One important aspect of demonstrating commitment to improving the image of the industry is outward appearance. Being the industry’s shop windows, construction sites are living endorsements of the industry and, as such, can attract or repel future workers. During the summer, we launched our ‘Construction’s First Impressions’ campaign to help project teams elevate standards of site appearance and encourage the next generation of workers into the industry. The initiative was developed in collaboration with a team of our Partners’ graduates. The success of our Best Practice Hub grows year on year and in 2017, we expanded our e-learning courses to include two further key topics: Preventing illegal working and Mental health awareness. Over 24,000 courses have been completed so far and there have been more than 1.9 million views of the Hub. I would like to personally thank all who continue to support the Scheme and also all those involved in running and delivering what has become the industry standard for considerate best practice. I look forward to us all achieving even greater success in 2018 and beyond. Isabel Martinson MBE Executive Chairman, Considerate Constructors Scheme Foreword 2017 has been yet another fantastic year for the Considerate Constructors Scheme, as it marked the 20th anniversary of the Scheme and the year we reached the impressive milestone of registering our 100,000th site. The formal launch of our Ultra Sites initiative in 2017 was a huge achievement for the industry. Ultra Sites are the beacons of best practice, driving exceptional performance by making a commitment to greater collaboration with the supply chain and setting the standard of best practice in construction. We look forward to more sites across the UK and Ireland making this pledge to both the Scheme and the industry. The Scheme is proud to have literally put construction on the map in 2017 by pioneering the industry’s online Construction Map. This interactive tool provides the industry and public with the ability to view all Scheme-registered construction activity, both locally and across the UK and Ireland. With increased commitment to the Scheme comes greater expansion and we are proud to have extended our registrations to Ireland, going international in May. This expansion is fundamental in helping the Irish construction industry to instigate positive, long-lasting change and we now look forward to growing the Scheme’s presence there.