CIOB Announces Carbon, Skills and Innovation Scholars

For more than a decade the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), in conjunction with the Worshipful Company of Constructors has run the Sir Ian Dixon Scholarships.

This year’s scholars are Richard Fyfe from Sir Robert McAlpine and Volker Fitzpatrick’s Richard Mosely.

The scholarship, which is awarded annually, involves a twelve month study of a construction management topic which is of mutual interest to the individual’s host company, the Worshipful Company of Constructors, the CIOB and the individuals themselves.

Richard Fyfe is investigating the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme and its implications for the UK Construction Industry; and Richard Mosely is researching the barriers of recruiting skilled labour within the UK construction industry.

In addition to the Sir Ian Dixon Scholarships the CIOB’s Faculty of Architecture and Surveying Scholarship which supports research in the field of architecture and surveying has been awarded to Richard David from Willmott Dixon and Alistair O’Reilly from Laing O’Rourke.

Richard David is investigating how to prevent reciprocal workflow from entering the construction phase; and Alistair O’Reilly is researching innovation in construction waste minimisation and re-engineering building design through Building Information Modelling.

Dr Sarah Peace, CIOB Scholarship and Research Manager said, “The scholars are the industry’s brightest young talents who quickly establish a reputation for consistent excellence. The research is closely related to the specific needs of the employer and so it can provide a positive platform to take on board any further development within the organisation.

“This year’s scholars are extremely bright and show real potential. Their research proposals outline important and highly topical areas that will provide the industry with some important advice. The end result of their research will provide them with a piece of work that will play a significant role in their future career in the industry.”

If you are interested in applying to become a CIOB Scholar or would like further information please contact Dr Sarah Peace on Tel: 01344 630776 or email



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