Stakeholder perceptions of the Considerate Constructors Scheme in UK construction

Watts, GN ORCID:, Higham, AP ORCID: and Alotaibi, A 2021, 'Stakeholder perceptions of the Considerate Constructors Scheme in UK construction' , ICE - Engineering Sustainability, 174 (1) , pp. 46-52.

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The Considerate Constructors Scheme was introduced in 1997 to improve the image of the UK construction industry and has grown dramatically with over 6,000 construction and infrastructure projects registered valued at £43 billion. Whilst evidence exists that the industry’s image is improving, there is little research into the CCS perceptions of those tasked with the schemes delivery. It is not clear if contractors engage with CCS willingly as proactive participants or succumb to the requirements of clients to simply win work. The aim of this paper is to gain an insight into contractor perceptions of CCS to ultimately aid clients and contractors in their delivery of the scheme, and ensure the CCS delivers the maximum benefit for stakeholders. A case study of a single infrastructure project registered with the CCS is utilised. All CCS documents were critically analysed, and interviews conducted with clients, the contractor and residents. The findings contribute to an unexplored area of research and reveal the motivations behind why a contractor engages with the CCS, the advantages and drawbacks in the scheme’s current enactment, and key lessons on how the CCS could be administered and delivered more effectively for the benefit of all stakeholders.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Journal or Publication Title: ICE - Engineering Sustainability
Publisher: Thomas Telford Ltd.
ISSN: 1478-4629
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Depositing User: USIR Admin
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2020 08:23
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 04:56

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