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Natasha Kaplinsky fronts news show on construction’s vital role

15 November 2018 | By CM staff

A flagship TV news-style programme fronted by newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky is to reveal how the construction industry is key to delivering forward-looking, sustainable infrastructure for the future.

The programme, Building a Legacy, has been launched by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), in partnership with ITN Productions.

It explores the meaning of sustainable construction, highlights the vital role that sustainable buildings play in securing long-term environmental and social viability and hears from the masterminds behind some of the country’s most iconic structures and cutting-edge digital design technologies.

In an interview, Chris Blythe, chief executive of the CIOB, also highlights how the organisation supports the success of the industry and champions the role of the construction manager as a key driving force in building sustainability.

Drawing upon ITN’s 60-year heritage and expertise in storytelling, the news-style programme combines interviews and reports with sponsored editorial profiles from leading organisations: Sir Robert McAlpine, Bluebeam, Allplan and Coins Global.

Blythe said: “Buildings are about improving people’s quality of life – they are far more than just bricks and mortar. And construction managers are key as they not only help connect the people who work in the building with those who will use the building, they connect with the local community. The shaping of the built environment plays a big part in shaping communities and working with ITN Productions has given us a great opportunity to showcase that.”

Elizabeth Fisher-Robins, head of industry news, ITN Productions, said: “We’re were delighted to partner once again with the Chartered Institute of Building to produce a programme exploring the extraordinary role that the Construction Manager plays in the lives of us all. We hope the content can be used to share remarkable stories, highlight new innovations and look at the next generation of construction professionals.”

Watch ‘Building a Legacy’ on the CIOB web site: https://www.ciob.org/campaigns/building-legacy

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