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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BIM Survey 2020: Have your say!

NBS has launched the 10th annual NBS BIM survey.

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Matt Sharp appointed as Chief Digital Officer at RLB UK

The first to hold this position at Rider Levett Bucknall

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CIC Immediate Past Chairman appointed as CBE

Professor John Nolan has been appointed as a CBE

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CIPHE incorporates IDHEE

To safeguard the future of plumbing, heating and environmental engineers

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Watch the Raising the Bar conference in full

Consultation period closes on 31 October.

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CIC Blog

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China UK Construction – a cultural context

China UK Construction – a cultural context

Article Posted 06/Jan/2020 Niall Lawless, Chartered Arbitrator and Engineer, Adjudicator, Mediator [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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Marketing in Construction Summit

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Belonging in Construction Summit

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Wellbeing in Construction Summit

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Quality in Construction Summit

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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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