Featured Institutions

Construction Industry Council

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry. Established in 1988 with just five founder members, CIC now occupies a key role within the UK construction industry providing a single voice for professionals in all sectors of the built environment through its collective membership of 500,000 individual professionals and more than 25,000 firms of construction consultants. The breadth and depth of its membership means that CIC is the only single body able to speak with authority on the diverse issues connected with construction without being constrained by the self-interest of any particular sector of the industry.

26 Store Street London WC1E 7BT

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CIBSE South West

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) is the professional body that exists to ‘support the Science, Art and Practice of building services engineering, by providing our members and the public with first class information and education services and promoting the spirit of fellowship which guides our work.' CIBSE promotes the career of building services engineers by accrediting courses of study, by approving work based training programmes and providing routes to full professional Registration and Membership. We publish Guidance and Codes which are internationally recognised as authoritative, and set the criteria for best practice in the profession. The Institution is consulted by government on matters relating to construction, engineering and sustainability. It is represented on major bodies and organisations which govern construction and engineering occupations in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

CIBSE, 222 Balham High Road, London, SW12 9BS

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CIOB South West

The Chartered Institute of Building is at the heart of a management career in construction. We are the world's largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership. We have a Royal Charter to promote the science and practice of building and construction for the benefit of society, and we’ve been doing that since 1834. Our members work worldwide in the development, conservation and improvement of the built environment. We accredit university degrees, educational courses and training. Our professional and vocational qualifications are a mark of the highest levels of competence and professionalism, providing assurance to clients and other professionals procuring built assets.

1 Arlington Square, Downshire Way, Bracknell RG12 1WA

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RICS South West

RICS is a global professional body. We promote and enforce the highest professional qualification and standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure. Our name promises the consistent delivery of standards – bringing confidence to the markets we serve. The work of our professionals creates a safer world: we are proud of our profession’s reputation and we guard it fiercely.

Surveyor Court, Westwood Way, Coventry, CV4 8JE

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RTPI South West

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) is the UK's leading planning body for spatial, sustainable and inclusive planning and is the largest planning institute in Europe with over 23,000 members. It is a membership organisation and a Chartered Institute responsible for maintaining professional standards and accrediting world class planning courses nationally and internationally. The RTPI is also a charity whose charitable purpose is to advance the science and art of planning (including town and country and spatial planning) for the benefit of the public.

RTPI South West, PO BOX 5203, Glastonbury, BA6 0BP

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CIAT Wessex Region

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) is the lead qualifying body for Architectural Technology and represents those practising and studying within the discipline. CIAT qualifies Chartered Architectural Technologists, MCIAT, and professionally qualified Architectural Technicians, TCIAT. As a membership based organisation, CIAT is owned by and operated on behalf of its members with a growing network of members who are based around the globe. This network is open to all members creating a huge resource and knowledge base.

CIAT, 397 City Road, London, EC1V 1NH

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The Royal Institute of British Architects champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members.We provide the standards, training, support and recognition that put our members - in the UK and overseas - at the peak of their profession.

Unit 4.8, Paintworks, Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3EH

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ICE South West

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is a registered charity that strives to promote and progress civil engineering. ICE was founded in 1818 and we were granted a royal charter in 1828 where we declared that our aim was to "foster and promote the art and science of civil engineering". That is still our aim today. Now the number of members has grown, and ICE represents around 80,000 members worldwide. Ice South West serves around 6,000 members, providing membership support, knowledge transfer and career development opportunities.

Unit 305, Plymouth Science Park, 1 Davy Road, Derriford, Plymouth, PL6 8BX

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Other Institutions

ICWCI (South West)

The Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate (ICWCI) is the professional body that supports quality construction through inspection. As a membership organisation we provide a support network of meeting centres, technical advice, publications and events to help keep our members up to date with the ever changing construction industry.

ICWCI HQ, 28 Commerce Road, Lynch Wood, Peterborough PE2 6LR

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ICES South West & South Wales

The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) is an international qualifying body dedicated to the regulation, education and training of surveyors working within civil engineering. ICES is now recognised as the LEADING chartered professional body for civil engineering surveyors.

