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

ABE granted Royal Charter

At the CIC Summer Reception held at The Goldsmith Centre, in London yesterday (10th July), The Association of Building Engineers Chief Executive, Dr John Hooper and Vice President, Michael Wadood, announced that the Association had, that afternoon, been informed that their Petition for a Royal Charter had been approved and they will become the Chartered Association of Building Engineers.

Dr Hooper said he was delighted that the Association had been rewarded for its work in raising standards, sharing knowledge and developing professionals since 1925 and wished to thank its supporters which included the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Royal Institute of British Architects, Construction Industry Council and the Building Research Establishment, together with over twenty letters of support from other built environment professional bodies. The Vice President said it is a great achievement for the Association and deserved recognition of the quality of its members, qualifications and expertise for the public benefit.

Following the announcement Graham Watts, CIC’s Chief Executive said: “As an Honorary Fellow of the Association, I am particularly pleased that the ABE has been granted a Royal Charter in recognition of a contribution to the construction industry that stretches back over nearly 100 years and for the excellent work carried out on behalf of their members.”
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