CIC West Midlands held its inaugural meeting in November 2016 at the Clarke Willmott in Birmingham with 12 attendees from different professional institutions and universities in the region. The formation of a committee in the region received positive confirmation and the committee is chaired by Noel Street (RIBA) director of 3DREID Architects.
BREXIT, Economy, Skills Gap, BIM, Offsite and Digital Strategies to the industry on a regional and national level.
The focus for 2017 will be the Skills Gap. Generating initiatives that encourage and assist future generations of professionals into the industry through working with the member organisations, Built Environment Skills in Schools, Urban Land Institute, Generation for Change (G4C), Schools, Colleges and Universities in the West Midlands and the Combined Authority.
In 2017 the committee will welcome Mark Farmer, CEO of Cast and author of the recently published ‘Modernise or Die - The Farmer Review of the UK Construction Labour Model’ which was commissioned in February 2016 by the Construction Leadership Council at the request of the Government. The report investigated the current labour model and proposed actions to safeguard the industry’s future. Mark has agreed to meet the CIC WM to present and discuss the report in a Thought Leadership event in early 2017.