CIOB launches 5th Edition of Code of Practice
Since the publication of the first edition of the Code of Practice, in 1992, that set out for the first time a comprehensive job specification for a project manager with guidance on the project manager’s role, project management has become an integral part of the construction industry and made a leading contribution to the industry’s improved performance.
The third edition, published in 2002, reflected the core stages of the project management processes and the fourth edition, published in 2010, captured a range of themes across the industry. In this fifth edition, which continued to be prepared in collaboration with a number of key professional bodies, the entire document has been overhauled to make it more contemporary while maintaining the integrity and rationale of the role of a project manager and project management in context of the construction industry.
Chris Blythe, CIOB chief executive said; “I am pleased to see that the 5th edition of this document is being published at a time where the built environment is gathering great momentum, with a number of high profile projects as well as the resurgence of the housing sector, where construction project management, as a professional service and discipline, is at the forefront of ensuring delivery management.
“I have no doubt that this updated and thoroughly over-hauled edition will prove to be an invaluable all round reference made for clients, contractors, other construction professionals and students of the profession. The Code of Practice will retain its position as the primary source of guidance on the principles and practice of construction project management irrespective of the size, nature or complexity of the project.”
Good project management in construction relies on balancing the three fundamental factors of time, quality and cost in respect of building functionality and the requirements for sustainability. Thoroughly updated and restructured to reflect the challenges that the industry faces today, this edition continues to drive forward the practice of construction project management.
David Woolven, Chair of the CIOB Working Group said, “This publication is a result of many hours of debate, discussion and re-drafting and a lot of effort has gone into the information contained within this edition. The result I believe has been a truly impressive and highly authoritative guide to the current practice of construction project management, for those who are either involved or likely to be involved in managing projects, irrespective of their previous experience and knowledge in built environment. As a comprehensive publication of the current practice of construction project management this will be a highly valued and easy to use source of reference.”
The principles of strategic planning, detailed programming and monitoring, resource allocation and effective risk management, widely used on projects of all sizes and complexity, are all fully covered. The integration of Building Information Modelling at each stage of the project life is a feature of this edition. In addition, the impact of trends and developments such as the internationalisation of construction projects and the drive for sustainability are discussed in context.
Copies of the Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development 5th Edition are available here.