UK England and Wales (CIOB)

Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
The Chartered Institute of Building represents many people with diverse careers in construction, including Building Control professionals.
The CIOB Royal Charter promotes the science and practice of building and construction for the benefit of society and has been doing so since 1834. CIOB members work worldwide in the development, conservation and improvement of the built environment. The CIOB is the world’s largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership.
CIOB accredits university degrees, educational courses and training and their vocational qualifications are a mark of the highest levels of competence and professionalism, providing assurance to clients and other professionals procuring built assets.

Address: The Chartered Institute of Building
1 Arlington Square
Downshire Way
RG12 1WA

Phone: + 44 (0) 1344 630 700
Fax: + 44 (0) 1344 306 430

UK England and Wales (LABC)

LABC is the representative body for local authority building control in England and Wales and is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards in building design and construction.  LABC’s focus is on improving the performance, standards, and education of public service building control and in preparing our teams and surveyors for the forthcoming legislative, regulatory and cultural changes that will affect the whole built environment.


2a St George Wharf

Phone: +44 (0) 20 8616 8120

UK England and Wales (NHBC)
National House-Building Council – NHBC

NHBC Building Control Services (BCS) is the largest single provider of building control across England and Wales, with 30 years’ operating experience. As the only practicing member Building Control Body, BCS brings a unique perspective to the Consortium of European Building Control (CEBC) being able to directly feedback on current best practice and the effect of legislative changes. NHBC BCS provides building control on over 50% of all new homes across England and Wales as well as servicing mixed-use and commercial projects of all sizes and complexities.

NHBC BCS also supports research, training and proactively contributes to a number of industry and government committees and associations, including the Building Control Alliance (BCA), Construction Industry Council (CIC), Association of Consultant Approved Inspectors (ACAI), , Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) and the Fire Sector Federation.

BCS is wholly owned by NHBC which is the leading warranty and standards setting organisation for new and newly converted homes in the United Kingdom. As a non-profit distributing company, NHBC reinvests all income in achieving its primary purpose; raising standards, protecting homeowners. NHBC BCS is a core part of achieving this purpose.


NHBC Building Control Services Limited
NHBC House
Davy Avenue
Milton Keynes

Phone: +44 (0) 844 633 1000


UK England and Wales (RICS)
The RICS Building Control Professional Group

RICS is the leading organisation of its kind in the world for professionals in property, construction, land and related environmental issues. As an independent and chartered organisation, RICS regulates and maintains the professional standards of over 100,000 qualified members (FRICS, MRICS and AssocRICS) and over 50,000 trainee and student members.

It regulates and promotes the work of these property professionals throughout 146 countries and is governed by a Royal Charter approved by Parliament, monitored by the Privy Council, which requires it to act in the wider public interest.

Since 1868, RICS has been committed to setting and upholding the highest standards of excellence and integrity – providing impartial, authoritative advice on key issues affecting businesses and society. RICS is a regulator of both its individual members and firms enabling it to maintain the highest standards and providing the basis for unparalleled client confidence in the sector.

RICS champions new international standards … strategic focus on developing international standards, RICS will join organisations from around the world to discuss the creation of international standards

The RICS Building Control Professional Group is the foremost body in building control in theUK

Building control surveying gives professionals the opportunity to work on a huge range of building types as part of a normal day.

Building control surveyors ensure that that building regulations and other legislation are followed in the design and construction stages of new and altered buildings.

Working in the public and private sector, building control surveyors work alongside architects, designers, builders and contractors from the conception of a design to its completion and use.

Building control surveyors check proposed plans to ensure they meet required standards, including areas such as fire safety, energy conservation, structural stability and disabled access. They also follow the project through and check it during construction.

Due to their depth of knowledge, building control surveyors are often called upon to give options when designs fail to meet standards or where unforeseen problems are found on site and are approached for advice on ways to achieve cost-effectiveness in respect of materials used and energy conservation.

The RICS publishes technical information within the Bi- monthly publication of the Building Control Journal


Parliament Square

Phone: +44 (0)24 7686 8555
Fax: +44 (0)20 7334 3811