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Considerate Constructors Scheme expands to offer registration to professional services

Professional service organisations can now demonstrate their considerate credentials. The Considerate Constructors Scheme – the organisation established to improve the image of construction – has expanded to offer professional service organisations the opportunity to register with the Scheme. Eligible organisations providing professional services to the construction industry, such as architects,

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Considerate Constructors Scheme’s 2016 National Site Awards to be This Month

This month, the Considerate Constructors Scheme will be running its 2016 National Site Awards, the very awards which reward organisations acting in a “considerate” manner; effectively being those organisations working towards improving the image of the greater construction industry through responsible conduct and a considerate approach to any and all

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BDC 318 : Jul 2024

considerate constructors

Considerate Constructors Scheme expands to offer registration to professional services

Professional service organisations can now demonstrate their considerate credentials. The Considerate Constructors Scheme – the organisation established to improve the image of construction – has expanded to offer professional service organisations the opportunity to register with the Scheme. Eligible organisations providing professional services to the construction industry, such as architects, engineering consultancies, surveyors, accountants and lawyers, are now able to join the 7,000 plus construction sites, companies, suppliers and clients of construction projects who register with the Scheme each year. Professional services account for around 11% (£186 billion) of the UK’s Gross Value Added and employ around 13% (4.6 million) of the UK’s population.* This exciting development comes at the request of those already registered with the Scheme to ensure their entire supply chain is part of the Scheme, as well as an increasing number of professional service organisations wishing to be part of the Scheme to help improve their standards in considerate construction. Edward Hardy, Chief Executive of the Considerate Constructors Scheme said: “We are delighted to welcome eligible professional service organisations to the Scheme. This is a significant development for our entire construction industry, as professional services form an integral part of the industry’s supply chain. “The impact such organisations can have in becoming part of the Considerate Constructors Scheme to improve their standards will no doubt have a significant influence on improving the overall image of our industry.” Click here to find out more and to apply to become a Scheme Registered Professional.

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Considerate Constructors Scheme’s 2016 National Site Awards to be This Month

This month, the Considerate Constructors Scheme will be running its 2016 National Site Awards, the very awards which reward organisations acting in a “considerate” manner; effectively being those organisations working towards improving the image of the greater construction industry through responsible conduct and a considerate approach to any and all works performed. Key areas highlighted as integral to success at the awards is to include the considerate approach specifically taken towards the environment, the workforce and the surrounding public – key stakeholders which, historically, have not always been as much at the fore of concern for construction contractors as they should be; this, of course being something the Considerate Constructors Scheme aims to change. For the ceremony, it is expected that there will be greater than 3,500 guests from all manner of shape, size and type of construction site over the course of the 11th to the 29th of April in Manchester, London and Edinburgh. This time will also herald the first ever time that value bands have been incorporated so that individual sites can then be considered based upon total project value. Out of those thousands of sites which have been registered, greater than 900 have reportedly been chosen to win Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards, with a sole Gold Award winner in each value band category being presented with the envious title of “Most Considerate Site 2016”; those shortlisted but not in receipt of this award will then be offered Runner-Up Awards. As explained by Mike Petter, the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s Chairman commented: “Award-winning sites have demonstrated exceptionally high levels of best practice in meeting and exceeding the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice.” Then highlighting 2016’s event as possible the largest ever hosted, it is clear that this year’s National Site Awards will go a long way in rewarding the excellent work done by considerate constructors operating today.

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