CIOB hubs have been exploring the opportunities offered by collaboration over recent months
Guernsey members took a trip across to Jersey to visit its CIOB members. Over lunch the two groups discussed common issues affecting the Channel Islands.
These included inflation, the housing market and house prices, as well as general confidence in the market, plus labour and material resources.
The Jersey Nightingale project was a key conversation point, as was the success of the Design, Engineer, Construct! (DEC!) course, which is creating a pipeline of Jersey students accessing construction.
The CIOB hubs discussed how this could be replicated in Guernsey to allow the two islands to work together sharing experience, knowledge and resources.
Collaborative committee meetings also took place recently among Bristol, Exeter and Cornwall Hubs.
They met to network and brainstorm ideas for next year. The success of the meeting has led to plans to make this an annual event.
The meeting was held prior to a CPD on social value and allowed the committees to network with all the attendees.
• This article was first published in Construction Management.