Full corporate members of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOBs) and fellows (FCIOBs) who register their interest in advance will be able to described themselves as chartered construction manager from March 2014.
The designation 'chartered construction manager' becomes an alternative to the title of chartered builder used by CIOB members and fellows since the CIOB gained its royal charter in 1980.
CIOB said that the move was in line with a long-running trend in the industry for builders in supervision or management roles prefering to call themselves construction managers.
CIOB chief executive Chris Blythe said: “We are delighted that construction management has received the external recognition and validation that it so richly deserves. The title chartered construction manager reflects the professionalism of our members and the influence they have on the built environment sector.”
He continued: “Acting as an interface between disciplines and trades, professional construction managers are pivotal team players. Their contribution is critical to the successful outcome, as well as the quality and sustainability of any completed building.”
He also reckoned that it would make people want to become builders. “We expect that this internationally recognised title will attract a generation of newcomers to the sector, inspired by the variety of exciting roles on offer.”
The chartered builder label will continue to be available, and CIOB members who wish to use both designations will be allowed to do so.