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

Past Projects

The CIC carries out a broad range of industry related projects across the sector. The CIC work with numerous professional bodies, research organisations, specialist trade associations and government departments as well as with it’s members, in response to their needs.

This area of the website showcases the CIC’s live projects as well former projects which are now closed but still contain useful resource information.

National Occupational Standards NOS Projects
2013
The NOS have been updated to reflect new industry practices relating to health and safety, sustainability, energy use, low carbon construction and Building Information Modelling. [read more]
The Learner Voice
2013 - 2014
A work based mentoring scheme for for 2nd year Built Environment undergraduates in the North West Region. [read more]
Offsite Housing Review
Sept 2012 - March 2013
CIC was commissioned by the DCLG and BIS to undertake a Review to consider and make recommendations to Industry and Government regarding off-site Housing. [read more]
New Apprenticeship Pathways
2012 - 2014
CIC has led the development work on two new apprenticeship pathways in partnership with RTPI, Planning Officers Society, ABE, NHBC and LABC. As part of our Constructionskills remit we have been able to respond to the skills needs of the professional community. [read more]
Building Information Modelling (BIM) Task Group
2011 - Present
The BIM Task Group are helping deliver the objectives of the Government Construction Strategy and the requirement to strengthen the public sector’s capability in BIM implementation. [read more]
National Occupational Standards (NOS) Reviews
2014
The NOS need to be kept up to date to reflect new industry practices relating to sustainability, energy use, low carbon and Building Information Modelling. With your help we can meet the challenge of identifying and providing the skills and learning needed across the sector. [read more]
Marketing Yourself Effectively
2010
Marketing Yourself Effectively was a FREE one day workshop aimed at those professionals within the industry who had been made redundant, or were threat, due to the recession. [read more]
Safety in Design (SiD)
2009 - 2012
SiD provided minimum standards of knowledge and competence for designers so that they can work with health and safety in mind. [read more]
The Coaching Scheme
2008 - 2010
Aimed at secondary schools, the Coaching Scheme was set up to give students aged 13-14 the opportunity to work with construction professionals. [read more]
Building Visions DVD
2008 - Present
Building Visions is a construction industry sponsored film showing some of the creative and inspiring career opportunities in the construction professions. [read more]
Professional Development Programme
2007 - 2010
Professional Development Programme (PDP) was set up with the aim to develop the skills which employers are looking for in graduates embarking on a career in the construction profession. [read more]
ConstructionSkills
2006 - Present
The Construction Industry Council is a partner in ConstructionSkills, the Sector Skills Council for Construction, along with CITB-ConstructionSkills and CITB-ConstructionSkills Northern Ireland. [read more]
Standards of Competence to Improve Performance Project
2003 - 2009
Standards of Competence to Improve Performance (SCIP) project pushes forward the Government and industry’s plan to improve industry performance and the competence of its people. [read more]
BIM Regions
2012 - 2015
CIC was tasked with creating a network of regional groups to help raise awareness and the benefits of BIM to the industry [read more]