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

Approved Inspectors

As the body designated by the Secretary of State in England and Welsh Ministers in Wales, CICAIR Ltd maintains and operates the Construction Industry Council Approved Inspectors Register (CICAIR). CICAIR Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Construction Industry Council (CIC) and the approval process it operates provides applicants with a route to registration as an Approved Inspector. Approved Inspectors registered with CICAIR Ltd are qualified to undertake building control work in accordance with Part II of the Building Act 1984 and the Building (Approved Inspectors etc.) Regulations 2010.

The CICAIR application and assessment procedures were developed over the course of several years and involved the collaboration of experts drawn from across the membership of CIC and the then Department of the Environment. The procedures were rigorously tested in a seven month pilot study which ran from June to December 1996. The operations of CICAIR Ltd are overseen and managed by a Board of Directors that is appointed by CIC from a range of backgrounds and specialisms. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is now responsible for the Building (Approved Inspectors etc.) Regulations.

To view the full list of Approved Inspectors here.

For more information on the Building Regulations, visit the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government website at