The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has inaugurated Professor John Nolan as its new chairman at the 100th meeting of its Council Members.
He succeeds Tony Burton, senior partner at Gardiner & Theobald, in this role for a two year term of office starting with immediate effect. Tony now becomes deputy chairman for a year in accordance with CIC’s rules and byelaws.
Mr Nolan is a past president of the Institution of Structural Engineers and a Fellow of that Institution and the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is also a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Innovation at the University of Birmingham and a Chartered Engineer, with more than 40 years of experience in the construction industry.
He started his career as a labourer and progressed to become a founder of two successful engineering consultancies, one of which, Nolan Associates, he still chairs. He has been responsible for projects up to the value of £300m, including almost all elements of the built environment. He is also one of the founders and chairman of a property development firm and is a non-executive director of a power company. John’s particular interests are innovation, factory engineered construction and value engineering.