The memorandum, signed by CIOB president Peter Jacobs and ICES president Alan Barrow, of in London, provides a basis for joint action across areas of common interest, including membership services, continuing professional development, education, training and skills.
“Cooperation will primarily be achieved through extended dialogue and the exchange of information,” the two organisations said in a joint statement.
CIOB chief operating officer Bridget Bartlett said: “We have worked with the ICES for some time and we are delighted to formalise our relationship. This MoU shows our commitment to the principle of collaboration and we are keen to share our experience and knowledge as an Institute, whilst learning how else we can support our membership and the wider profession.”
ICES chief executive officer Bill Pryke said: “Collaborative working between the professions is absolutely essential for our industry and will bring lasting benefit to the wider profession. There is a huge opportunity and desire for knowledge sharing and we believe that this dialogue will enable us to benefit our respective memberships through better training and education across the building, construction and civil engineering industries.”