To continue to set high standards of service provision for our members and society.
To be a responsible and accountable Institute to the communities in which we work and serve.
As a Chartered Institute, we have a commitment to the membership, the wider industry and general public to provide quality services, information and assistance.
Development of a Statutory Architectural Technologists Register (ATR) in Republic of Ireland
In January, a delegation met with the Department for Housing, Planning and Local Government (DHPLG), Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) and the Republic of Ireland Centre Committee as part of the next stage for the implementation of the Statutory Register for competent Architectural Technologists under the Building Control Regulations 1997 - 2018.
At the meeting with the DHPLG, it was agreed that the Regulatory Impact Assessment submitted by CIAT has demonstrated to the Minister that there was sufficient demand, need and value to implement the ATR on a statutory footing and begin the steps to implement change and amend the primary legislation.
The DHPLG have not provided a time frame on when the steps would be achieved, but registration on the shadow ATR will provide the impetus to expedite implementation. Once the shadow Statutory Register has been demonstrated as economically achievable, the process will be a quicker one.
The Institute will continue to support the ATR on the proviso that CIAT are given an acceptable and definitive timeline by the DHPLG.
The ATR can be found here: architecturaltechnologistregister.ie
The CIAT Conservation Scheme has sixteen members on its Register. Chartered Members are recognised by amongst others, Historic England, Historic Scotland, Cadw's (the Welsh Government's historic environment service) and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Full details can be found at the link here
The Chartered Environmentalists (CEnv) Register has nine members. CIAT continues to work with the Society for the Environment.
Full details can be found at the link here
The Practice Department provides advice and assistance to members who are sole practitioners and/or equity directors/partners/principals of a practice and ensure their compliance with the Code of Conduct. There are over 1600 Chartered Members on the Register.
AT CPD Register
The AT CPD Register is an online directory of providers and courses assessed to be of a standard, current and relevant to Architectural Technology professionals. There are 21 courses on topics ranging from BIM, CDM, fire modelling, inclusive environments, insulation, regulations and off-site construction.
Discover the AT CPD Register here: ciat.org.uk/education/cpdregister
Members are able to purchase selected publications from BRE's Bookshop and benefit from a 15% discount on these as well as their courses listed on the Register.
Award for Outstanding Graduating Student
This recognises the effort or achievement of graduating student members from Accredited degree programmes. Students receive certificates and prizes of £50 each and are presented at graduation ceremonies across the educational establishments that deliver Accredited degree programmes. The recipients of this award receive free membership for the remainder of the subscription year.
Details can be found here
The Gold Award recognises and celebrates the effort and commitment of Chartered Members who have demonstrated an outstanding service to Architectural Technology, be it the profession or the Institute.
The 2018 recipient was:
Professor Stephen J Scaysbrook MCIAT, for dedicated service to the Institute and the West Midlands Region.
Further information about the Gold Award 2018 can be found in AT Journal issue 128, page 45
Mentor Match Me
The Institute's online mentoring platform allows experienced members, who act as mentors, to assist other members working in the industry in a variety of areas by providing a range of support, advice and guidance to the mentees. The platform encourages e-learning and supports a wide range of learning and development resources.
Find out more here: ciat.mentormatch.me
Membership Progression Sessions: Promoting Architectural Technology, membership and CIAT
As part of the ongoing commitment to promoting the discipline, profession, members and the Institute, these free events continue where members, as well as potential applicants, are given the opportunity to receive local face-to-face support and guidance on the qualifying options.
Sessions already planned for the remainder of this year and 2020 can be found here
UK Salary Survey
Findings of the Institute's 2018 Salary Survey were published in the summer issue of AT Journal.
Key outcomes were:
Average (mean) UK salaries:
Chartered Architectural Technologists – £45,562
Professionally Qualified Architectural Technicians – £39,285
Associate members –£33,286
Full details can be found in AT Journal issue 130, pages 24-26
Region, Centre and aspirATion Summit
The Region, Centre and aspirATion Summit took place in Birmingham in June. Attended by members, it was an excellent opportunity to network, share ideas and hear updates from the Institute. The Summit was used as an opportunity to gather opinions on the Membership Grade Review. The day was rounded off by attendees given the opportunity to discuss their Regional/Centre activities.
The Conduct Committee meets quarterly to review all complaints that are raised against members. It provides guidance to ensure clarity in terms of the Laws of the Institute. Over the year, the Committee held six Hearings; all found the member to be in breach of the Code of Conduct. The disciplinary sanctions for these Hearings have been featured in AT Journal.