Roughan & O’Donovan (ROD) has become a registered professional with the Considerate Constructors Scheme - an initiative established by the construction industry to promote a positive culture of safety and respect on construction sites, within the local community and the environment impacted by construction activity.

As a registered professional, ROD is committed to ensuring the highest consideration towards the community, environment and its workforce in all its Irish and UK-based projects.

‘Attaining the highest standards possible on our projects is very important to us; it helps us not only win repeat business but also attract the very best people to work with us,’ said ROD’s Marc Jones.

‘Registration shows our clients, contractors and the wider community that we take construction standards seriously and are committed to improving the image of the construction industry,’ added Jones. 

ROD leads the way

Chief Executive of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, Edward Hardy, said: ‘We are thrilled to welcome Roughan & O’Donovan as the first consulting engineers in Ireland to become a registered professional with the Scheme. 

'Roughan & O’Donovan is demonstrating its commitment to raising its standards in considerate construction to help improve the image of our industry, and we look forward to more Irish and UK professional organisations joining the Scheme and realising the many benefits it offers,’ he added.

Background to the Considerate Constructors Scheme

The Considerate Constructors Scheme is a not-for-profit, independent organisation founded by the construction industry in 1997 to improve its image.

The Scheme contends that if all those working across the construction industry presented an image of competent management, efficiency, awareness of environmental issues and above all neighbourliness, then they would become a positive advertisement, not just for themselves but for the industry as a whole.

Construction sites, companies, suppliers, clients and professional service organisations voluntarily register with the Scheme and agree to abide by its Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements.

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.

Around 8,000 construction sites, companies, suppliers, clients and professional service organisations register with the Scheme each year.  

In 2017, the Considerate Constructors Scheme launched registration in Ireland.