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Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)

We are the Industry Training Board and a partner in the Sector Skills Council for the construction industry, working with industry, for industry to deliver a safe, professional and fully qualified UK construction workforce. We work with construction companies to help them improve skills, increase their competitive edge and respond to the many challenges employers face – from the low carbon agenda, through to reducing costs on-site and recruiting the best and brightest talent for their sector.

Bircham Newton, Kings Lynn, Norfolk PE31 6RH

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Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) West and South West Regions

Founded in 1901, the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) is the UK’s leading trade association representing the interests of contractors who design, install, test and maintain electrical and electronic equipment and services.

ESCA House, 34 Palace Court Road, Bayswater, London. W2 4HY or Manor Farm, Sticklinch, West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8NA

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IWFM South West

Our Region represents those working in workplace and facilities management in South West England, including Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, and the Isles of Scilly. The IWFM's Regions are a place to keep on top of the profession in your local area. They provide guidance and insight and encourage member interaction and networking through relevant events.

Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management 1st Floor South, Charringtons House, The Causeway, Bishop's Stortford CM23 2ER Hertfordshire, UK

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South West Regional BIM Hub

The South West BIM Hub is a dynamic forum embracing a wide variety of interests within the construction environment. The South West is a well networked location with well networked professionals and this environment lends itself to supporting the opportunity presented by BIM.

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CABE South West Region

CABE (Chartered Association of Building Engineers) is a leading body for professionals specialising in the design, construction, evaluation and maintenance of buildings. We have over 6,000 members around the world, working in both the private and public sectors. We provide the prime qualification of Chartered Building Engineer, a title that exactly reflects the professional expertise of members. Our South West Region offers local CPD events open to CABE Members and non-members. We believe in promoting excellence across the industry by developing professionals, sharing knowledge and raising standards. Find out what we are doing in our region today, visit

Chartered Association of Building Engineers, Lutyens House, Billing Brook Road, Weston Favell, Northampton, NN3 8NW, United Kingdom

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Institution of Structural Engineers Western Counties Regional Group (IStructE)

The Institution of Structural Engineers is the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in structural engineering. We are proud of our members; the best thinkers, designers and innovators who have met our exacting requirements. We are proud of our standards; striving for excellence, safety and innovation. We are proud of being influential; shaping policy and academia on key issues affecting the industry.

International HQ, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London EC1V 3PS

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Constructing Excellence South West

Constructing Excellence South West exist to improve industry performance in order to produce a better built environment. We are a cross-sector, cross-supply chain, member led organisation operating for the good of industry and its stakeholders. Our core values focus on collaborative working, an integrated supply chain, procurement on best value not lowest price, early involvement, lean and commitment to people.

Constructing Excellence South West, Rook Lane Chapel, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1DN, United Kingdom

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University of the West of England

The Department of Architecture and the Built Environment brings together students and academics from a broad range of architectural, engineering, property and construction disciplines in a creative and inter-disciplinary environment.

University of the West of England – Architecture and the Built Environment Frenchay Campus, Bristol, BS16 1QY.

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Women in Property Devon & Cornwall (Satellite) Branch

As an organisation, WiP believes that success and its rewards should be founded on merit and expertise, rather than gender. When the day comes that women are equally represented alongside our male colleagues across property and construction, we know we will have achieved our goal. Our members are drawn from across the many different property disciplines, from architecture to engineering, planning to surveying. Hence we have representation from a wide and knowledgeable industry base and from women at all levels, whether under-graduates, senior partners or Chief Executives.

24 St Ann's Villas, London W11 4RS

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Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) South West

The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) is a charity, learned society and membership body with 12 UK nations / regions and a number of international groups. CIHT represents and qualifies professionals who plan, design, build, manage, maintain and operate transport and infrastructure. CIHT is the leading voice of the highways and transportation infrastructure profession. We are the prime source of advice for national and local government and other strategic stakeholders when they are seeking technical expertise and knowledge to guide future policy and investment.

119 Britannia Walk, London. N1 7JE.

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Shaping and sharing good practice in design and construction health and safety risk management

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Landscape Institute South West

The Landscape Institute (LI) is the chartered body for the landscape profession. It is an educational charity that promotes the art and science of landscape practice. The LI’s aim, through the work of its members is to protect, conserve and enhance the natural and built environment for the public benefit. The LI provides a professional home for all landscape practitioners including landscape scientists, landscape planners, landscape architects, landscape managers and urban designers.

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