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December 2015

Issue 39



excellent levels of consideration

was Scheme Monitor Andrew

Thomas, who said: “The project

faces a number of difficult and

demanding issues due to its

location within a very high profile

working RAF base.

“The site management are tackling

this challenge with rigour and their

efforts are clear to be seen.”

Explaining the success of the latest

project, Samuel said: “Maintaining

relationships with the various

stakeholders was a key factor in the

running and success of the project.

“The trust built up was directly due

to continuous communication,

engagement and involvement,

bearing in mind that RAF Brize

Norton is the heart of military

operations for the UK.

“This level of trust meant that the

numerous closures of the taxiway

and the delivery of our interceptor,

which required the closure of the

runway due to its logistical size

and necessary manoeuvring, were

carried out seamlessly.”

Asked how he believes the

Scheme is improving the image

of construction, Samuel said:

“The construction industry

unfortunately, to some degree, still

retains the rugged image today

that it has over the past century.

“It has only been over the past

10 years that it has noticeably

improved; yet public perception

will put this down to regulation, i.e.

health and safety.

“Newcomers such as myself and

those who have been in the

industry for up to 20 years and who

work for a principal contractor,

do realise the way in which the

construction industry needs

to improve, and by joining the

Scheme, they commit to that.

“Principal contractors are

increasingly making it company

policy for all of their sites to be

registered with the Scheme on a

mandatory basis. This furthermore

sets the ever-increasing benchmark

to which the industry needs to


He added: “Companies and site

managers alike are using the

Scheme as a marketing strategy

for future clients and careers alike,

increasing their popularity and

promotion prospects.

“I, myself have a personal desire to

improve the industry and I see the

Scheme as a rewarding mechanism

for my efforts.

“As the Scheme becomes more

recognisable to those beyond the

industry, this encourages a higher

standard to be expected and

indeed, implemented.

“One significant benefit is how the

Scheme has changed the attitudes

of site managers positively; very

rarely do you see the old fashioned

archaic, bullish site manager.

“Now, those who commit to the

Scheme take pride in their site

and the consequences of the site’s


Interserve and the Considerate

Constructors Scheme have enjoyed

a long and fruitful partnership,

with Interserve registering its first

project with the CCS in 1997.

It has since registered almost 900

of its projects and firmly cemented

its relationship with the Scheme by

becoming an Associate Member in

2013, demonstrating its ongoing

commitment as a considerate


Interserve is one of the world’s

foremost support services and

construction companies whose

vision is to redefine the future for

people and places.

Outlining his organisation, Samuel

said: “Everything we do is shaped

by our core values. We are a

successful, growing, international

business; a leader in innovative

and sustainable outcomes for our

clients, and a great place to work for

our people.

“We offer advice, design,

construction, equipment, facilities

management and frontline public


If you would like to register

a site with the Scheme,