The earliest record of an organisation representing construction site supervisors and now part of the Institute of Construction Management is that of the London Provident Association of Builders Foremen and Clerks of Works, founded in 1842.
Their prime objectives were to improve the knowledge and status of their members and to provide pensions and other financial aid for those with poor health etc. (This being before the days of national financial assistance).
Although some records were lost during enemy action in World War 2, it is known that the National Federation of Builders Foremen and Clerks of Works was formed in 1920, from a group of local Associations including those from Birmingham, Bristol, Sheffield, London and the London Provident.Read More
The process for joining the Institute is relatively simple and follows the course outlined below:-
We operate an open door policy that offers a place for everyone in the profession to one of 5 main grades of membership, namely:-
Progression through the grades is dependent upon meeting the requirements of the next grade and satisfying the Executive Council of the Institute.
For those reaching retirement age, a concessionary Retirement grade is available with Life membership automatically awarded to members over 80 years of age, with free membership thereafter.
The Institute is organised into 6 regions:-
There are also 2 grades of membership for the corporate body namely:-
Both of these memberships will be expected to have Institute members in senior positions within the company.