Professional institutes do change. Over the past decade the Chartered Institute of Building has moved from being a narrowly focused body to become a broad institute covering a range of disciplines. Quite right too! As Construction Industry Council chief Graham Watts pointed out, we need to focus on integrated teams and an integrated industry. The issues facing the CIOB are issues of a broadly based industry: it is therefore a home for building surveyors and quantity surveyors, alongside construction managers, designers and facilities managers, and many other disciplines in between. The glue that holds it all together is "management".
Michael Brown, deputy chief executive, the Chartered Institute of Building, via email.