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

2050 Group

The 2050 Group comprises dynamic industry young professionals, who represent a wide range of disciplines across the built environment. The group was established in 2010 to feed into the Innovation and Growth Team review led by the Construction Industry Council and Paul Morrell, Chief Construction Advisor to the Government at the time.

Key Objectives:
The 2050 group’s vision is to provide a collaborative forum and platform for members of all construction disciplines and professional bodies to work together to achieve a carbon neutral construction industry by the year 2050.
• Promote shared knowledge and sustainability initiatives
• Be an active forum for like-minded industry professionals to collaborate
• Develop and review strategic scenarios for the future
• Offer unique perspectives and critical thought leadership
• Contribute to the Low Carbon Construction Action Plan and assist its delivery
• Disseminate information to help positively shape the future of the industry

2050 Group’s Work and Publications

The 2050 Group has worked together to determine what they would like the construction industry of the future to be like, with particular focus on the period 2020 – 2050.

The Group fed into the Low Carbon Construction IGT Final Report, which was issued on 29th November 2010.

The Group contributed to the UK-GBC “Plan for Growth” report, which was published in May 2012. The Group was approached by Deloitte for its answer to the question ‘ How can the Green Construction Board better deliver a sustainable construction industry by 2050?’


Speed Mentoring events.

The CIC 2050 Group are running a serious of Speed Mentoring events in conjunction with various businesses within the built environment industry. For further details on ongoing events visit the CIC events page

CIC 2050 Group Construction Industry Survey 2014

The Group set out to seek the views of young professionals around their concerns about achieving a low carbon economy by 2050. To download a copy of report please click here

The 2050 Group are on LinkedIn, search 2050 Group. Twitter account: @2050group

Terms of Reference


Chaired by William Arnold
Deputy Chair James Robb