Considerate Constructors Scheme
PO Box 75, Ware SG12 0YX
T 0800 783 1423
History of the Considerate Constructors Scheme
In late 1994, following Sir Michael Latham’s review ‘Constructing the Team’, the Construction Industry Council formed the ‘Latham Review Implementation Forum’. One of the member groups focused on the need to improve the image of the industry. The result was the creation of the Considerate Constructors Scheme.
In 1996 a steering group took over the implementation of this new Scheme and developed the Code of Considerate Practice. They also decided on the general principles that the Scheme should aim to achieve. These were: to form a voluntary scheme founded on encouragement, which would work with construction companies sites to improve their relationship with their neighbours, the general public and the environment; that the Scheme should carry out inspections of registered sites and report on and mark them against the eight key areas listed in the Code of Considerate Practice and finally to reward the best performing sites.
In 1997, responsibility for the implementation of the Scheme was given to the Institute of Building who recruited Doug Goodsir as General Manager. The pilot Scheme which followed refined the plan and fleshed out the working details of the Scheme.
The Scheme was officially launched in June 1997. Seventy-five sites were registered and four Monitors were recruited.
Milestones from the last 15 years include:
The Scheme introduces a new five-point Code of Considerate Practice, the first major change to how it monitors its registered sites and companies since 1997.
The most considerate companies registered with the Scheme come together to celebrate at the National Company Awards 2012.
Ivor Goodsite launches his new workbook titled Construction Site Safety, an interactive workbook that aims to educate children about the dangers of playing on construction sites.
2012 marked the 15th year of considerate construction.
The Scheme proudly celebrates 60,000 registered sites.
The 500th construction company is registered with the Scheme.
After 15 years, the Scheme announces a new Code of Considerate Practice for 2013.
The Scheme publishes a new film designed to inform site operatives of the Scheme's requirements for working on a registered site.
The first ever National Company Awards took place in November, celebrating the most considerate registered companies.
The Scheme welcomed its 50th Associate Member.
The Considerate Constructors Scheme celebrated the registration of its 50,000th site.
For the first time in its history, the Considerate Constructors Scheme has made changes to its Site Registration Code of Considerate Practice and also revised the Site Registration Monitors' Checklist.
The CCS held a special certification evening to mark the end of the first year of Company Registration.
David Hardy, who spearheaded the development of the CCS, has been honoured with an MBE for service to the construction industry.
Robert Biggs became the new Chairman of the Scheme taking over from Norman Reed. Bob Fisher's tenure as Director ended. Paul Moore and Chris Lane became new Directors of CCS Ltd.
The 40,000th site was registered.
An on-line version of the Scheme’s ‘Industry Image’ newsletter was launched.
A Company Registration method was launched allowing all sizes and types of construction companies to sign up to the Scheme for the first time.
A new look Scheme web site was launched.
Two new Scheme films were launched to help the public understand about the Scheme and to assist Site Managers in meeting Scheme requirements.
A new Ivor Goodsite web site was launched.
The Scheme's General Manager, Edward Hardy, took over the role of Chief Executive from David Hardy.
Robert Biggs was appointed Vice Chairman.
The 30,000th site was registered.
A facility allowing sites to be registered online was launched.
Keepmoat plc registered its 1000th site with the Scheme.
Norman Reed took over from Peter Kingdon as Chairman of the Scheme.
The Scheme celebrated its 10th year with a ceremony in London. To commemorate the occasion, Awards were given to the best performing companies who had registered sites with the Scheme.
The independent review of the Scheme was published with positive results, describing the Scheme as the 'industry's best kept secret’. One point highlighted was that the Scheme should look to promote its activities more to the general public.
The Client Partnership initiative was launched to enable a closer working relationship between the Scheme and industry clients. The founder Client Partners were the Construction Clients’ Group, Grosvenor, the Highways Agency, Hillingdon Homes, Peabody Trust and Sainsbury’s.
The Scheme’s General Manager, Edward Hardy, was listed as the 22nd most influential ‘Power Player’ in construction, by Contract Journal.
The 20,000th site was registered.
The Scheme's Holding Board commissioned an independent review to assess how well the Scheme was performing against its remit of improving the industry's image.
Seminars and Workshops were introduced to give a greater understanding to those that use the Scheme.
Peter Kingdon took over the role of Chairman from David Hardy.
The Scheme registered its 15,000th site.
A new look Scheme website was launched.
Construction Umbrella (Holdings) Ltd became the Holding Group for the Scheme.
A Scheme promotional film, presented by Adam Hart Davis, was launched.
Ivor Goodsite was introduced.
The 7000th site was registered.
Associate Membership was launched in response to the ever increasing wish from contractors to develop a closer relationship with the Scheme. The founder Associate Member companies were Bovis Lend Lease, Mulalley & Co Ltd, Totty Construction (now part of ISG Regions) and Wrekin Construction Co Ltd.
‘Considerate Constructors Scheme Ltd’ was formed and took over the banking and legal requirements of the Scheme. A Board of Directors was formed from Scheme Monitors.
David Hardy was elected Chairman and took on the role of Chief Executive. Edward Hardy was made General Manager.
The Government recommended registration to all of its departments.
Banners were introduced.
The ‘Industry Image’ newsletter was introduced.
BREEAM began including the Scheme in its assessments.
The Local Government Authority issued details of the Scheme to all Local Authorities with the recommendation that they encourage registration.
The 1000th site was registered.
The mission statement ‘Improving the Image of Construction’ came into use.
The Scheme held its first Monitors’ Conference.