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CIAT partners with Building People


CIAT has partnered with Building People, an online inclusion hub that aims to improve representation across the built environment.

Formed in 2017, Building People provides a free-to-use 'equity, diversity and inclusion' hub that brings together built environment work opportunities, events, and knowledge, simplifying connections between industry need and people from under-represented groups.

CIAT is, alongside the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES), a new partner, bringing industry expertise, wide networks, and a desire to push for progressive change.

Building People's founder Rebecca Lovelace said: "Joining forces with CIAT and CICES has bolstered both the number and clout of professional bodies we partner with.

"Our overall goal is to be the centre for excellence when it comes to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the built environmentcollaboration is key to achieving that vision, which is why we're looking forward to working together to improve representation and to create inclusive cultures."

Black Females in Architecture (BFA) and Deaf Architecture Front (DAF) have also joined Building People's wider network of organisations that provide careers support to people from under-represented groups.

The 'network of networks' now has over 60 members, with areas of focus including race and ethnicity, gender, youth, and disability, neurodiversity and wellbeing.

Lovelace concluded: "We're thrilled to welcome BFA and DAF to Building People and to our collaborative movement for inclusive change.

"Bringing together and amplifying the voices of the under-represented forms a key part of what we do at Building People. The more that organisations such as BFA and DAF join in, the more we can drive behavioural and cultural change together."

This article appears on the CIAT News ad Blog site as "CIAT partners with Building People" dated July 17, 2023.


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