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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CLC People Survey – Share Your Views

To understand the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic on …

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APM Report - The Adaptive Project Professional

A series of ideas to help shape the future of …

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GREENER RECOVERY: Delivering a sustainable recovery from COVID-19

A new report from the Landscape Institute

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CMA updates competition law risk guide for managers

Guide features case studies, lessons learned and provides examples of …

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HS2 heralds formal start of construction

Project creates a 22,000 ‘jobs boost’ for Britain

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CIC Blog

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Making Buildings Safer

Making Buildings Safer

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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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IStructE - Gold Medal address

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Business strategy for the aspiring project professional

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How can digital technologies promote positive planning?

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Family Fun Day: Big Green Architecture Draw

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CIC Economic and Policy Briefing - online

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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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