Sunday, April 5, 2009

Black & Veatch site named UK's 'most considerate'

A Black & Veatch Ltd project has been identified as the UK's Most Considerate Site 2009 by the Considerate Constructors Scheme for its Glenfarg Water Treatment Works project in Scotland.

Steve Mason and George Smart, both project managers on the site, collected the award. 

Mason explained that the award was achieved as a result of close collaboration with the local community. Preliminary consultations were carried out before going on site, followed up by regular meetings with locals.

From the start of operations the site team arranged work programmes to keep any disruption to a minimum, including the re-scheduling of some major works to coincide with school holiday times.

Clean, safe and well-signed passage was observed to be in place around the works area and a well-constructed traffic plan was constantly updated to meet the changing needs of community.


Black & Veatch site named UKs most considerate


In addition, the site team involved themselves in a number of community-support initiatives including school projects and fund-raising for the village hall.

Of the 7,000 sites visited as part of the scheme 560 received awards, across nine days of presentations in Edinburgh, Manchester and London. The Gold Award was given to 64 sites.

Norman Reed, chairman of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, commented: "In this difficult economic climate, it is encouraging and gratifying to be able to reward sites for their extremely high standards of considerate site practice."

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