The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry.

CIC Members

CIC Membership 

The CIC’s members make up the Organisation’s Council. Membership of the CIC falls into three categories;

  1. Members 
  2. Associate Members
  3. Honorary Affiliate Membership

All new CIC Members, Associates and Honorary Affiliates are approved by CIC Council, based on recommendations from the CIC Board and compliance with the relevant agreed membership criteria.

Only CIC Members are part of the governance and policy setting of the CIC, with subscriptions and  Council voting rights scaled to the size of organisation, in recognition of the number of professionals represented in the industry by the CIC member organisations

1. Members 

By agreement of the Council full members who will be eligible for representation on Council, will be admitted to membership, provided that they are:

  • Professional Institutions, whose members are actively involved in planning, procuring, designing, constructing, regulating, maintaining or managing the built environment; either holding a Royal Charter or with independent status; and qualifying individuals in any of these various disciplines. Associations representing individuals in senior managerial roles, whose members are predominantly already qualified members of professional bodies, will also be deemed to be eligible for membership; 
  • Business Associations which represent professional and specialist services;
  • Research and/or Education organisations that serve the built environment, the construction industry and its clients;
  • Other Organisations that are primarily concerned with quality, regulation, registration and standards within the built environment.


ACAI Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors 
ACE Association for Consultancy and Engineering 
APM Association for Project Management 
APS Association for Project Safety 
ASFP Association for Specialist Fire Protection
BAFE British Approvals for Fire Equipment 
BCS Chartered Institute for IT
BIID British Institute of Interior Design 
BRE Building Research Establishment
BSRIA Building Services Research and Information Association 
CABE Chartered Association of Building Engineers 
CIAT Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists 
CIBSE Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
CIOB Chartered Institute of Building 
CIHT Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation 
CIPHE Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering
CIPS Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
CIRIA Construction Industry Research and Information Association 
GF Ground Forum
ICES Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors 
ICWCI Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate                                                       
IET-BES Institution of Engineering and Technology - Built Environment Sector
IFE Institution of Fire Engineers
IIRSM International Institute of Risk and Safety Management
ISSE Institute of Specialist Surveyors and Engineers 
IStructE Institution of Structural Engineers                                                                                        
IWFM Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management 
LABC Local Authorities Building Control 
LI Landscape Institute 
NHBC National House-Building Council 
RIBA Royal Institute of British Architects 
RICS Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors 
RTPI Royal Town Planning Institute
SAFed The Safety Assessment Federation

2. Associate Members 

Organisations within the built environment which speak for a defined group, or groups, of members, but are not eligible for admission as a Full Member of Council, may be admitted as Associate Members. Associate Members are entitled to attend CIC general meetings, seminars and conferences, and are invited to participate in and comment on the development of all aspects of the Council’s work and receive all information produced by CIC. CIC’s Associate Members are as follows: 

ACA Association of Consultant Architects
AS Adjudication Society
BBA British Board of Agrément 
BPIC Black Professionals in Construction 
BSI British Standards Institution
CIMCIG Chartered Institute of Marketing (Construction Industry Group) 
CIPR Chartered Institute of Public Relations
CCS Considerate Constructors Scheme
KCL Kings College London Centre for Construction Law & Dispute Resolution
NRAC National Register of Access Consultants
SCL Society of Construction Law 
SFE Society of Facade Engineering
STA Structural Timber Association
UCEM University College of Estate Management 
UKAS United Kingdom Accreditation Service

3. Honorary Affiliate Membership 

Honorary Affiliate Membership is for individuals and organisations that CIC wish to recognise, by invitation only and does not confer any membership rights or subscriptions.

Honorary Affiliate Membership to the CIC has been awarded to the following individuals and companies for their services to the construction industry:

AA The Access Association
Building People
COTAC Council on Training in Architectural Conservation 
COYO Class of Your Own
CYT Construction Youth Trust
HCIC Hellenic Construction Industry Council 
RNIB Royal National Institute of Blind People
SPONGE A network of young property and construction professionals who share an interest in sustainable development
We Build The Future 
The Edge A campaigning built-environment think tank
UK-GBC UK Green Building Council

Michael Ankers OBE 
Gillian Birkby
Christopher Blythe OBE
Tony Burton
Keith Clarke CBE 
Colin Dobson
Paul Everall CBE
Peter Hansford
Stuart Henderson
John Hooper
Niall Lawless
David Lush OBE
Gordon Masterton OBE 
Hazel McKay
Paul Morrell OBE
Robin Nicholson CBE 
Turlogh O’Brien CBE 
Jack Pringle
Rt. Hon. Nick Raynsford 
Helen Stone OBE 
Jean Venables CBE
Christopher Vickers CBE 
Denis Walker


Applications for both full and associate membership should be directed to the CIC’s Chief Executive, Graham Watts, who will advise on eligibility. All applications are considered by the Council and membership becomes effective at the beginning of the quarter that follows the relevant Council meetings in January, April, July and September.