Technical Due Diligence ─ Redefined by RICS … adopted by ICM too!

RICS explain that Technical due diligence of property, when carried out by an RICS member or RICS registered firm, consists of the systematic review, analysis, discovery and gathering of information about the physical characteristics of a property and/or land (the property). The RICS member or RICS...

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T Levels – new courses coming in September 2020 – ICM Registration

Reforming technical education and developing the T Level qualifications for post-16 students The Institute of Construction Management [ICM] already provide early training on risk management and hazard identification into secondary education at Year-8 Level - and will support and register post-16 students...

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Safety, Quality, and Competence must be the focus for everything in construction

... quality design, quality products, quality services ... and ICM champions quality safety too! ... The ICM fully endorses and supports the general calls from all parts of of the sector to seize the opportunity to change the construction industry in the UK for the better, improving both safety,...

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Do competent professionals with ‘soft skills’ perform better?

Do competent professionals with 'soft skills' perform better? What do soft skills look like? Social awareness; Capacity to embrace change; Emotion regulation; Patience; Perceptiveness; Persistence; Perseverance; Temperament to manage adversity; Growth mindset; Professionalism; Enthusiasm; Drive; Ambition;...

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Ban on combustible cladding “does not go far enough” ~ systemic failure of the entire building control system!

Measures to ban combustible materials on the outside of some buildings in the wake of the Grenfell Tower Fire do not go far enough, says James Dalton, director of general insurance policy at the Association of British Insurers (ABI) in his keynote address to the FPA Fire Sector Summit on 31st October...

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The MOBIE Model – Inspiring the Next Generation

At London Build 2018 the leading construction & design show at London Olympia on 23 October David Jones Director of Education & Training at ICM chaired the conference at the Skills Hub and had the great pleasure to introduce and invite John Mathers who is Trustee of MOBIE: Ministry of Building...

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FIRE DOOR SAFETY WEEK ~ make it a competent 24/7/365 ‘All Year Round’ professional habit please!

Fire Door Safety Week is an annual event which aims to focus on issues around fire doors and fire safety ... smoke usually kills long before fire - powerful short film for Fire Door Safety Week 2018 ... the current 2018  campaign runs 24 - 30 September ...  ... the British Woodworking Foundation...

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“an institutional acceptance of error has crept into the construction process”!

It’s not happening everywhere, but it’s happening enough to ring alarm bells! ~ it’s unlikely that this acceptance of error can be self-correcting without a change in culture such as we’ve undergone for safety and health ... Paul Nash, past president of the CIOB and chair of the CIOB Quality Commission...

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