Institute of Construction Management
THE INSTITUTE OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENTThe earliest record of an organisation representing construction site supervisors and now part of the Institute of Construction Management is that of the London Provident Association of Builders Foremen and Clerks of Works, founded in 1842. Their prime objectives were to improve the knowledge and status of their members and to provide pensions and other financial aid for those with poor health etc. (This being before the days of national financial assistance).Although some records were lost during enemy action in World War 2, it is known that the National Federation of Builders Foremen and Clerks of Works was formed in 1920, from a group of local Associations including those from Birmingham, Bristol, Sheffield, London and the London Provident.By 1949, Associations had been formed in many town and county areas of the country and many had joined the National Federation, within which, a Northern and a Southern Region was eventually introduced to improve administration. Then in the 1960’s the London Association resigned from the National Federation to become the Institute of Building Site Management and after a short period of time merged with the I.O.B. as the Site Management section.During 1972 The National Federation set up a Joint Management Committee from its Association delegates to discuss and to formulate policies for its future and in 1974 the London Provident Institution and the National Federation of Builders Foremen and Clerks of Works decided to become the Institute of Construction Management.The Institute of Construction Management [ICM] became inaugurated in 1978 and marked the occasion with an Inaugural Dinner at the House of Commons hosted by Marcus Fox MP, one of the Institute Governors.Associations that were part of the original Federation became Chapters’ (currently Regions) of the Institute with each having one or more delegates to represent them at national level and there is a Centre for Overseas Membership.In 2018 the ICM Academy was formed to important courses from Construction Management; Health and Safety in the workplace; CDM 2015 for Statutory Duty Holders and their support teams and more ~ together with associated tests and assessments that will be made available across the wide construction sector ... and, it's independently third-party audited by experts to ISO9001 standards - so you all know it reliably counts!The ICM CDM Competence Registry is unique innovation to provide the Construction Sector and Commissioning Clients with the reliable means to know that ALL those construction professionals who have gained accreditation sufficient to be duly entered onto the Register [and are able to show they have a current Registration Number and maintaining CPD] have undergone a robust review of their skills, knowledge and expertise relevant to the work categories registered against them - competence is key!