The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry.

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Our Mission

To improve the UK construction industry by collectively representing and supporting the built environment professions

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Risk Managment Briefings

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The Risk Management Briefings cover aspects of liability pertinent to those in the construction professions and allied bodies. These publications are continually reviewed and updated.

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Design Quality Indicator

A process that enables every aspect of design quality to be assessed at each stage of the construction process, from inception to post occupancy analysis. The solution to improving design Quality.

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CIC's wide range of publications

Including professional publications: documents, contracts, guides, reports, professional services surveys available to purchase or free download

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Latest News

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CIC Launches Roadmap for Change at Futurebuild

A new digital resource to promote industry best practice

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28 Professional bodies jointly pledge to tackle climate change

28 built environment professional bodies

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CIC publishes new adjudication procedure

To make adjudication affordable for low value disputes

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CIC Apprenticeships and Skills Survey

Your opportunity to have your say as an employer!

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Job vacancy at CIC - Public Affairs Executive

Within the built environment, with focus on Climate Change

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CIC Blog

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Why aren’t construction sites closing?

Why aren’t construction sites closing?

Article Posted 24/Mar/2020 Graham Watts, Chief Executive, Construction Industry Council [read more]

Approved Inspectors

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Approved Inspectors Register

CIC maintains and operates the Approved Inspectors register as the body Designated by the Secretary of State, administered by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

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Upcoming Events

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HMRC Corporate Criminal Offences Conference - Nottingham

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CIC Economic and Policy Briefings 2020

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Wellbeing in Construction Summit

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Quality in Construction Summit

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NRAC 2020 Annual Conference

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Inclusive Environment Action Plan

A new construction industry action plan to make buildings and public spaces more inclusive.

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Essential Principles Guide for Clients, Developers and Contractors

Date of Report 11/Sep/2018

The Guide sets out 6 guiding principles that can be applied from project inception and strategic definition, through preparation and brief, procurement and tender processes to appraisal of final outcomes.

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