The CIAT yearPromotionExhibitionsIt was a bumper year for Institute attendance withrepresentation at shows including 100% Design, Ecobuild,the Selfbuild and Design Show, Sustainability Live! and TheNational Home Improvement Show, and with official supportfor many more. Due to the success of Chartered Membersoffering advice at Grand Designs Live in 2010, the Institutewas invited again to participate in 2011. A particularlyimportant event attended was the London Skills CareersShow, in order to promote Architectural Technology as acareer to 14-19 year olds. Reduced rate magazinesSpecial subscription rates for magazines continue: two newtitles (R3 and Modern Building Services) are just some ofthose which have been added to the growing list ofdiscounted titles for CIAT members. In the pressCIAT coverage in the press this year included items in Building Engineer, Housebuilder, Civil Engineering Surveyor,Contact, andSelfbuild.ie AT magazineATmagazine has engaged an advertising agency to increaseadvertising sales and thereby offset production costs. Highquality contributions from members continue to be received.EnewsletterTo increase the speed of CIAT news dissemination, a weeklyEnewsletter was launched in March. It has proved popularwith members and related professionals and has also attracted advertising revenue. Social media and website forumsCIAT has increased its online and social media presence,including setting up a discussion group on Linkedin and anumber of new discussion forums on the CIAT website. 4CIAT and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)have arranged for Chartered Members of CIAT to join RICS asAssociate Members (AssocRICS). Chartered Surveyors canjoin CIAT as a profile candidate or Associate memberon theConstruction and Quantity Surveying pathway.CIAT continues to work closely with universities offeringHonours degrees in Architectural Technology and relatedprogrammes and in 2010/11, six have had theirAccreditation status successfully reviewed. Recognition of Masters degrees is a new development forCIAT and the Institute now Recognises three Masters degreelevel programmes. Graduates with a Recognised qualificationmeet the Institute's requirements for Associate membershipfor progression to Chartered Membership. The degreesoffered are as follows: Edinburgh Napier University: MScArchitectural Technology and Building Performance. SheffieldHallam University: MSc Technical Architecture. NottinghamTrent University: MSc Architectural Technology and Design.This recognises the achievement of graduating studentsfrom ourAccredited degreeprogrammes in ArchitecturalTechnology. To date, 11 students have received a certificateand cheque in individual ceremonies at their universities. CIAT held a two day training course on the Party Wall Act withthe Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors (FPWS), exclusively forCIAT members. The Education and CPD Administratorattended the UK Inter-Professional Group's CPD ForumConference entitled 'Professionalism and Business Success',and attends the Inter-Professional CPD Forums regularly.The Specialist Register Schemes continue to be successfulwith members being able to gain recognition for their skillsas Chartered Environmentalists, Accredited or RecognisedConservationists and On Construction Domestic EnergyAssessors.A fully revised and updated edition for 2011 has beenprinted, with the cover designed by a student member via acompetition.
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Genesys solutions drive improved customer engagement and underpin millions of customer interactions daily for 4,000 companies and government agencies in 80 countries.Goldcrest SolutionsStand F4Bloxham Mill, Barford Road, Bloxham, Banbury, OX15 4FF, UKt. 0870 061 0100 firstname.lastname@example.org www.goldcrestsolutions.co.ukmicrosoft dynamics and management Customer experts.Quality providers of innovative solutions and professional services for microsoft Crm including call centre solutions and complaint and correspondence handling software.Grass Roots ProjectlinkStand H50Our House, 60 Waldegrave Road, Teddington, Middlesex TW11 8LG, UKt. 020 8977 9776f. 020 8977 email@example.com www.grassrootsprojectlink.co.ukgrass roots projectlink is the uK's leading recognition and incentive business. whatever your employee recognition needs, we have innovative and creative solutions that can be working for you immediately with minimum set up times, branded to your organisation and at a price that suits all budgets.Human Capital Services LtdStand I161st Floor, 3 Royal Exchange Court, 85D Queen Street, Glasgow, G1 3DB, UKt. 0843 289 0427 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hcsgroup.nethuman Capital services provide a web-based, fully integrated software solution. our cloud based product, BusinessBox, offers multi-module deployment to suit business-critical needs. Functionality includes hr manager, timesheets, expenses, sales Crm and project management. no expensive technology or upfront license fees, BusinessBox is simple and cost effective. I-Net Communications Group plcStand B1368 Lambard Street, Suite 608, London, EC3V 9LJ, UKt. 0844 9939300 f. 0800 8100 email@example.comI-Net Communications