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Certificate presentation ceremony held on 21 January 2000
Keywords Construction industry, Awards
Michael Brown, Executive Director Membership Operations, welcomed members and their guests to the ceremony held at the Institute's headquarters at Englemere, Ascot, which was a double celebration. Not only was it the first to be held this Millennium but it was also a first for the Institute's new Chief Executive, Christopher Blythe BA (Hons) FCMA FRSA who watched as 22 new Members and Fellows received their certificates from Professor John Bale, Senior Vice-President.
The status of Fellowship is achieved by Members being not less than 35 years of age, holding full Membership for a minimum of five years, holding a position of responsibility or standing within the industry, and by submitting an appropriate report.
The qualifications for Membership of the Institute are an Honours degree or equivalent, or successful completion of an approved course of study, Institute examinations, and appropriate experience.
The enrolment ceremony was therefore a celebration of hard work over a considerable length of time and, for members, marked the start of a successful career in conjunction with the Institute as a corporate member of the leading worldwide body for managers in the construction industry.
The designation MCIOB, to which the new members are now entitled, is recognised internationally by employers and clients as being the mark of someone who is both highly qualified and widely experienced in the technology and management of construction.
Receiving certificates were Samuel Asare-Konadu MCIOB who travelled from Ghana with his guest for the ceremony, and Teresa Marley MCIOB. Samuel is a Quantity Surveyor and stressed the benefis that he has gained from being a member of the Institute. The CIOB has considerable standing within the industry in Ghana which is reflected in Samuel's statement "being a member of the CIOB has turned my life around". He is returning to a new position which he feels was only attainable through his MCIOB.
Teresa Marley MCIOB is the first female member in Canada. She studied for an HNC Building certificate at Bexley College and progressed through the Direct Membership Examination (DMX) route. Teresa emigrated to Calgary six months ago and now is employed as a Project Co-ordinator with a large Canadian building company.
The Institute has a Royal Charter to promote standards of excellence within the industry and has won recognition from Government, other professional bodies and the industry itself as being the central voice in construction.
The Chartered Institute of Building is the representative body for over 39,000 construction professionals in the UK and over 90 countries worldwide. It has a Royal Charter to promote the science and practice of construction for public benefit, and has won recognition from Government, other professional bodies and the industry itself as being the central voice in construction.
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