CIOB: Building Something Big in Social Media

The Chartered Institute of Building is set to create the biggest ever buzz about the construction industry on Twitter, to celebrate International Construction Management Day on 14 March 2011.

“We want as many people as possible working in the built environment to tweet and let us know what they’re doing, what project they’re working on and the views they have on the industry”, said Michael Brown CIOB Deputy Chief Executive.

He added, “The aim is to generate a global snapshot of the breadth of activity across the built environment. Showcasing what a hugely influential, widespread, varied and vital industry construction is to the global economy and in delivering a sustainable future.

Most people won’t realise that in the UK alone more than 3 million people are employed in construction, and on the global stage this is a US$4.6 trillion industry that contributes 10 percent of global GDP.”

If you work in construction the CIOB invites you to take part on the 14 March by hash-tagging #BuildingSomethingBig on Twitter with your news and thoughts about the industry. The Building Something Big campaign is part of the CIOB’s plan to raise the public profile of the industry and challenge people’s preconceptions about construction.

This event is open to anyone involved in the built environment. The Institute is hoping to attract construction workers, clients, government ministers, industry leaders, educationalists and communication teams from across the sector to take part. People are encouraged not just to tweet messages but to upload their pictures and videos as well. An Amazon Kindle will be awarded for the best tweet of the day.

. Find out more at www.ciob.org.uk

. Further information about International Construction Management Day can be found at: www.ciob.org.uk

. A guide to using Twitter can be found at: www.ciob.org.uk

. You can find the CIOB on Twitter @THECIOB.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) represents for the public benefit the most diverse set of professionals in the construction industry.

Our Mission

To contribute to the creation of a modern, progressive, and responsible construction industry; able to meet the economic, environmental and social challenges faced in the 21st century.
Our 7 Guiding Principles

. Creating extraordinary people through professional learning and continuous personal development.

. Promoting the built environment as central to the quality of life for everyone everywhere.

. Achieving a sustainable future, worldwide.

. Advocating exemplary ethical practice and behaviour, integrity and transparency.

. Pursuing excellence in management practice, and technological innovation rooted in evidence based science.

. Being socially responsible and working responsibly.

. Enabling our members to find an emotional resonance with the Institute; their success is our success.

We have over 47,000 members around the world and are considered to be the international voice of the building professional, representing an unequalled body of knowledge concerning the management of the total building process.

Chartered Member status is recognised internationally as the mark of a true, skilled professional in the construction industry and CIOB members have a common commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest possible standards within the built environment.

Further information is available by contacting Saul Townsend CIOB Press and Communications Manager on t: 01344 630 766 or e: stownsend@ciob.org.uk.

Kind Regards

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The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
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