International Building Press (IBP) is a membership organisation that brings together journalists and communications professionals involved in the construction, architecture, housing and property sectors. IBP provides its members with unparalleled opportunities to share experiences, network and further their careers through a calendar of events and two prestigious annual awards schemes.
Membership is open to national, regional, business and technical journalists, press relations and communications professionals and to employees and freelancers alike. Current members include many of the best known professionals on the field IBP’s influential annual journalism awards celebrate the best work by individual journalists working in construction, architecture and property, as well as recognising the overall achievements of print publications and of digital products and services.
Sponsored by a range of major companies and institutions, supporters’ logos the IBP Awards offer substantial financial prizes as well as prestige to the winners. The awards are judged by journalists in a range of fields and by industry experts and are keenly watched by potential employers across the sector. The annual communications awards recognise both the best work by individuals and the most successful campaigns by in-house departments and consultants.
The face-to-face judging of the awards chaired by editors in the industry gives shortlisted entrants the chance to get in front of some of the most influential journalists in the field and to showcase their work. The IBP futures group holds regular events for members and guests specifically aimed at ambitious journalists who want the opportunity to meet and hear from experts about how best to position themselves in the rapidly changing media environment. These events are equally valuable for members working in the communications sector to learn more about the constantly developing technology that drives change and journalists’ need for accurate, well researched information. IBP also arranges press briefings, symposia, visits, social occasions and a variety of other events. Founded in 1969, IBP is administered.by a board, elected from the membership each year.