Aim of network is to support construction professionals working in the region

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) is preparing to announce ambitious plans for the development of a Middle East region.

The CIOB will focus on the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, unveiling the plans at the Big 5 exhibition in Dubai on 23 November – the UAE’s largest construction event of the year.

The Atlantis Hotel in Dubai

In addition to supporting the industry and key development projects, the CIOB is also hoping its new Middle Eastern region will create a link with the Indian Sub Continent – another key strategic area of interest for the institute.

Fabio Casula, the CIOB’s head of international said: “Construction professionals in the Middle East operate across borders on a regular basis, and the establishment of a regional support network throughout these key areas of activity will allow us to better serve the needs of industry.”