11 June 2020
Sponsored by Waterloo Air Products
ITC prides itself on its ability to deliver complex projects in a collaborative manner, and an ethos of collaboration provides both the foundations and the driving force of the company. They work concurrently on a large number of projects, including very technical and specific projects, spread across the South East of England all involving collaboration with subcontractors.
Across all areas of the business, communication and effective cooperation are emphasised on a daily basis, and new schemes are constantly being developed and extended - in response to feedback and research - in order to further promote successful relationships between contractors, subcontractors and clients. ITC values the investment of time and financial capital in the development and promotion of new strategies, practices and resources to promote collaborative working between and within all project teams towards mutually beneficial outcomes for their clients, sub-contractors and ITC people.
Their recent award of the internationally-recognised Investors In People Platinum accreditation was a result of being classed as ‘high performing’ in 7 out of 9 categories and 22 out of 27 themes - based on online survey results and onsite visit days. The categories in which ITC excelled included ‘leading and inspiring people’, ‘empowering and involving people’, and ‘living the organisation’s values and behaviours’. The judges noted how ITC aims to be an employer and partner that people actively want to work with.
As demonstrated by, amongst other schemes, ITC’s innovative and highly popular Collaborative Working Workshops (which ITC developed and now delivers internally and externally to share and generate ideas and improvements) and their online subcontractor portal software, collaborative working is an active part of ITC. Because they have seen the benefits of boosted team morale, health and safety policy adherence and quality of project delivery, ITC continues to pursue new ideas and invest in improving their internal and external collaboration.
ITC continually endeavour to work efficiently, to the highest safety and environmental standards, with the local communities in mind. ITC are keen to share their insights and lessons learned with the wider community of builders and constructors in the UK (and indeed globally) in order that the collective standard might be raised and best practice becomes the norm. One of the steps they are taking to achieve this is to roll out their Collaborative Working Workshops so that more members of the industry can participate.
About the Integration & Collaborative Working Award:
Collaborative working is central to the core values of Constructing Excellence and its drive for positive change in construction. It is most likely to manifest in the delivery of specific projects, however those who can demonstrate a culture across a series or programme of projects show leadership in a sustained approach. Integration of the supply chain, the client and end-users will normally lead to a better outcome satisfying all stakeholders.