The organisation plays a leading role in the development and continual improvement of educational standards in the built environment. Changes locally include:
- The transition from five Centres throughout the island of Ireland to two administrative Hubs located in Belfast and Dublin.
- New quality control mechanisms.
- The introduction of a Development Manager and a Members Services & Events Coordinator.
- Increased use of the internet for members to get access to Continual Professional Development (CPD) content.
- More engagement with industry.
- A new focus on events based around the five core themes of ethics in construction; sustainability; digital technologies; leadership and management and health, safety and welfare.
Commenting on the restructure, Gerard Graham, Chair of the CIOB Belfast Hub, said, “For over 180 years, the CIOB has been supporting its members in their construction careers.
“Like any successful profession body, the Institute need to keep evolving to meet members’ changing needs. There is a strong committee in place in Belfast which is planning new events for members province-wide.
“Over the coming months, members will see various changes being introduced to help ensure the CIOB continues to be recognised as the leading professional body for construction management and leadership.”