The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is pleased to announce that the Institute of Demolition Engineers (IDE) has become a Full Member. The announcement follows approval of the IDE’s membership at a meeting of the Council held on 12 June 2014.
Speaking after the announcement, Graham Watts, CIC Chief Executive, said: “As the voice for the professions, CIC’s focus is on the whole life cycle of the built environment, from concept, planning, design, construction through to occupancy and management. Demolition engineering is vital at both ends of this whole-life spectrum and a key profession in terms of sustainability, recycling and carbon reduction. It is important that all the construction professions have a voice within our network and I am therefore delighted to welcome the Institute of Demolition Engineers as a Full Member of the CIC family of professional institutions.
The IDE becomes the 32nd Full Member of the Council.
Michael Ulyatt of the IDE added: “CIC brings together over 40 professional organisations in the built environment, with most of its work focused on liaison with government and other national authorities. By getting a seat at the CIC table, the IDE now has the opportunity for its professionalism to be heard. As the focus of true sustainable construction begins to turn towards design for deconstruction, we welcome this opportunity to bring coherence to a subject that, so far, has been addressed only in a fragmented way.”
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