Sites should strive to work closely with their local community and engage them with the project to show a positive image of the construction industry.
See the examples below for how one site addressed this:
- The site donated briquette makers to a local charity (Springboard) which supports the development of sustainable communities.
- Briquettes are blocks of compressed coal dust, charcoal, sawdust, paper etc which can be used as fuel and kindling for fires. The site also donated waste paper to make the briquettes.
- The briquettes are made by the charity and donated to a school for children with complex learning needs.
- The school can use the briquettes to burn on camp fires during school outings, encouraging the use of carbon neutral heat sources.
The briquette making will continue long after the project has concluded, demonstrating a lasting commitment to community engagement and promoting environmentally-friendly activities.
Monitor report. Farrans Construction & Victor Buyck JV. Tyne & Wear. July 2017.