UK’s most considerate constructors get ready for 2016 National Site Awards

UK’s most considerate constructors get ready for 2016 National Site Awards

CCS Ltd logo RGBThe Considerate Constructors Scheme – the national Scheme to improve the image of the construction industry – will be hosting the prestigious 2016 National Site Awards at ceremonies throughout the UK this month (April).

The Scheme will be rewarding the top-performing registered sites that have demonstrated the highest level of considerate construction towards the public, the workforce and the environment.

This year’s National Site Awards apply to registered sites that completed in 2015.

Over 3500 guests from construction sites of all different sizes will be attending award ceremonies during 11-29 April in Edinburgh, London and Manchester.

For the first time, ‘value bands’ are being introduced to enable sites to be assessed based on their project value. The value bands are: Less than £500k; £500k to <£5m; £5m to <£10m; £10m and over.

Out of thousands of registered sites, over 900 have been selected to win Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards. One Gold Award winner per value band will also be given the prestigious title of ‘Most Considerate Site 2016’, with all shortlisted sites for this accolade receiving Runner-up Awards.

Chairman of the Considerate Constructors Scheme Mike Petter commented: “The Considerate Constructors Scheme is privileged to be honouring top performing sites at the upcoming 2016 National Site Awards.

“Award-winning sites have demonstrated exceptionally high levels of best practice in meeting and exceeding the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice. This year is the largest-ever awards to date – a true testament to the outstanding achievements being made by Scheme registered sites across the UK”.

A host of leading industry figures presenting at each award ceremony include Chris Blythe, Chief Executive, the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB); James Wates, Chairman, Construction Industry Training Board (CITB); John Slaughter, Director of External Affairs, Home Builders Federation (HBF); Paul Everall, Chief Executive, Local Authority Building Control (LABC); Bill Hill, Chief Executive, Lighthouse Club; Simon Carr, National Chair, National Federation of Builders (NFB); Willie Watt, President, the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and Peter Simpson, Director of Partnerships, Which? Trusted Trader.

In 2015 Berkeley Homes’ Roman House project was awarded the prestigious title of Most Considerate Site. This residential development in the Barbican area of the City of London went far over and above standard requirements to demonstrate exceptional levels of best practice across all areas of the Scheme’s Code.

Go to Twitter @CCScheme #ccsawards for the latest news from the awards ceremonies which are taking place between 11-29 April.

from The UK Construction Blog http://ukconstructionblog.co.uk/2016/04/11/uks-most-considerate-constructors-get-ready-for-2016-national-site-awards/

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