CIOB ambassador elected as President of the AEEBC

Kevin Sheridan has been elected as President of the European Association for Building Surveyors and Construction Experts (AEEBC).

Kevin, a Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Trustee and Ambassador, takes over from Professor Trevor Mole who now becomes Secretary General of the AEEBC. Jacob Ravn Thomsen from Denmark was elected Vice President.

The AEEBC is a community of Pan-European professionals working in the Construction & Property industry throughout Europe. The association was established in 1990 and represents over 350,000 building surveyors and construction experts who are professionally qualified in the technological and management processes by which buildings are designed, constructed, renewed and repaired in accordance with the national legislation of individual countries.

The newly elected President said: “The European construction environment is very challenging in the current climate and I am honoured to be chosen by my colleagues to advance the many strategic initiatives with a very talented and committed team.”

He went on to discuss plans for his presidency “One of our primary objectives is to secure a level playing field for professionals through the establishment of a Professional Card leading to a common platform in time.”

The EurBE card is at a very advanced stage and is designed to facilitate recognition of professional qualifications and experience and to promote transparency between different education systems so as to enhance professionals mobility in Europe and worldwide.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

The Chartered Institute of Building

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) represents for the public benefit the most diverse set of professionals in the construction industry.

Our Mission

To contribute to the creation of a modern, progressive, and responsible construction industry; able to meet the economic, environmental and social challenges faced in the 21st century.

Our 7 Guiding Principles

· Creating extraordinary people through professional learning and continuous personal development.
· Promoting the built environment as central to the quality of life for everyone everywhere.
· Achieving a sustainable future, worldwide.
· Advocating exemplary ethical practice and behaviour, integrity and transparency.
· Pursuing excellence in management practice, and technological innovation rooted in evidence based science.
· Being socially responsible and working responsibly.
· Enabling our members to find an emotional resonance with the Institute; their success is our success.

We have over 40,000 members around the world and are considered to be the international voice of the building professional, representing an unequalled body of knowledge concerning the management of the total building process.

Chartered Member status is recognised internationally as the mark of a true, skilled professional in the construction industry and CIOB members have a common commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest possible standards within the built environment.

Further information is available by contacting Saul Townsend CIOB press and communications manager on 01344 630 766 – stownsend@ciob.org.uk.