Honor Goodsite’s Big Build competition enables Scheme-registered organisations to reach out to community groups, such as schools or clubs, to help them design and build famous or imaginative buildings out of recyclable materials.
The Big Build Competition runs annually from September to December, but the Scheme is happy to register any interest for the competition throughout the year.
The Big Build is completely free to enter and allows children to think creatively about the environment and our impact upon it. The competition is a fantastic opportunity for contractors to engage with the public and also gives participants a window into the construction industry to see the varied, exciting jobs that come with it.
The Scheme received a whopping 32 entries in its first year including a variety of models ranging from a historic Viking Longhouse to a futuristic self-sustaining railway station. All contractors will need to do is approach a school or community group, set a date for the build, collect recyclable materials and then – build!
Considerate Constructors Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy said:
“The success of Honor’s Big Build highlights how Scheme-registered sites, companies and suppliers are committed to engaging with local schools and communities in order to improve the image of the industry and inspire future generations to join construction.
“Honor’s Big Build helps to deliver two really important messages to children; how exciting the construction industry is to work in, and how important protecting the environment is when creating buildings. We look forward to seeing even greater participation in this fantastic competition next year.”
The winning schools or community groups receive a £100 Amazon voucher and fun packs for the children who took part. Winning contractors receive a voucher for a free hire of an Honor Goodsite costume, valid for 12 months.
You can register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0800 783 1423.
To take a look at all of 2017’s entries – click here.