Few organisations seek to influence against the range of values and beliefs held by the CIOB. It is therefore important that our voice is heard on matters of importance within the global built environment.
An essential part of developing CIOB policy is to ensure that it is member-driven, consistent and well-understood. To this end, our policy statements and consultation responses are informed by our members, covering all areas of the built environment. In particular, the CIOB Ambassador Programme, consisting of some of the most exceptional individuals in the industry, provides valuable intellectual and technical input into policy development. Our increasing authority in the political arena and links with other bodies ensure that CIOB policies, and by extension the views of CIOB members, are considered by governments.
To access all CIOB policy statements and consultation responses, please follow the subject headings in the menu to the left.
Active consultations and inquiries
There are currently no consultations or topics that we are looking for member input into, but if you wish to contribute to other policy with your views and expertise, have suggestions for other relevant consultations, or have further comments about policy, please contact the Policy Officer by: email - firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone - 01344 630735.
This paper outlines the processes used by the CIOB in developing policy and responding to consultations.
Latest CIOB responses
The following responses to consultations and other relevant documents have been submitted recently:
Title + summary of response
|April 2013||Wales Site Waste Management Plans - While we recognise that the proposals recommend designers consider opportunities for waste prevention and minimization, we also believe that there should be a more formal recognition of this.||Welsh Government|
|April 2013||Infrastructure Procurement Routemap draft toolkit - we see the Routemap as a comprehensive document which successfully outlines the key components that need to be considered in order for major projects and programmes to achieve a successful outcome.||Cabinet Office|
|February 2013||Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC) triennial review - we believe there is very much an ongoing need for BRAC, particularly given the current drive for regulatory reform and deregulation.||Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG)|
|February 2013||Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Map for England - the development of the Map for England, with the addition of floodplain data, could lead to greater integration and joined-up thinking on government policy.||RTPI|
|January 2013||Joint letter to the UK Chancellor on Green for Growth - we have come together to demonstrate the remarkable degree of consensus that exists across our industry on the potential for ‘green growth’, which we believe would be instrumental in stimulating economic activity, creating jobs and strengthening international competitiveness.||George Osborne MP Chancellor of the Exchequer|
CIOB and Building Information Modelling (BIM)
As the BIM agenda has developed and matured over the last 18 months in the UK, our intention has been to support industry initiatives and collaborate where we can, including using international knowledge.
We are currently involved in:
• The Construction Project Information Committee (CPIC)
• Construction Industry Council (CIC) BIM forum
• BSI B/555
• CIC BIM National Occupational Standards group
• BIM 4 SME
We are also members of the OPEN BIM Network, an independent, open group facilitated by Constructing Excellence. Click here to see the latest OPEN BIM Network newsletter.
The CIOB held its international BIM conference in Dublin in June 2012 and has recently convened a group to develop programmes of learning, development and supporting resources that will benefit our membership and beyond. Deliberately, our vision is to be as broad, expansive and inclusive as possible. We recognise that, within a generation, the composition of the design and built environment industry will be changed. This will affect roles of the professions, structure of Institutes and industry organisations, as well as education and training. For more information on the CIOB's work with BIM, please contact Public Affairs Manager Eddie Tuttle (email@example.com).
CIOB policy handbook
Today’s construction industry is complex and is challenged by many important issues. We must consider those challenges as well as anticipate those that will affect our future.
The CIOB policy handbooks express the values and beliefs of the Institute on a wide range of topics. Their purpose is to guide our work and the work of our members for the benefit of the public.