A hugely successful Image of Construction 2016

The Scheme’s annual Image of Construction event has once again been a huge success in its aim to educate, inspire and help build networks between more than 200 attendees from the construction industry.

This year was the biggest event yet, with a wealth of ideas and insights into all aspects of considerate construction provided via presentations, exhibition stands, as well as useful questions and answer sessions with the Scheme’s Monitors. The event was held on 22 September at Conference Aston, located within Aston University in Birmingham.

Scheme Director, Mike Petter, kicked off the event by welcoming those who attended and talked about the day and what guests could expect. Following Mike’s welcome, guests had time to browse the exhibition-style stands hosted by the Scheme and the other supporting organisations before attending their first presentation.

These took place throughout the day, and included sessions from BOHS, CRASH, the Home Office’s Immigration Enforcement, The Prince’s Trust and Social Enterprise UK. They were supplemented with the Scheme’s own presentations, which were ‘Innovation’, ‘How we won an award’ (previous winners discussed their award-winning projects) as well as scoring exercises and two Q&A sessions where attendees could ask the Scheme’s Monitors any questions they had.



The Scheme’s exhibition stands were ready to answer questions on a number of topics including the Best Practice Hub, Ivor and Honor Goodsite, Building Social Value and Ultra Sites.

I am really pleased I attended the CCS’s Image of Construction event. I found The Home Office’s presentation about illegal workers and Social Enterprise UK’s presentation in particular to be extremely interesting and beneficial. There were plenty of networking opportunities and the exhibition showcased a number of topical industry organisations that support the Scheme’s objectives. I also very much enjoyed meeting the Scheme’s Executive Chairman Isabel Martinson.

Peter Sharman, Associate Director for Sustainability, Mulalley

Organisations that supported the event through presentations and exhibits were:


The Image of Construction event was an excellent forum whereby construction was able to examine common issues and barriers the industry face but also have the ability to share good practice and understand support available to continue enforcing a positive image of Construction.

Lorraine Gregory, Partnership Manager, CITB

The Scheme would like to thank these organisations not only for supporting this year’s event but for their continued support in helping improve the image of construction.

Following Image of Construction, the Scheme asked guests for feedback so future events can build on this year’s success. Comments from attendees have included:

It was really well organised with a mixture of talks across a range of subjects.
It was a great experience, taking a lot away with us from the day. Really looking forward to next years!
Great networking opportunities and a good attitude by attendees to share knowledge and best practice. Very much enjoyed the day.
I enjoyed the event and took some valuable lessons away from it as well as some ideas.

The Scheme would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to each guest for making this year such a success, and hope that everyone attended found the day rewarding, informative and enjoyable.

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