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Knowing your carbon footprint

Published 26 May 2017 | Written by Elaine Woodburn
CategoriesCarbon footprint reporting Notice board Promoting achievements

When we know what our carbon footprint is then we can act. GRAHAM Construction and Low Level Waste Repository Ltd therefore calculated the carbon footprint of their Engineering, Design and Construction Framework (EDCF). It is important to the framework that once the footprint was calculated that it was displayed in a manner which was easily understandable and relevant to all…


Comprehensive company social media plan

Published 12 May 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunication Promoting Construction campaign Social media Updates Websites

Construction companies need to project a positive and professional image to secure business and improve the image of the industry. A key way of doing so is by having a presence on social media. See the examples below for how one company achieved this: The company appointed a dedicated Marketing and Communications Officer to focus on social media. They now…


Housing developer site sign board

Published 14 March 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBranding Communication First Impressions campaign Initial impressions Signage

The exterior appearance of a construction site not only represents the project itself, but the entire industry. It is important that sites display important information outside their sites to help promote a positive image of the industry. See the examples below for how one house developer promoted the site, company and industry: The team was tasked with creating a site…


Business cards and PPE showcasing CCS awards

Published 31 January 2017 | Written by Jeremy Bayliss
CategoriesPublic Scheme posters/banners Scheme vehicle stickers Workforce

Clearly Renovations Ltd are always trying to find opportunities to support and promote the Considerate Constructors Scheme. When we won the 2014 Silver award we thought it would be a good idea to take an image of the award and reduce it and install on the back of our business cards. We did this in 2014 and then again when…


Championing CCS values

Published 16 January 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan

Promoting the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s values shows an individual effort to lead by example. The examples below show how one site manager demonstrated this: The site manager has demonstrated innovation and initiative by his championing of CCS values and principles beyond his own to site, to create changes to client restrictions, and assist other contractors to raise their compliance with…


Inspirational reception trophy cabinet

Published 19 December 2016 | Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesRecognition Reward

One of our five business values is to ‘Develop, value and respect our people’, which aligns with Valuing our Workforce. As part of celebrating the great work our team do, we have been recognised by regional, national and international peers for our innovative work through various award schemes. We have now installed an illuminated glass trophy cabinet in our main…


Managing fit out waste

Published 25 November 2016 | Written by Richard Charlesworth
CategoriesPlastics and packaging Recycle Reduce

As the Lillie Square project was evolving from superstructure and cladding towards utilising fit-out trades, the project held a ‘managing fit-out waste workshop’ with subcontractors. The purpose of the session was to help raise awareness about the importance of waste on the project and to also discuss ways in which waste could be reduced. The workshop covered a number of…


Knowledge sharing of embedded sustainability

Published 16 November 2016 | Written by Richard Charlesworth
CategoriesSustainable solutions Sustainable source

On Tuesday 27th September 2016, the Lillie Square project presented its approach of embedding sustainability and displayed their current sustainability performance in two sessions to the industry to help share lessons learned. The presentations were part of a series of events for World Green Building Week, which aims to “create a public conversations about the role buildings play in our…


Encouraging hybrid travel

Published 16 November 2016 | Written by Julie Brooks
CategoriesEnergy saving measures Minimised fuel use Travel plans Workforce

To support green and hybrid travel we have now had a second electric charging point added at our head office. Our first charging point was added in 2015 and this was followed by a member of staff getting a plug-in hybrid car that they charge at work during the day so that all of their daily commute is totally powered…


Re-using hard hats to create temporary biodiversity

Published 14 November 2016 | Written by Jenni Ormiston
CategoriesEntrance First Impressions campaign Initial impressions Re-use Recycle

Sir Robert McAlpine’s Quartermile Q3 project in Edinburgh re-used hard hats as planters. This diverted waste from skips and landfill, and temporarily increased biodiversity on site in the city centre. This also helped to enhance site appearance at the same time.


Newsletters focused on each section of the CCS Code

Published 25 October 2016 | Written by London City Island
CategoriesCommunication First Impressions campaign Initial impressions

Here at London City Island we have decided to give a new vision to our newsletter and divide it in five Sections, to be able to focus on all news and give better updates to our neighbours and workforce. We believe that the first impression is very important and trying to work in most efficient and organised manner. We have…


A game for improving environmental hazard spotting

Published 10 October 2016 | Written by Zebrina Hanly
CategoriesAwareness Involvement Risk information Site environmental plan Workforce

The Challenge At our site, reporting of environmental near misses and close calls were poor and it was clear many of the operatives were struggling to identify what environmental hazards might actually be and toolbox talks and posters were not working. Training was needed – but for a 300 strong diverse workforce how could we develop effective training? Many on…


Investors in People Gold Award

Published 10 October 2016 | Written by Mark Dixon
CategoriesEmployed Energy saving measures Equality Inclusion Sustainable solutions Training

Westleigh are proud to have been awarded gold status again in 2016 for investors in people, recognising our commitment to the value of learning, training and development for all employees. The gold national standard aims to improve the way we work, increasing organisation, efficiency, development and communication for our workforce. Westleigh are committed to training and learning that helps its…


Be proud of your achievements – Site Management displaying their CCS Awards

Published 12 September 2016 | Written by Gabriel Square Project
CategoriesBranding Legacy

It is important that we are always proud of our achievements, no matter how big or small they are. By staying positive we are allowing ourselves to gradually build up our success. No matter how big or small our achievements are we look at them as a reminder that we are still improving and we will always be grateful for…


Green hoarding at site entrance

Published 15 August 2016 | Written by Gabriel Square Project
CategoriesAir quality Enclosures First Impressions campaign Green purchasing Harvesting rainwater Improvement Initial impressions Planting

Gate 4 is the entrance/ exit for all operatives working on the Gabriel Square Project. This gate is also located on a closed road, surrounded by residential houses. Thinking about the appearance of the building site and wanting to be more environmental friendly we have decided to urban green the entrance to the gate. Flower pods have been installed on the hoarding…