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03 July 2018 | Updated 06 July 2018
 

The top players - the Ultra Sites - in the Considerate Constructors Scheme are to be recognised at the first National Ultra Site Awards.

Ultra Sites have met the objective to achieve integration of a contractor’s supply chain to meet and exceed the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice. They are the highest level of attainment within the Considerate Constructors Scheme - the organisation established to improve the image of construction.

The inaugural National Ultra Site Awards - will take place on July 12  in central London. They represent significant progress in how construction sites, the supply chain and clients are working together to raise standards throughout the construction process. 

Ultra Sites will be eligible to win Awards in nine categories. Each category represents the key attributes of being an exceptional Ultra Site. They are:

Client Recognition Award

Collaboration Award

Community Engagement Award

Construction’s First Impressions Award

Environmental Best Practice Award

Future Constructors Award

Innovation of the Year

Supply Chain Recognition Award

Workforce Wellbeing Award

One Award winner from across the nine categories listed above will also be recognised with the highest honour - receiving the title of ‘Ultra Site of the Year’.

Ultra Sites are recognised by industry and government as an important mechanism in helping to improve the image of the construction industry. This year’s awards are being presented by Dr David Hancock, Construction Director at the Infrastructure and Projects Authority at the Cabinet Office.

Ultra Sites were officially launched in February 2018 following a 24-month pilot with a consortium of some the country’s leading contractors and clients. Considerate Constructors Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy said: “The National Ultra Site Awards represent a significant chapter in the progress of the construction industry to reach new levels of considerate construction across the entire supply chain."

Dr David Hancock said: “The industry is facing new challenges around how it operates and it is crucial for the industry to promote a positive image and continue to strengthen its reputation. I am pleased to see how the concept of collaboration, through the Ultra Sites model, has rapidly begun to establish itself as a beacon for what can be achieved when the industry works together, to strive for the highest standards.”

Picture: One Award winner from across the nine categories listed above will also be recognised with the highest honour - receiving the title of ‘Ultra Site of the Year’.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 03 July 2018

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