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


CIC offers a broad spectrum of professional services ranging from Adjudication for the resolution of disputes to Policy development.

  • The Construction Act provides parties to a contract with a legal statutory right to resolution by adjudication. Parties may apply to CIC to nominate an adjudicator from the CIC Register of Adjudicators. CIC is an Adjudication Nominating Body and maintains a register of adjudicators.
  • CIC has established an independent Appeals Tribunal service for its member bodies to meet the requirements of the Human Rights Act 1998. All members of the Construction Industry Council have the option to subscribe to the service but only subscribing members are able to use it.
  • CIC is the body designated by the Secretary of State to maintain and operate the Approved Inspectors Register (CICAIR). CICAIR provides applicants with a route to registration as an Approved Inspector. Approved Inspectors registered with CIC are qualified to undertake building control work in accordance with section 49 of the Building Act 1984 and Regulation 4 of the Building (Approved Inspectors etc.) Regulations 2010.
  • Formed in July 2010, the All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment has the remit to present a holistic and overarching view from all sectors involved in the planning, design, construction, management and maintenance of the built environment.
  • CIC responds to Consultations issued by a range of organisations, including Government Departments and regulatory bodies, on behalf of the membership to ensure that the industry has a clear, strong voice in discussions which affect construction and the built environment.
  • CIC has developed a number of Contracts and standard forms of agreement in line with the work of our Liability Panel, these are periodically updated and only available from our website.
  • CIC’s Design Quality Indicator (DQI) is a process that enables every aspect of design quality to be assessed at each stage of the construction process from inception through to post occupancy analysis.
  • Policy development within CIC takes place within specialist committees, comprised of panels of experts drawn from the CIC membership. Information is fed into consultation responses, select committee inquiries or filtered to Government directly by letters or through meetings. Documents produced range from short items such as newsletters and briefings to a major manifesto, produced before the last election.
  • CIC are able to access funding on behalf of employers to facilitate the development and review of national occupational standards, vocational qualifications and technical and professional apprenticeship frameworks. Our in-house technical team work with employers to ensure that the standards reflect changing work practices e.g. Building Information Modelling and the low carbon agenda.