Industry Image | Issue 33 | August 2014 - page 17

August 2014
Issue 33
LABC encourages
Born To Build
The LABC have produced a guide which encourages
all building control departments and surveyors to
support the Scheme and its aim to improve the image
of construction.
LABC (Local Authority Building
Control) is a membership
organisation representing all
local authority building control
departments in England and
Wales; they are a not-for-profit
organisation dedicated to
promoting public sector expertise.
The guide,
Building control and
the construction industry working
in partnership
, introduces the
Scheme, its five-point Code of
Considerate Practice and discusses
the various ways that the industry
can register. The guide highlights
the importance of demonstrating
a better image of the industry for
The Born To Build campaign
aims to create opportunities
for young people to hear
directly from others already
in the industry. The campaign
microsite features a wide range
of young professionals from
member companies who explain
why they decided to choose a
career in construction and the
opportunities available to them.
as well as Local Authority National
Type Approval Confederation
The Scheme is delighted to have
the support of LABC and would like
to thank its members for promoting
considerate construction.
Born To Build’s partners are
UK Contractors Group, Scottish
Contractors Group, CITB, The
Chartered Institute of Building
(CIOB), Considerate Constructors
Scheme and Construction News.
Born To Build aims to generate
interest and attract new talent
into the industry through
effective use of social media.
For more information on Born To
Build, please click
the benefit of communities and
local authorities, and recommends
registration with the Scheme as a
means of achieving this.
LABC notes two ways in which
building control and planning
departments can support and
promote the Scheme. The first
is by council’s recommending
registration with the Scheme,
perhaps through a clause in
contract preliminaries which
asks contractors to allow for this
within their tenders. The second
is via distributing information
or arranging meetings with
planning applicants/developers,
To view the guide, click
To find out more about the LABC,
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