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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Considerate Constructors Scheme lays out new blueprint

Search begins for new Chief Executive

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CICAIR Launches New Website

Website completely redesigned

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CSCS to withdraw Industry Accreditation

CSCS will stop issuing the card from 30th June 2024

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CPA Issues Call for Evidence on Product Information

CPA are seeking responses from across the supply chain

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New Industry Board Announced

Construction Innovation Hub new industry board

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CIC Blog

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Empowering the apprenticeships system to address the skills crisis in the built environment

Empowering the apprenticeships system to address…

Article Posted 05/Mar/2019 the skills crisis in the built environment by Aled Williams [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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CIC Economic and Policy Briefings 2019

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CIC Economic and Policy Briefings 2019

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Quality in Construction Summit

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Flood & Coast 2019

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Flood & Coast 2019

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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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