There are a huge range of benefits in becoming an Ultra Site, which include:
- Achieving greater working relationships and gaining efficiencies through improved collaboration with the supply chain.
- Being recognised as an industry leader and being a ‘Beacon of Best Practice’ which all considerate constructors aspire to.
- Helping to attract and inspire the next generation of construction professionals.
- Providing unified and consistent communications with all project stakeholders.
- Attending regular development meetings and raising your profile amongst the industry.
- Promoting Ultra Site recognition with exclusive Ultra Site Scheme branding and signage, including five-star rating posters.
- Showcasing Ultra Site status through the Scheme’s national communication channels, such as the Scheme’s electronic newsletter, Industry Image, website news stories, case studies, social media and through unique PR opportunities, such as press activity and media interviews.
Additional monitoring and support
As well as the multiple benefits listed above, these sites will receive additional guidance and support from the Scheme’s most experienced Monitors. Prior to the awarding of Ultra Site status, an initial advisory meeting will be held. This meeting is designed to ascertain the site’s suitability to become an Ultra Site and to discuss the commitment required. It will enable the Monitor to establish proposals for subcontractor packages for the project and get an indication of the number of subcontractors and suppliers so that these registrations can be monitored.
Ultra Sites will also receive an advisory meeting before the first scored visit. The pre-visit meeting is a highly beneficial and unique aspect of an Ultra Site as the Monitor will provide a report detailing recommendations for improvements so that these can be implemented before the scored visit. The Ultra Site may also request another advisory meeting before the second scored visit. The Monitor will also assess registered companies and suppliers on the site, and the reports will be made available to the main contractor for review and analysis.