Last edited 21 Jun 2021

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 MHCLG, 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:

In February 2017, CIC published a new Users’ Guide to Adjudication, providing a general introduction to adjudication in construction contracts, and the right to adjudication in the UK and Northern Ireland.

In March 2017, CIC published: Essential principles, Creating an accessible and inclusive environment.

In August 2018, CIC published its response to the Hackitt report on fire safety and building regulations - see CIC response to Hackitt report.

In June 2021, Justin Sullivan succeeded Stephen Hodder as CIC chair.

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