The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry.
Established in 1988 with just five founder members, CIC now occupies a key role within the UK construction industry providing a single voice for professionals in all sectors of the built environment through its collective membership of 500,000 individual professionals and more than 25,000 firms of construction consultants.
The breadth and depth of its membership means that CIC is the only single body able to speak with authority on the diverse issues connected with construction without being constrained by the self-interest of any particular sector of the industry.
- > To serve society by promoting quality and sustainability in the built environment.
- > To give leadership to the construction industry, encouraging unity of purpose, collaboration, continuous improvement and career development.
- > To add value and emphasis to the work of members.
Organisational and Communication Priorities
Maintain and develop effective relationships with members and provide a strong and cohesive interface between members and the wider industry; and with Parliament and Government, including:
- > Providing effective Communications with members, both through regular written reports, maintaining an effective website and the provision of regular workshops and policy meetings, including via the Economic and Policy Forum.
- > Playing a major role within integrated industry vehicles, including on-going support for the Strategic Forum for Construction, ConstructionSkills, the Construction Umbrella Bodies and its subsidiary initiatives.
- > Mutually supportive relationship with government, particularly (but not exclusively) through the Chief Construction Adviser; the Government Construction Strategy and its sub-groups; the Construction Sector Unit of BIS; Building Regulations & Standards Division of CLG; the Green Construction Board and Infrastructure-UK.
- > Robust relationships with all other relevant parts of government.
- > Project managing work on behalf of government and other agencies that is of benefit to society, clients, the industry or to members collectively.
- > Maintain and develop effective relationship with Parliament and MPs, particularly through continued support of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment.