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Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists CIAT
The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) describes itself as ‘…the lead qualifying body for Architectural Technology and represents those practising and studying within the discipline.’
Qualifications available from CIAT include; Chartered Architectural Technologists (MCIAT), and professionally qualified Architectural Technicians (TCIAT). Architectural technicians specialise in the application of technology in architecture, whereas architectural technologists lead the technological design of buildings.
The institute was originally founded as the Society of Architectural and Associated Technicians (SAAT) in 1965 following a report by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) which recommended the creation of an institute for technicians. In 1986, SAAT became the British Institute of Architectural Technicians (BIAT), then in 1994 the British Institute of Architectural Technologists. On receiving its Royal Charter in 2005 it became the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT).
It is a membership organisation, funded by, owned by and operated on behalf of its members. It is governed by an Executive Board and Council, both of which are chaired by its president.
CIAT describes its objectives as:
- To promote, for the benefit of society, the science and practice of Architectural Technology.
- To facilitate the development and integration of technology into architecture and the wider construction industry to continually improve standards of service for the benefit of industry and of society.
- To uphold and advance the standards of education, competence, practice and conduct of members of the Institute thereby promoting the interests, standing and recognition of Chartered Members within the industry and the wider society.
A CIAT accredited honours degree or equivalent in architectural technology is required to become a Chartered Architectural Technologist, or alternatively, an equivalent honours degree in a built environment subject.
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- Alterations and extension to The Grange.
- Architects Benevolent Society (ABS)
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- Architectural Technology Awards 2017.
- Architectural Technology Awards 2018.
- Architectural technology in Germany. June 2019
- Becoming a Chartered Member of CIAT
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- BIM and the historic environment.
- BIM Trade Mission 2017.
- Building a safe and therapeutic hospice.
- Castle Hill Event Space.
- Changes in SAP 10.
- Choosing the correct glazed facade heating system.
- CIAT announce support for Designing Buildings Wiki.
- CIAT inaugurate Alex Naraian as new President.
- CIAT response to Grenfell inquiry.
- CIBSE updates Fire Safety Engineering guidance. July 2019
- Cyber-security and phishing.
- Delivering a modern solution for a historic building.
- Dementia and the built environment.
- Designing out fire risk in roof voids.
- Development of sustainable rural housing in the Scottish Highlands and Islands.
- Early day motion on public sector payment.
- Eight top tips for working at height. July 2019
- Existing guidance on fire compartmentation in roof voids.
- Fighting flooding in the 21st century.
- Flame technology.
- Flammable building materials.
- Giving professional advice to friends - a case study.
- Grenfell and professional indemnity insurance.
- Grenfell Tower working group.
- Harefield House.
- How to give professional advice to friends.
- Imagination Works.
- Interview with Gary Mees, CIAT.
- In-situ reinforcement of timber beams.
- Keeping your mind on the job.
- Late payments to small businesses.
- Leeds flood defences.
- London car charging infrastructure.
- Mind the (performance) gap.
- Noise - doors and windows.
- Old Gale Farm, Ambleside.
- Plan of action to achieve GDPR compliance.
- Qualitative design review.
- Republic of Ireland updates to planning and development.
- Sacrificial device for buildings.
- Saffron Acres, Leicester, the UK’S largest Passivhaus residential development.
- School of Architectural Technology.
- Setting the standard.
- Sourcing indigenous stone.
- Spotlight on the Amercias Centre.
- Stead Street, Eckington.
- Streamline House.
- Tallest timber building in the world.
- The Bourne Estate.
- The changing identity of London communities in the face of rapid urbanisation.
- The David Lloyd Lymington Sports Village.
- The design of temporary structures and wind adjacent to tall buildings.
- The Europe Centre.
- The Family Stand, Dover Athletic Football Club.
- The importance of soil analysis.
- There's no BIM like home
- The world needs to build more than two billion new homes over the next 80 years.
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- What are the benefits of smart homes for Millennial end-users?
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- Architectural Technology Awards 2017.
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- Institution of Structural Engineers.
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