is a fully converged 21CN network operator providing a comprehensive suite of PSTN and IP based telephony solutions and hosted service models. Residing within BT's 21CN Core, I-Net's management platform and web interface offers unique control to instantly activate and change numbers, routing and application features.The International Director visited mainland China and HongKongin autumn 2010 to promote the objectives of the Institute and the skills of its members as well as to find outabout the construction and built environment sector. ThePresident, President-Elect and Chief Executive made a highlysuccessful visit to the Hong Kong Centre in April, withpositive promotional results, including the presentation ofthe Technical Excellence winning award to Benoy for FerrariWorld. In 2010/11 a number of trade and academic delegationsvisited the Institute from China including Beijing Institute ofArchitectural Design,Ministry of Construction, ChinaAcademy of Building Research and Ministry of Housing andUrban Rural Development.The International Director continues to work withKonstruktorforeningen(KF), the Danish association ofconstructing architects, and the Association of ArchitecturalTechnologists in Ontario (AATO) to endeavour to gainrecognition of our members in Canada and vice versa. CIATis a member of the AEEBC, the Association of BuildingSurveyors and Construction Experts (Association d'ExpertsEuropéens du Bâtiment et de la Construction) and as such isinvolved in the development of EurBE, an accreditationscheme for AEEBC's members to improve recognitionthroughout Europe. EurBE will be launched in 2012.ConductBetween June 2010 and June 2011, the Institute held fiveConduct Committee meetings and considered eight formalHearings and nine Preliminary hearings. Of the formalHeaings, six members were found in breach of the Institute'sCode.The disciplinary sanctions (which have all been featured inAT magazine) have ranged from reprimand to expulsion.Disputes over terms and issues relating to professionalindemnity insurance continue to be the main areas ofcomplaint.In 2010 the Institute had one of its decisions appealed against. The appeal was heard by the IndependentAppeal Panel, administered by the Construction IndustryCouncil (CIC) and the Institute's decision was upheld. Documents, information sheets and articles published by thePractice Department during the year included a revisedPractice Services and Information, to include Code ofConduct changes, Delineation of Roles, Planning Conditionsand Termination Do's and Don'ts. Information notes onBS9999 (Code of practice for fire safety in the design,management and use of buildings) and Light ReflectiveValues have been produced in conjunction with RIBA and BRE(Building Research Establishment). A Party Wall 'Pack' hasalso been produced for members, comprising the Party WallAward, Party Wall Letter and Notices relating to the PartyWall.The Practice Department also produced and published a Cessation of Practice information pack for members who either retire, declare bankruptcy or insolvency or whosepractice goes into administration.CIAT is actively involved in the promotion of BIM and hasrepresentation on CPIC (the Construction Project InformationCommittee), the CIC (Construction Industry Council) BIMForum and the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building) DesignManagement Group. An 'e-group' for BIM has also been setup for use in all areas of the Institute including Membershipand Education. The policy in relation to the use of the logo and sitesignboards was extended to cover public sectororganisations.The Practice Department continue to disseminateinformation through and consult via the fourteen PlanningFocus Groups that were set up in 2009.Total members peaked at 9,326 in December 2010 with arecord number of registered practices and overseasmembers. The number of POP Record Workshops andindividual practice visits along with visits to individualpractices, colleges and universities increased during theyear, with excellent attendance rates. Professional Practice Interviews were held via video-conferencing for the first time, for applicants in Bermuda,India and the USA. This followed the successful use of video-conferencing by the new Wales Region for its Committeemeetings. In August, the Institute launched membershipapplication via the website, which allows potential membersto complete the application process with a few clicks of amouse. In 2010 the interview pass rate for Charteredmembership was 94%. CIAT and CIOB renewed their Memorandum ofUnderstanding (MoU), at the Ecobuild show in March. Thealliance has benefits for both Institutes. As part of the MoU,the International and Membership Directors gave arecruitment and retention presentation in June at CIOBheadquarters in Ascot, attended by its worldwide branchmanagers. It was well received and provided CIAT withvaluable networking opportunities and future contacts.Promotional events were held in conjunction with CIATOverseas Centres in Hong Kong and Republic of Ireland inApril and June 2011. The events promoted the Institute androutes to membership. Both events were hosted by Barry LeBeuvant PCIAT and supported by Central Office staff.5