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CIOB events – what’s on this month

5 October 2020

Highlights of the CIOB Calendar throughout October. All events are online webinars unless otherwise stated

Young Industry Perspectives on Mental Health

8 October, 6.30pm-7.30pm

A huge topic facing the industry is mental health and wellbeing. It affects the construction sector on an alarming scale, with suicide rates among some of the highest of any profession. The CIOB London Novus group has asked young industry professionals to tell us about their own experiences surrounding mental health while working in the built environment. Because of social distancing this CPD will be held as a webinar.

Net Zero Carbon

15 October, 12pm-1pm

In May 2019, the UK government declared a climate emergency and set a target for carbon emissions in the UK to reduce to net zero by 2050. Net zero carbon requires us to rethink all aspects of planning and placemaking: not just how buildings are designed and constructed, but also siting development where it will be well served by public transport, cycling and walking, as well as renewable and low carbon energy. This presentation will consider some of the ways in which planning and the built environment can address net zero carbon.

Welcome to Construction – Your First Years in the Industry webinar

15 October, 6pm-7pm

Join our panel of young construction professionals for a look at what to expect in your first years in the industry. We’ll explore both the good and the bad of starting out in construction and provide a few tips on how to give yourself the best start on your career path.  

Our panel are at different stages of their professional journey: Jake Morrish is chair of Novus Leeds and assistant site manager at Redrow Homes; Lydia McGuinnessis co-chair of G4C Yorkshire and Humber, and trainee site manager at Henry Boot Construction; and Danielle Fleming is senior building surveyor at East Riding of Yorkshire council.

Code of Quality Management Building Safety and Quality in Construction

16 October, 2.30pm-4pm

The Bristol Hub is hosting a live webinar on building safety and quality in the construction industry followed by a Q&A.

An opening address will be given by Mark Beard, CIOB president 2020, while past president Paul Nash, the chair of the Quality Commission, will deliver an update on quality and building safety. Eddie Tuttle, CIOB director of policy, research and affairs, will present the work of the quality implementation group as well as the new building safety bill.

An update on education standards for quality and building safety will come from Rosalind Thorpe, CIOB director of education standards, on the new CIOB building safety training modules and work on competency.

The event will be hosted by Bristol chair Trevor Drury.

PR Workshop Northern Region 

20 October, 1pm-2.30pm

This online workshop will provide more information for those looking to complete the Professional Review (PR), the final stage in gaining the CIOB Chartered qualification. 

Successful candidates are entitled to use the designation MCIOB and the title Chartered Construction Manager or Chartered Builder. To be eligible, candidates must have met the CIOB academic and experience requirements and be applicant members of CIOB or hold ACIOB or ICIOB grades. Full details of eligibility can be found here.

Using social media to effectively support your career – CPD

3 November, 7pm-9.30pm

With a wealth of experience helping businesses of all shapes and sizes to bloom and grow, Pillory Barn’s Miranda Chapman presents her essential formula for social media success. Sharing top tips on how to effectively use different platforms to engage your audience, build your brand and evolve your business, she will show that for the construction industry, social media is a tool too valuable to be left in the box.

For more information, to register and find more events, visit the CIOB website.

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