Podcast celebrates 190 years of the CIOB

Young professionals Tadiwa Taimu, Ziad Abdeen, and Dr Hamza Momade discuss what they’d like to change about the industry, and how the CIOB can help (Image by Stephen Quirke)
This month’s 21CC podcast is dedicated to the 190th Anniversary of the founding of the Chartered Institute of Building in 1834.

To celebrate, we speak to three young CIOB people from around the world – members of the Tomorrow’s Leaders network – about the one thing they’d like to change about the industry and how the CIOB can help with that.

This stimulating exchange features:

Tadiwa Taimu, 23, a junior project manager building a retirement complex in Cape Town, South Africa;

Ziad Abdeen, 25, a contracts engineer working on various projects in Dubai; and

Dr Hamza Momade, 31, a construction project manager with Roni Group in Toronto, and professor of construction management at Ontario’s Durham College.

Many will remember Michael Brown, educator, industry diplomat, and former CIOB deputy chief executive.

In 1966, he was one of the first people ever to enrol in the brand new BSc in Building at Lanchester Polytechnic, now Coventry University. That degree became the foundation of construction management education ever since.

He tells us how exotic he was as a graduate on site, what construction and the Institute were like before email, and suggests a few missions the CIOB might take on in its next 190 years.

The CIOB’s Royal Charter obliges it to promote the science and practice of building for the public benefit, so Justin Stanton is here to ask industry leaders how data can facilitate higher-performance construction.

Diving into this are:

Paul Drayton, head of digital for Europe at Laing O’Rourke;

Gareth Handley, director of operations at Wates Group;

Andy Steele, strategic adviser and former chief executive of Osborne; and

Paul Bamforth, head of global strategic accounts at Buildots.

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