Exclusive: Scottish construction hit by unprecedented perfect storm of soaring costs, material shortages and lack of labour 

Scotland’s construction-led economic recovery is threatened by a combination of sharply rising prices, disrupted supply chains and a chronic shortage of labour as the consequences of a no-deal Brexit coupled with the impact of the Covid pandemic.

Published 4 May 2021

Report series to tackle combined impact of digitalisation, decarbonisation, and demographics on construction industry

Barbour ABI and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) have launched a new report series on the combined effects that digitalisation, decarbonisation, and demographic changes will have on the construction industry.

Published 26 February 2021

CIOB launches new hub for Highlands and Islands

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) had announced the launch of a new hub for members in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

Published 14 October 2020

England: Planners and architects react to ‘disgraceful’ extension of permitted development rights

Plans by the UK Government to extend new ‘rights’ to alter or replace buildings across England without the need for planning permission risk adding to the country’s already prevalent health and societal inequalities, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has said.

Published 23 July 2020

New CIOB President vows to increase focus on quality

Mark Beard FCIOB, chairman of Beard Construction, has become the 117th President of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Published 25 June 2020

CIOB: Construction professionals ‘optimistic’ about post-pandemic prospects

A survey conducted by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and its Global Construction Review publication has found that 92% of construction professionals around the world said they expect their business to survive the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 29 May 2020

One in four construction workers ‘has considered suicide’

A report from the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has found that 26% of construction industry professionals thought about taking their own lives in 2019 – before the COVID-19 pandemic had hit the industry – and 97% recorded being stressed at least once in the last year.

Published 12 May 2020

And finally... CIOB sets up virtual fitness club

A new virtual fitness club has been set up by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) for its members and staff to maintain their fitness, actively improve their mental health and stay connected to others while social distancing. 

Published 1 April 2020

Construction industry urged to share personal protective equipment with healthcare providers

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) is urging the construction industry to donate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to their local healthcare communities amid international shortages for healthcare professionals in the fight against coronavirus.

Published 30 March 2020

Gender a bigger construction career barrier than sexuality, say LGBT women

A new Loughborough University report exploring LGBT experiences in the construction industry has revealed that LGBT women say gender is a bigger barrier than sexuality when it comes to moving up the job ladder.

Published 17 March 2020

CIOB issues new quality management code in wake of Edinburgh school defects

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has published its Code of Quality Management following two years of research which was launched in response to a number of incidents highlighting construction defects in the UK.

Published 9 September 2019

Scotland must ‘moderate volatility’ in construction sector to prevent further drop in output

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has urged the Scottish construction sector to be less reliant on infrastructure and take steps to reduce workforce volatility.

Published 27 June 2019

New chief executive appointed at CIOB

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has confirmed the appointment of its new chief executive following the retirement of Chris Blythe OBE.

Published 14 May 2019

‘We need to be building bridges, not putting up walls’, says CIOB’s first US-based President

Chris Soffe FCIOB, CEO of Gleeds Americas, has become the 115th President of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Published 10 July 2018

Dundee students get taste of built environment industry

Students from Dundee & Angus College have spent the week with infrastructure firm Robertson after winning a prestigious student challenge.

Published 6 June 2018