It means that members will be able to qualify for the new rank of chartered building engineer.
Chief executive Dr John Hooper said: “With current research pointing towards significant growth in the global construction sector over the next six years, the industry is at an important crossroads. But it does need to change. There will be increased competition, greater integration of the supply chain and with the UK’s ageing demographic, a shortage of future professionals. Becoming a chartered organisation will help us take even more of a leading role in the industry response to these challenges and to prepare the industry – by offering education and training – to optimise future opportunities.”