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The CIOB Leadership Team and Officers have been closely monitoring the situation globally with regards to the COVID-19 (coronavirus). The Australian Government has stated that all people (citizens or visitors) to Australia will be required to self-isolate for 14 days...
This year’s event, as ever, was a great opportunity for many of us to catch-up with CIOB delegates and members and for them to network and have those informal catch-ups that we don’t always get time to have. While it’s true that conversation was not just confined to construction industry matters – the prospect of a new PM is inevitably going to be talked about – there was a great deal of CIOB activity to discuss and a hugely positive feeling about the Institute’s plans.
I am honoured, privileged and humbled to be taking on the presidency of a great and proud institution, that is the CIOB. We’re living in a time of tremendous change, and construction is changing as well. There is much to be optimistic about but face it: these are stressful times.
Scotland has long been famed for its engineering and construction. From the Lighthouse Stevensons to James Craig, who planned the New Town of Edinburgh, right up to the Falkirk Wheel, the only fully rotating boat lift in the world, which was completed at the start of the 21st century.
To date, there has been a general reluctance from businesses to publicly report on any incidents of Modern Slavery they have discovered; this may be due to any number of issues such as, fear of clients dropping their contracts, damage to their reputation and an uncertainty on how to manage an incident when it happens.
When I first got the word ‘quality’ in my job title, I was one of very few across the industry. Health and safety managers are seen as a necessary part of the sector, but quality didn’t come with the same level of respect and understanding on the site.
This event is a conversation we all own, we want to hear your views and opinions and tap into the expertise our member’s have and, as with every Forum, the programme is packed with discussions around many serious issues affecting the construction industry.