Dublin Airport Authority site for Roadbridge becomes first in Ireland to win Considerate Constructors Scheme gold award

Roadbridge has achieved a first in Ireland, winning a Gold Award at the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s 2018 National Site Awards for its North Runway Construction Package 1 project at Dublin Airport.

This is the first project in Ireland to win a gold award following the launch of the Scheme in Ireland in 2017.

The Scheme registers around 8,000 construction sites, companies and suppliers in the UK each year and is a huge force for good, helping to encourage and support the construction industry to raise its standards in line with the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice.

The awards recognise Scheme-registered sites that have demonstrated the very highest levels of consideration in respect of the community, environment and workforce.

There were many examples of outstanding best practice on this project; especially singled out for praise was the “collaborative team working” in meeting all of the project’s challenges, with exceptional outcomes achieved across all five sections of the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice.

This national accolade was presented by CIF’s Director General Tom Parlon at Plaisterers’ Hall in the City of London on 24 April.

Considerate Constructors Scheme Chief Executive, Edward Hardy said: “To receive a gold award is a fantastic achievement for Roadbridge and Dublin Airport Authority. They have clearly embraced the highest standards expected by the Scheme, demonstrating exceptional performance in considerate construction and a commitment to improving the image and reputation of our industry.”

Conor Gilligan, Roadbridge’s Managing Director said: “Roadbridge are absolutely delighted to have won the first Gold Award on an Irish registered project for the North Runway Construction Package 1, at Dublin Airport.  This award is a testament to the dedicated project and support team at Roadbridge and also to the excellent collaborative working relationship throughout the works between ourselves and the daa team.  We look forward to continuing registering further Irish projects with the Considerate Constructors Scheme, as it is an excellent means of driving improvements across the company.  The Scheme fits in very well with our core ethos of being a good neighbour.”

daa’s Maurice Hennessy, who is the executive lead for the North Runway Project said he congratulated Roadbridge and the North Runway team on winning the award.  “This is a fantastic award for North Runway to win. It is of particular significance to daa that our corporate values align with those of the Considerate Constructor Scheme. We are hugely focussed on the positive culture of safety and respect that it promotes and reaffirms, as well as a commitment to ongoing open communication with our neighbours throughout the works. North Runway is the most important project that Ireland will build in a generation as it will drive growth in tourism, connectivity and jobs for decades to come. We are delighted at Roadbridge’s success and commend them, and daa’s project delivery team, on their commitment to the principles of the Considerate Constructors Scheme.”

Pictured above: Peter Byrne (Roadbridge Quality & Environmental Manager); Martin Doherty (daa Environmental Manager); Edward Hardy (Chief Executive, Considerate Constructors Scheme); Cathal O’Kane (Roadbridge Project Manager); Tom Parlon (Director General, Construction Industry Federation); Les Ffrench (daa NRCP1 Construction Project Manager); Ivan Conway (Roadbridge UK H&S Manager).

The Considerate Constructors Scheme is a UK based non-profit, independent organisation founded in 1997 by the construction industry to improve its image.

Construction sites, companies and suppliers voluntarily register with the Scheme and agree to abide by the Code of Considerate Practice. The Code commits those registered with the Scheme to care about appearance, respect the community, protect the environment, secure everyone’s safety and value their workforce.

The Scheme monitors any area of construction activity that may have a direct or indirect impact on the image of the industry as a whole.

The Scheme provides the Best Practice Hub, a comprehensive online resource showcasing best practice in the construction industry. The Best Practice Hub hosts a wealth of tips, expertise, guidance and case studies to help constructors learn from their peers and raise industry standards.