Consultants lay foundation for knowledge across Africa

09 June 2015

International consultancy and construction company Mace has formed a training partnership with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Africa,a first for the continent.

The partnership effectively extends the Institute’s leading training platform to Mace employees based on the African continent allowing access to internationally recognised practices and certification in construction excellence. Eventually any individual who undertakes the training will become a recognised chartered member of the CIOB.

The CIOB is the world’s largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership. The body’s Royal Charter promotes the science and practice of building and construction for the benefit of society, a mandate it has been following since 1834.

Explains Craig Morrison, Operations Manager, sub-Saharan Africa for Mace: “As we already have an existing partnership with the CIOB in the UK, we felt it was important to provide our employees in Africa with an opportunity to become members of the body.”

The CIOB is recognised throughout Africa and often international clients operating on the continent require professional membership.
Comments Liezl Botha, regional manager of the CIOB Africa: “Our partnership with Mace is a major step towards creating crucial awareness in South Africa and the rest of the continent around our training platform and internationally recognised membership. We are opening doors to companies and individuals to compete in the international construction marketplace; a crucial differentiator.”

Already 10 Mace employees have embarked on the CIOB training process which includes students to highly experienced individuals, all endeavouring to obtain their professional membership from CIOB.
Concludes Morrison: “This is an excellent opportunity for Mace. By partnering the CIOB we can focus our operations across the continent to provide internationally recognised best practices and standards, as well as offering our employees the chance to undergo professional training for their own career development.”

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