CIOB marks International Women’s Day
In support of International Women’s Day today (8 March) the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) will be highlighting the importance of diversity and the role of women in the built environment.
This includes a guest article on the Institute’s website from Construction Manager of the Year 2017 winner Margaret Conway, and other members of her team at McAleer and Rushe.
CIOB president Rebecca Thompson will be speaking at a conservation event the Institute is running at Somerset House in London, on 12 April.
The speaker line-up includes experts from across the field, speaking on the latest conservation thinking, innovation and project case studies.
Also, in recognition of the skills shortage in the construction industry, the CIOB is joining in the online discussion for National Careers Week and National Apprenticeship Week (both 5 to 10 March), to showcase the industry as an exciting career option for young people.
Throughout the week there will be a series of blogs on the Institute’s website from members, scholars, and CIOB leaders, alongside facts, figures, resources, and quotes from members about what makes our industry great.
The campaign is encouraging other construction professionals to use the hashtag #ThinkConstruction and contact the CIOB Twitter account – @theCIOB – to share their own advice, resources and tools to inspire the next generation of construction professionals throughout the week.