Members’ Forum Edinburgh 2019 – Executive Summary

Members’ Forum Edinburgh 2019 – Executive Summary

By Professor Charles Egbu FCIOB, CIOB President 2019-2020 This year’s Members’ Forum was held in the historic city of Edinburgh. As many of you know, the CIOB’s Members’ Forum is an annual event, bringing together leading construction professionals from across the...
Members’ Forum Edinburgh 2019 – our highlights

Members’ Forum Edinburgh 2019 – our highlights

By Eddie Tuttle, CIOB Director of Policy, Research and Public Affairs 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...
Making mental health the focus of my Presidency

Making mental health the focus of my Presidency

By Prof. Charles Egbu FCIOB, CIOB President 2019/20 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...
Investing in Scottish infrastructure

Investing in Scottish infrastructure

By Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning 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...
More to quality than a tick box exercise

More to quality than a tick box exercise

By Andy Pennock MCIOB, Quality Manager at Durkan Limited 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...
Welcome to Members’ Forum 2019

Welcome to Members’ Forum 2019

By Chris Soffe FCIOB, CIOB President 2018/19 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...
Seeing the success of construction in Scotland

Seeing the success of construction in Scotland

By Prof. David Philp FCIOB, Global BIM/IM Consultancy Director at AECOM Scotland’s construction industry has a pivotal national role to play, shaping the future of our diverse built environment improving place making and the lives of our citizens who use them. You...
Importance of the young voice at Members’ Forum

Importance of the young voice at Members’ Forum

By Dylan Rishworth MCIOB The construction industry used to be on a par with other industries for productivity but over the past 50 years has fallen behind. I am a firm believer that, to catch up and speed up productivity, we must prioritise digital innovation in...
Quality in Construction – Time for Change

Quality in Construction – Time for Change

In February 2017, the report into defects that led to the closure of 17 schools in Edinburgh was published. In response to this report and wider concerns about quality in the industry, the CIOB announced that it was setting up a Commission of Past Presidents to...