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CIOB launches Project Time Management Certificate

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8 January 2013 – London, UK – The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has introduced a Project Time Management Certificate, which is at the forefront of establishing the premier industry standard in planning, scheduling and project control.  The new certificate was first announced in late November 2012.

Back in 2008 CIOBciob research found that 67% of complex building projects were late. Of those delayed 13% were more than 3 months and 18% over 6 months. That prompted the Institute to embark upon a five year strategy to provide standard education, training and accreditation in time management.  The publication in 2011 of the ‘CIOB Guide to Good Practice in the Management of Time in Complex Projects’ set down the process and standards to be achieved in preparing and managing a time model.

That work is underpinned by the launch of the CIOB Project Time Management Qualification which offers an established framework to assess and accredit Project Time Management professionals.

Saleem Akram a Director at the CIOB said, “This qualification is designed for new entrants to planning and scheduling as well as those who are already engaged in the management of time on construction projects.

He added, “This will be of particular appeal for those who are looking for a relevant and credible qualification in project time management. Our aim is to make this key discipline a truly central, recognised and value added project function.”

The new project time management qualification structure provides a progressive development path that is based on assessment of skills, knowledge and experience in planning, scheduling and project controls. It is open to CIOB members and non-members, and those who have through Project Time Management or self-study.Further information is available at: www.ciob.org/ptmq

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

The CIOB has 7 Guiding Principles: (1) Creating extraordinary people through professional learning and continuous personal development; (2) Promoting the built environment as central to the quality of life for everyone everywhere; (3) Achieving a sustainable future, worldwide; (4) Advocating exemplary ethical practice and behaviour, integrity and transparency; (5) Pursuing excellence in management practice, and technological innovation rooted in evidence based science; (6) Being socially responsible and working responsibly; and (7) Enabling our members to find an emotional resonance with the Institute; their success is our success.

With over 47,000 members around the world, the CIOB is 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.  For further information visit http://www.ciob.org.uk/ or contact Saul Townsend at stownsend@ciob.org.uk.

Source: CIOB

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