor works contract
- Complex Projects Contract
Notable members of the CIOB include:
- Sir Ove Arup
- Sir Herbert Henry Bartlett
- Sir Winston Churchill (honorary fellowship, 1961)
- Thomas Cubitt
- William Cubitt
- Sir Manuel Hornibrook (honorary member)
- Sir Maurice Laing
- Sir Frank Lampl
- Sir Michael Latham
- Sir Edwin Lutyens
- Sir Samuel Morton Peto
- Sir Peter Trench
- 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
- Chartered Association of Building Engineers
Notes and references
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-28. , CIC Full Members, accessed 9 Feb 2012.
- Dyos, Harold James (1982). Exploring the Urban Past: Essays in Urban History by H. J. Dyos. Cambridge University Press. p. 250. ISBN 9780521288484.
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-05. , Royal Charter and Bye-Laws, 10 October 2007, accessed 5 Feb 2012.
- Royal Commission On Trades' Unions And Other. (2013). pp. 92-3. First Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire Into the Organization and Rules of Trades Unions and Other Associations, Together With Minutes of Evidence, Presented to Both Houses of Parliament By Command of Her Majesty, 1867. London: Forgotten Books. (Original work published 1867) - Archived online Archived 8 December 2015 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved: 29 November 2015.
- 'Bedford Street and Chandos Place Area: Bedford Street', in Survey of London: Volume 36, Covent Garden, ed. F H W Sheppard (London, 1970), pp. 253-263 Retrieved 29 November 2015.
- Chartered Institute Of Building, , Overseas, 5 Feb 2012
- Chartered Institute of Building, , International, 5 Feb 2012
- Chartered Institute of Building, , Faculties, 5 Feb 2012
- Chartered Institute of Building, , Novus, 1 April 2012