Review of ITIOC 2014

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The Considerate Constructors Scheme’s ‘Improving The Image Of Construction’ (ITIOC) event ran for its second year, and was attended by over 250 industry professionals keen to learn more about considerate construction.

The event took place on the 17th September at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nottingham, and was attended by the Scheme’s Associate Members, Company Partners and Client Partners. A wide range of professions, including site managers, health and safety advisers and community liaison officers, were able to attend a number of workshops held throughout the day on various topics to help them understand the requirements of the Scheme and hear from other industry organisations.

The workshops that delegates could attend were:

Planning for a site visit

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David Watson, the Scheme’s Immediate Past Chairman, discussed preparation before a site visit

An experienced Scheme Monitor discussed how a site should prepare for a visit including discussions around key areas, common problems and how a site manager should best present the site’s activities and achievements.

Scoring exercise

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Monitor Malcolm Viccars leading the scoring exercise

An interactive workshop designed to help delegates gain a better understanding of how the scoring system works and how it is applied to sites of different sizes, types and locations.

Innovation

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Monitor and Past Scheme Chairman Robert Biggs discussed innovation

An open discussion regarding innovation, what the Scheme is looking for and how this applies to different sites.

How we won an award

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Carillion’s IMS Manager Dorothy Butters and Project Director John Currie discuss their One St. Peter’s Square project, the Scheme’s 2014 Most Considerate Site

Previous award winners explained what they did to reach the highest standards and achieve their awards. Workshop presenters included:

Ray Jones,Senior Agent for BAM Nuttall
Matt Maisey, Project Manager for Bowmer & Kirkland
John Currie & Dorothy Butters, Project Manager & Resident IMS Advisor for Carillion
James York, Community Relations Manager for Costain Skanska JV
Paul Barrett, Senior Site Manager for Morgan Sindall
Lara Da Rocha-Faria, Corporate & Social Responsibility Manager for Pochin Group
John Ginnelly,Senior PM for Simons Construction
Will Lawler, Site Manager for Simons Construction
Romina Luccardi, Performance Manager for VokerWessels UK

CITB

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Kate Lloyd presented the CITB workshop

Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) – A talk about Fairness, Inclusion and Respect explaining CITB’s role in the FIR activity, and looking at their Be Fair Framework which was launched in June.

TfL

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Glen Davies and Hannah White spoke at the TfL workshop

Transport for London focused on construction ‘logistics’, and discussed new industry standards that look out for vulnerable road users.

In between the workshops, attendees were also able to explore exhibition style stands provided by the Scheme as well as other industry bodies. Scheme hosted stands included information on the recently launched Supplier Registration, Ultra Sites and the Ivor Goodsite Hoarding Competition 2014 winners.

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The Scheme’s Supplier Registration stand

Other stands were hosted by CITB, Civic Voice, Construction Industry Publications Ltd, CRASH, Lighthouse Club, NHS Blood and Transplant, Prostate Cancer UK, TfL and The Prince’s Trust. The Scheme would like to thank these organisations for attending the event and for their support.

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Emma Brophy, Communications Manager for CRASH

The day provided a great opportunity for the attendees to learn about a wide range of Scheme related topics and meet other like-minded professionals from within the industry. Feedback from both those who attended the event, as well as those who hosted a stand or presentation, has been fantastic with many finding the day informative and engaging.

Emma Brophy, Communications Manager for CRASH, commented:

CRASH was delighted to be invited to take part in the ‘Improving the Image of Construction’ event in Nottingham. As the Construction Industry’s charity, the day was a great success in terms of raising our profile further and speaking with key decision making delegates. The day also provided us with an in-depth view of Considerate Constructors Scheme and the good work they do across the UK. All in all a well-organised, well-structured event, thank you.

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Prostate Cancer UK’s stand

Comments from delegates included:

An excellent day which I have taken a lot from – looking forward to putting new ideas into practice.

Really worthwhile and interesting to see the different aspects of the Scheme.

A well-run and attended event, everyone at our organisation enjoyed it and got a lot out of it.

All feedback received from those who attended will be used to improve future events.

The Scheme would like to thank everyone who attended the event and for their commitment to improve the image of construction.

To see more photographs of the event, please click here to visit the Scheme’s Facebook page