The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) is the leading professional body for managers in construction with over 40,000 members worldwide. For almost 170 years the CIOB has lead the way in establishing, promoting and maintaining standards of excellence in the construction industry, and now sets the pace on a global scale for the education and professionalism of those who manage the construction of the built environment.

RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) is the leading source of land, property, construction and related environmental knowledge. We support 110 000 members worldwide, promote best practice, represent consumers' interest and provide impartial advice to society, businesses, governments and global organisations.

ISO 9001 : 2008 certification derives from the assessment of an organisation's management system by an accredited third party Certification Body. Accreditation is part of a hierarchy of assurance, and it is awarded to a certification body as recognition that it meets and continues to meet internationally accepted criteria. These cover integrity and technical competence, as well as the capability of staff to assess companies to the ISO 9001:2008 standard, in specific business areas, to a consistent level of quality.