Last edited 30 Jan 2016

Construction Industry Council

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) was established in 1988 to provide ‘…a single voice for professionals in all sectors of the built environment’. It is a forum for professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry. These member organisations give the CIC a ‘collective membership’ of 500,000 professionals.

CIC describes its mission as:

CIC is governed by a council of 24 elected representatives from five electoral colleges, and a number of elected honorary officers.

It provides an interface for members with the wider industry and government. It supports the Strategic Forum for Construction, ConstructionSkills, the Construction Umbrella Bodies and its subsidiary initiatives and works with government through the Construction Sector Unit of BIS, the Building Regulations and Standards Division of CLG, the Green Construction Board, Infrastructure UK (now the Infrastructure and Projects Authority) and the All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment.

In addition, it offers a range of professional services, including dispute resolution, policy development, maintenance and operation of the Approved Inspectors Register (CICAIR), the provision of a Design Quality Indicator (DQI) and so on.

CIC has developed a number of contracts and other industry documents, some of which can be downloaded for free from the CIC website:

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