Richard Biggs, MSc, FCIOB
Richard retired as Registrar to the Approved Inspector Register
at the end of 2012 and now acts as a consultant to the new Registrar.
His other responsibilities include acting as secretary to the Building
Control Performance Standards Advisory Group.
Richard is a Chartered Builder and Fellow of the Chartered Institute
of Building (CIOB), and obtained a Masters Degree at Aston in Construction
Management and Economics.
Richard had site and contract management experience of a wide range
of projects in over 30 years with large and medium contractors,
including ten years with Bovis. Seven years with Martin Barnes followed
in line project management and management consultancy before Richard
became an independent consultant. In this role Richard's experience
included line project management, giving contractual advice, assisting
in the development of a new form of contract and the development
of national vocational qualifications at the higher level. In 1995
Richard joined CISC as Deputy Development Director until the merger
with Construction Industry Council (CIC) in 1999.
Richard worked as technical editor on several editions of the CIOB's
Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development.
Before joining CIC he was active for CIOB as a member of several
Construction Industry Council committees.
In November 2003, Richard obtained a Project Manager (Construction)
Industry Accreditation CSCS card, after passing the health &
safety test. In 2006, he took the test again to obtain a Professionally
Qualified Person's CSCS card.
In 2003 he was appointed for three years as External Examiner for
Reading University's College of Estate Management MBA in Construction
and Real Estate.
Richard also holds a DoT/RYA Yachtmaster's Certificate.