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CIC Yorkshire & Humberside Conference 12th November

Planes, Trains and Automobiles… and ships!

For those who couldn’t make the CIC Yorkshire and Humber Conference held on November 12th 2015 please see the link below. It was a grand event with lots of theatrics which took place at the Yorkshire Aircraft Museum. Speakers included; Rachael Unsworth, Rob Wolfe, Sakthy Selvakumaran, Damien Watkin, Stephen Taylor and the Yorkshire Poet Ian McMillan. They each covered a variety of topics which fed into the future development of the Northern Powerhouse. Their presentations and the poem constructed on the day can be downloaded following the link below. Hopefully we will see some of you there next year!! It’s a great chance to network with fellow professionals from across the board and offer advice to students looking to pursue a career within the construction industry.

Biophilic Design – Oliver Heath at the Rosebowl

8th December,  guest speaker Oliver Heath was a huge success and well attended. Several RIBA and RICS members came along too. Please do check out Oliver’s blog on the topic Biophilia – the Future of Eco Design, Health and Well Being.

Our pre-event publicity description was as follows: Designer and TV presenter Oliver Heath explains the ethos and research behind the emerging science of Biophilic Design; how strengthening the human connection with nature can improve the many spaces that we live and work in. With health and well-being rising up the built environment agenda, Biophilic Design has demonstrated impressive benefits to productivity, creativity and cognitive ability. This engaging seminar outlines the approach, a number of case studies plus new research by flooring manufacturer Interface demonstrating the benefit of Biophilic Design in the workplace. Visit our Events page for more information and booking.

News from the Chair… Oct 2015

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All Change!!!       Apologies for the interruption in service but we have had a bit of a change around.

My name is Jon Legge. I have been a member of CIAT for many years but have only in the last few years been involved with our Regional Committee, which has been a rewarding and exciting time trying to keep up with Mark Wilson, my predecessor. Continue reading

A note from the Chairman – Jun’15

CIAT YR official logo 150pxMark WilsonDid anyone notice the change in our CIAT Yorkshire logo? No? Well in the previous version you could barely read the word “Yorkshire”. Couldn’t have that could we? So we got it changed. It took the best part of 2 yrs, but we did it. Just shows what perseverance can do.

CIAT is not quite a super tanker – yet!! But to get it to change course often takes some time. So, you may recall I started my Chairmanship by wanting to do things differently, in the hope of obtaining a different result. I hope we have changed more than the logo but perhaps you can be the judge of that and let me know.

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