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

CIC Members

CIC Membership 

The CIC’s members make up the Organisation’s Council. Membership of the CIC falls into three categories;

  1. Full Members 
  2. Associate Members
  3. Honorary Affiliate Membership

For further information on each category and to see a full list of members please scroll down. 

1. Full Members 

Each Full Member will have two seats on the CIC’s Council but each Professional Institution, holding a Royal Charter, will have up to three seats. By agreement of the Council full members who will be eligible for representation on Council, will be admitted to membership, provided that they are:

  • Professional Institutions, whose members are actively involved in planning, procuring, designing, constructing, regulating, maintaining or managing the built environment; either holding a Royal Charter or with independent status; and qualifying individuals in any of these various disciplines. Associations representing individuals in senior managerial roles, whose members are predominantly already qualified members of professional bodies, will also be deemed to be eligible for membership; 
  • Business Associations which represent professional and specialist services;
  • Research and/or Education organisations that serve the built environment, the construction industry and its clients;
  • Other Organisations that are primarily concerned with quality, regulation, registration and standards within the built environment.

The CIC’s Full Members are as follows: 

ACA Association of Consultant Architects 
ACAI Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors 
ACE Association for Consultancy and Engineering 
APM Association for Project Management 
APS Association for Project Safety 
BIID British Institute of Interior Design 
BRE Building Research Establishment 
BSRIA Building Services Research and Information Association 
CABE Chartered Association of Building Engineers 
CIAT Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists 
CIBSE Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers 
CIH Chartered Institute of Housing 
CIOB Chartered Institute of Building 
CIHT Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation 
CIPHE Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering
CIRIA Construction Industry Research and Information Association 
CQSA Consultant Quantity Surveyors Association 
GF Ground Forum
ICE Institution of Civil Engineers 
ICES Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors 
ICWCI Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate 
IIRSM International Institute of Risk and Safety Management
ISSE Institute of Specialist Surveyors and Engineers 
IStructE Institution of Structural Engineers 
LABC Local Authorities Building Control 
LI Landscape Institute 
NHBC National House-Building Council 
RIBA Royal Institute of British Architects 
RICS Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors 
RTPI Royal Town Planning Institute 

2. Associate Members 

Organisations within the built environment which speak for a defined group, or groups, of members, but are not eligible for admission as a Full Member of Council, may be admitted as Associate Members. Associate Members are entitled to attend CIC general meetings, seminars and conferences, and are invited to participate in and comment on the development of all aspects of the Council’s work and receive all information produced by CIC. The CIC’s Associate Members are as follows: 

AS Adjudication Society 
BACH British Association of Construction Heads 
BBA British Board of Agrément 
BSI British Standards 
CCS Considerate Constructors Scheme 
CIMCIG Chartered Institute of Marketing (Construction Industry Group) 
CIPR Chartered Institute of Public Relations
COTAC Conference on Training in Architectural Conservation 
COYO Class of Your Own
CYT Construction Youth Trust 
HEA The Higher Education Academy
IDE Institute of Demolition Engineers
LCI-UK Lean Construction Institute
UCEM University College of Estate Managment
SCL Society of Construction Law 
SPONGE A network of young property and construction professionals who share an interest in sustainable development
The Edge A campaigning built-environment think tank 
UK-GBC UK Green Building Council 

3. Honorary Affiliate Membership 

Honorary Affiliate Membership to the CIC has been awarded to the following individuals for their voluntary services to the construction industry:

Paul Everall CBE 

Sir Michael Latham 

Frances Paterson 

MBE Helen Stone OBE 

Colin Dobson

David Lush OBE 

Gordon Masterton OBE 

Jack Pringle

Keith Clarke CBE 

Rt. Hon. Nick Raynsford MP

Robin Nicholson CBE 

Robin Wilson CBE 

Stuart Henderson

Turlogh O’Brien CBE 

Michael Ankers OBE 

Hazel McKay

Christopher Vickers CBE 

Michael Dickson CBE 

Denis Walker 


Applications for both full and associate membership should be directed to the CIC’s Chief Executive, Graham Watts, who will advise on eligibility. All applications are considered by the Council and membership becomes effective at the beginning of the quarter that follows the relevant Council meetings in January, April, July and September. 

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