Indigo PlanningMay 11, 2017
Chartered Association of Business SchoolsOctober 5, 2016
The Construction Industry Council (CIC)The Construction Industry Council is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry. As part of a strategic review it was decided that the CIC wanted to re-fresh their existing brand identity to include a new strapline 'Built Environment Professions Together'. Their stakeholders did not wish to lose the already familiar 'agora' design and were keen to retain this and at the same time find a way of making these elements work together within the digital world where the existing brand identity struggled to gain clarity. Client: The Construction Industry Council Website www.cic.org.uk
The redesigned logo retains a pared down version of the retained 'agora' and turning it 90 degrees accentuates the curves on the two C' of CIC. Simplifying the company's name to the acronym 'CIC' meant that the new strapline could be strongly feature without dominating the whole. Finally replacing the old company red with a fresh and vibrant green meant it had more impact. The new brand identity had to be applied to company letterheads, business cards etc.
Each region also had a version of the new logo provided to them with and without the strapline.
Word and PowerPoint templates were also provided as well as a set of new brand guidelines created to ensure consistency.
The development of a new Corporate Affiliate logos was carried out in April 2021.
Following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire, it became clear that change was needed. In October 2020, the report, 'Setting the Bar: a new competence regime for building a safer future', was published. This provides a blueprint for improving the competence of those working on higher-risk buildings and driving culture change in the industry. Ocean created the design for both the executive and main reports.