Open Doors 9 - 10 Nov

A weekend of Open Door events inviting members of the public to visit working construction sites is being organised for the autumn by the UK Contractors Group (UKCG), the Industry Training Board and Sector Skills Council, CITB-ConstructionSkills, the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

The collaborative initiative is the first of its kind for the sector and intends to raise the profile of the industry, challenge stereotypes and encourage greater engagement with the public and local communities to attract talent into the industry.

The events will provide a unique opportunity for members of the public to witness first-hand the scale and complexity of major construction developments and also demonstrate an industry-wide commitment to welcoming a wider, more diverse range of talent into the sector.

Edward Hardy, Chief Executive of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, said:

“One of the Scheme’s core principles is to encourage construction sites to become better neighbours by communicating and interacting with their local communities. This initiative is an excellent opportunity to strengthen the relationship between the industry and the wider community, and will allow sites to show their efforts towards improving the image of construction.

"The Scheme is delighted to be involved in the Open Doors initiative and looks forward to working with the other organisations to make it a great success.”

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