ciat agreementA memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) to collaborate on matters relating to their respective disciplines.

The objectives of the memorandum are to:
• recognise the distinct nature and standing of each discipline;
• provide enhanced services to support members’ professional needs through joint development, commitment and action;
• improving the professionalism and competitiveness of members through the provision of joint ventures and representation;

Following the signing of the memorandum with the IFE, Karl Grace, President of CIAT said: "This relationship identifies how Fire Engineers and Architectural Technology professionals are working together to ensure fire safety within the built environment. It also paves the way for a long-term relationship between us."