Construction Industry Council (CIC)

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry.

CIC membership

Established in 1988 with just five founder members, CIC now occupies a key role within the
UK construction industry, providing a single voice for professionals in all sectors of the built environment. Now it has a collective membership of 500,000 individual professionals and more than 25,000 firms of construction consultants.

The CIC has three membership categories;

  1. Members
  2. Associate Members
  3. Honorary Affiliate Membership

The CIPHE is one of 34 'Members' and as such is part of the governance and policy setting of the CIC. One of the key aspects of the CIC is the breadth and depth of its membership, which means it is the only single body able to speak with authority on the diverse issues connected with construction - without being constrained by the self-interest of any particular sector of the industry.

CIC's Vision and mission


To be recognised and respected by government and across the UK construction industry as an effective thought leader, representing the UK built environment professions together.


To improve the UK construction industry by collectively representing and supporting the built environment professions.

CIC's work with CIPHE

The CIC and CIPHE have collaborated on a number of issues over the years. Most recent initiatives include:

Mitigating the Risk of Building Water Systems

The CIPHE and CIC have produced guidance on mitigating the risk of building water systems post Covid-19. Many buildings were closed down extremely quickly in response to government-imposed lockdowns, with limited ongoing maintenance taking place.

Download Guidance: Mitigating the Risk of Building Water Systems

Key issues for the recovery

The CIPHE worked closely with the Construction Industry Council to put forward the issues affecting everyone in construction - and the plumbing and heating industry in particular - to the Government during the current coronavirus crisis. The CIC, with input from the CIPHE, put together Key issues for the recovery, a document aimed to bring the Construction Leadership Council a greater insight into what the construction industry needs to help it recover from the pandemic.

This document helped to shape the Government response, including financial support for the self-employed and freelancers, such as the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS).

Hackitt Review

The CIPHE added the plumbing industry’s professional input through both the Construction Industry Council (CIC) and the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) in the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety being led by Dame Judith Hackitt.

Construction Industry Council

Find out more about the work of the Construction Industry Council.

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CIC strategic review

Find out how the CIC is reviewing it's priorities for 2021-25.


View strategic review

Collaboration is key

Find out about the organisations and institutions the CIPHE works in collaboration with.

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