The CIC serves to provide a stronger lobbying voice for the myriad professional bodies across the construction industry. More than 40 organisations are associated with it and the IDE is now its 32nd full member.
IDE board member Michael Ulyatt said: “By getting a seat at the CIC table, the IDE now has the opportunity for its professionalism to be heard. As the focus of true sustainable construction begins to turn towards design for deconstruction, we welcome this opportunity to bring coherence to a subject that, so far, has been addressed only in a fragmented way.”
CIC chief executive Graham Watts said: “As the voice for the professions, CIC’s focus is on the whole life cycle of the built environment, from concept, planning, design, construction through to occupancy and management. Demolition engineering is vital at both ends of this whole-life spectrum and a key profession in terms of sustainability, recycling and carbon reduction. It is important that all the construction professions have a voice within our network and I am therefore delighted to welcome the Institute of Demolition Engineers as a full member of the CIC family of professional institutions.”