The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) represents professionals working and studying in the field of Architectural Technology. CIAT is internationally recognised as the qualifying body for Chartered Architectural Technologists, MCIAT and professionally qualified Architectural Technicians, TCIAT.
Architectural Technology is the science and technical aspects of architecture primarily based upon the twin concepts of designing for performance and production through the use and integration of technology.
CIAT is a membership based organisation, owned by and operated on behalf of its members.
The objects of CIAT are:
- To promote, for the benefit of society, the science and practice of Architectural Technology;
- To facilitate the development and integration of technology into architecture and the wider construction industry to continually improve standards of service for the benefit of industry and of society;
- To uphold and advance the standards of education, competence, practice and conduct of members of the Institute thereby promoting the interests, standing and recognition of Chartered Members within the industry and the wider society.
The Institute has a growing network of members who are based in various Regions around the UK, as well as its Overseas Centres in Hong Kong and the Republic of Ireland.