APM and CIOB forge a stronger professional collaboration

Project management and the construction industry have always been close acquaintances. Now they will both benefit from a stronger professional relationship between the Association for Project Management and the Chartered Institute of Building. The two professional bodies have signed a memorandum of understanding following an announcement by APM chairman Mike Nichols at the APM Project Management Awards.

Chris Blythe, CIOB chief executive was presented with the memorandum of understanding by APM chief executive Andrew Bragg which will look to create a mutual collaboration for the benefit of both the construction industry and the project management profession.

By building on an already existing strong professional relationship, APM and CIOB will work towards mutual recognition of both parties’ membership standards; and will collaborate in the development of products and services for the benefit of all those engaged in project, programme and portfolio management.

Andrew Bragg applauded the agreement by saying: “APM is firmly committed to the concept of collaboration for the good of the profession, and so we are hugely confident that APM’s collaboration with CIOB will bring lasting benefit to the wider profession, whether through working towards mutual recognition of both parties’ membership standards or jointly developing products and services.”

Chris Blythe can see promising value in the agreement, he said: “We have worked with the APM for some time and there will be a real benefit for our members, and us, as an institute to formally increase that collaboration. We certainly don’t believe we have a monopoly of wisdom, but by working together we can improve the flow of knowledge, share new techniques and improve standards for the benefit of all.”

The APM has been at the forefront of the development of project, programme and portfolio management for nearly 40 years. The APM is the largest professional body of its kind in Europe with around 19,000 individual and 500 corporate members. The APM are committed to developing and promoting professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry through raising awareness and standards in the profession.



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.

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