Construction Industry Council has completed a review of the national occupational standards (NOS) for Built Environment Design and Consultancy Practice. The review has focussed on integrating new industry practices relating to sustainability, energy use, low carbon and Building Information Modelling.

These standards are concerned with directing design practice and making strategic decisions when leading and managing.  They serve a wide range of design disciplines, including civil & structural design, building surveying, architectural technology and architecture. The standards will also form part of a new Scottish Professional Apprenticeship at SVQ5/SCQF 11 that is being developed with Scottish employers and SQA.

CIC is now seeking confirmation from the sector that the standards are fit for purpose and is inviting participation through an on line consultation.

Details of the consultation are available on The deadline for responses is 9 September 2014

Author: Construction Industry Council (CIC)


CIC is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations for professional services providers in the construction industry. It provides a single voice for professionals in all sectors of the built environment through its collective membership of 500,000 individual professionals and 25,000 firms of construction consultants.


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