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The Chartered Institute of Building are specialists in the world of construction management and leadership. They are the world’s largest professional body in this field and are extremely influential. This is one of the reasons that their new ‘CIOB Planning Protocol 2021′ (CIOB PP21) is attracting so much interest. To add to its credentials the organisation has a Royal Charter for promoting the science and practice of building and construction for the benefit of society. This has been ongoing since 1834 and members work internationally to develop, conserve and improve the built environment. They accredit educational courses, university degrees and training, and their vocational qualifications are widely recognised as a mark of excellence.
The new planning protocol is intended as a tool to measure the quality and efficacy of construction programmes. The CIOB PP21 lays down set criteria and associated thresholds that each programme must abide by. It aims to act as a planning guide, and educate users so that they understand the requirements of an effective programme. Existing planning guides are usually software focussed assessments which is where this version differs. The guide is highly versatile, can be applied to a vast range of projects, and is appropriate for bespoke construction agreements. It’s tests can also be adapted to any complex project in places like Enfield.
Partner at Penningtons Manches Cooper and chair of CIOB’s contract and procurement special interest group Francis Ho FCIOB, said: “The CIOB Planning Protocol 2021 is an exciting initiative to raise standards by creating a mainstream industry template for collaborating on construction programmes.
“With a central premise based on rating programmes through pass/fail tests, it’s simple to understand for contractors and clients alike. It’s a tool that all contractors and clients should seriously think about adopting.”
Initiatives like this can only improve the health of the construction industry and are welcomed buy construction professionals, plant manufacturers and specialists like Rhinos Plant Hire.