CIOB launches Ageing Population Survey

Today, the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has launched its: ‘Ageing Population Survey’.  The survey, which can be found on the CIOB website, is part of a drive to update existing research on the subject – and gather comment from Fellows and existing Members.

An ageing population presents a number of challenges and opportunities for the construction industry. Knowledge of the ageing population and its effects has the potential to change the nature of the workforce, and positively influence both building design and standards.

Eddie Tuttle, Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager said: “With the findings and report set to follow in due course, the key question for construction is what lessons the industry has learnt, and, what lessons construction can take from other industries in order to improve the diversity of its workforce, address the skills shortages, and the accessibility of the built environment.”

The survey can be accessed here: http://ageingpopulation.questionpro.com and is set to close on Monday 22 June 2015. Respondents that complete the survey will have the opportunity to win a Kindle Fire 6” HD tablet.

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NOTES TO EDITORS
The Chartered Institute of Building is at the heart of a management career in construction.

We are the world's largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership.  We have a Royal Charter to promote the science and practice of building and construction for the benefit of society, and we’ve been doing that since 1834. Our members work worldwide in the development, conservation and improvement of the built environment.
We accredit university degrees, educational courses and training. Our professional and vocational qualifications are a mark of the highest levels of competence and professionalism, providing assurance to clients and other professionals procuring built assets.

Further information is available by contacting Saul Townsend on stownsend@ciob.org.uk or +44 (0) 1344 630 766.