3 September 2018
As I write this month’s Association Briefing the UK is recording some of the hottest temperatures ever experienced, and I appreciate that brings with it hardships especially for those of you working on projects in the heat of the day.
Here at HQ we have attempted to keep cool and have been busy making plans for a series of events and training which are scheduled to take place in the late summer through to the autumn and winter months, by which time we are all hopeful that it will be cooler.
Our focus is on the delivery of Membership Services and ensuring that we strive to offer the very best events and training to our members whilst encouraging those new to CABE to receive an excellent level of customer service and quality leading to them applying for membership.
With this in mind we have recently sent out a ‘Quest for Expertise’ mailing as we look to implement robust new ways of working; the response to this call to action has been exceptional and we are embarking on the process of sifting the CVs of those of you kind enough to offer your assistance. Our thanks in the meantime go to you for offering to help those looking for CPD and training in order to further their careers as you share you knowledge with your peers.
This move to utilise the expertise within our own membership will work in conjunction with the tasks currently being undertaken in respect of our move to a full licence with the Engineering Council which will include a review of our training matrix and, following this, a re-launch of our suite of courses in 2019; this will allow us to ensure we continue to look to the future and develop both online and face-to-face training which is relevant and fit for purpose for our industry today whilst maintaining a keen eye on future developments within the built environment as we look to be reactive to all and any reforms.
The next conferences in the calendar are:
Regional Conferences in Winchester and Ireland which will take place on 19 and 28 September respectively and our Annual Conference which is being held on 04 and 05 October near Kenilworth in Warwickshire. At the time of writing this article places were still available for all three events; however, if you’ve yet to book your place I would suggest you book as early as possible to avoid disappointment as we expect numbers to have grown by the time we go to print.
Further information in respect of all of these events can be found at cbuilde.com/events and an insert in respect of further information regarding our Annual Conference can be found within this publication.
Finally, we have started the process of running this year’s subscription renewals and I would like to take this opportunity to ask those of you able to pay online to do so as this is the most effective way to process your payment, which will be due on 01 September; all you need to do is log in to your account at cbuilde.com/login
I would like to thank you for your commitment for another year to the Chartered Association of Building Engineers and we look forward to engaging with you at one of our events in the near future and updating you on our achievements throughout the next 12 months.