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Electric Vehicle Car Points in Project Car Park

Published 21 June 2021 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesEfficient fuel use Energy saving measures Hybrid/electric plant Sustainable solutions

This contractor installed electric vehicle car charge points within the car park of their project. Eight electric car charging points have been installed within the temporary accommodation compound car park. With many people now having hybrid or fully electric cars and the focus on becoming more sustainable, the electric vehicle car charge points will be a great asset for their…


GIS Isochrone Mapping

Published 24 May 2021 | Written by Tom O'Reilly
CategoriesEfficient fuel use Energy saving measures Investigation Planning Travel plans

At this contractor, typically the decision to select a waste management company will be determined by which member of the supply chain has put themselves forward to cover a certain postcode area. Whilst location is generally the main factor behind a waste companies decision to provide their service in a select area, many are happy to travel significant distances which…


Solar Powered Pedestrian Beacons with iBeacon Technology

Published 20 May 2021 | Written by Philip Kissane
CategoriesAccess/egress Barriers Driver information Efficient energy use Energy from renewable sources Energy saving measures Footpaths and diversions Protected and controlled access Roads Traffic marshal

On this project as part of the refurbishment works to be carried out on the Admin building, the company’s operations staff and management had to be relocated to temporary accommodation to facilitate the work. In line with relocating their operations staff and management a traffic management plan was implemented to provide safe access and egress to and from the temporary…


HVO Green D+ Fuel Trials

Published 26 April 2021 | Written by Lynne Potter
CategoriesAir quality Hybrid/electric plant Plant and machinery Working methods and equipment

This contractor is using HVO Green D+ as an alternative fuel type made from Hydro Treated Vegetable Oil to replace white diesel. The fuel reduces emissions, NOx and particulate matter, greatly improving air quality. The contractor are currently using the HVO fuel in their welfare van and the site road sweeper. Going forward they will be suppling two forklifts for…


Sprinkler System to Control Dust

Published 7 April 2021 | Written by Larisa Noaca
CategoriesAir quality Dust Dust prevention Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Construction dust can cause lung cancer, asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and silicosis to name a few. Therefore workers are the most exposed to developing these diseases, because many common construction tasks can create a large amount of dust. Especially waste disposal and recycling processes can be responsible for this, and have adverse impact on primarily the workers’ health, but…


Using Alternative Fuels to Improve Air Quality and Carbon Reduction

Published 18 March 2021 | Written by Jane King
CategoriesAir quality Hybrid/electric plant Plant and machinery

On the University of Salford SEE project they are using Green D+ fuel as part of its plans to improve local air quality and reduce the carbon footprint of the construction process. Green D+ HVO is an enhanced Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil manufactured from 100% renewable and sustainable waste derived raw materials, accepted by the Road Transport Fuel Obligation and certified…


Geopura Hydrogen Generator

Published 22 February 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnergy from renewable sources Energy saving measures Sustainable solutions

The contractor are in discussion with Geopura to bring a new hydrogen generator to site to replace a diesel unit, thereby producing zero emissions. There are a limited number of these units in use and only a handful of sites have trialled them in the country. The hydrogen is delivered by tanker, and manufactured using a renewable energy source. To…


Remotely Controlled Floor Screeding

Published 22 February 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Plant and machinery Reduce Working methods and equipment

On this project floor screeding is being carried using a self-contained large lorry which is computer and remotely controlled to mix sand and cement in 45 seconds and then pumps the screed to the workplace. The lorry arrives on site preloaded with cement and sand. Whilst the vehicle returns to the depot to be filled with cement the sand can…


Reducing Emissions with a Diesel Alternative

Published 8 February 2021 | Written by Chris Dransfield
CategoriesEfficient fuel use Energy from renewable sources Plant and machinery

This project is reducing their carbon emissions by using an alternative fuel to diesel. They have started trialling the use of Green Diesel and Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO). HVO is a fossil free fuel made from 100% renewable raw materials and will be supplied to the project for use in both their generators and other plant machinery. Throughout the trial…


Indoor Air Quality Wellbeing Plants

Published 1 February 2021 | Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesAir quality Healthy lifestyle advice Stress

In order to provide a better work environment for staff on the project they decided to implement a wellbeing activity. This activity looked at the beneficial impact of natural vegetation (notably indoor plants) and it’s beneficial physiological effects on employee wellbeing. Poor indoor air quality can have negative impacts upon our health therefore these plants have been specifically chosen for…


Electric Forklift

Published 7 December 2020 | Written by Claire Murray
CategoriesEfficient fuel use Energy saving measures Hybrid/electric plant Plant and machinery Reduce

The project team successfully trialled an electric forklift on site at Western Yards. The forklift has zero emissions at point of use, is battery powered and provides up to 8 hours of run time. The electricity supply at Western Yards is on a green tariff, meaning that the electric forklift provides a 100% reduction in emissions compared to a diesel…


Knauf Spray Plaster

Published 18 November 2020 | Written by Barney Sparrow
CategoriesAir quality Energy saving measures Improvement Reduce Reporting and offsetting Spill control Sustainable solutions

As an internal wall finish the project team have carried out a method of preparing the internal walls for finish, which was the Knauf Airless Finish which is a highly efficient spray applied alternative to traditional plaster for finishing walls and ceilings. From a CO2 perspective, transport costs will be similar to traditional products. This is because the airless plaster…


Taking Control of Air Quality

Published 10 November 2020 | Written by Alice Ashpitel
CategoriesAir quality Idling vehicles Plant and machinery

Mace worked with EMSOL to use Bluetooth tags to track vehicle movements to site and associate these movements with air quality emissions around the site during concrete frame construction . The aim of this trial was to help provide insight into how deliveries to site were impacting local air quality and provide a proof concept for the system to enable…


Electric Mobile Tower Crane

Published 10 November 2020 | Written by Abi Inskip
CategoriesEfficient fuel use Hybrid/electric plant Plant and machinery Reduce

In addition to the tower crane on site, this project have also used an additional electric mobile tower crane. This was hired to feed the opposite side of the building and to work in conjunction with the tower crane already in use. Whilst the crane uses diesel to drive between sites, once parked and working, the crane runs off of…


Electric Bike

Published 26 October 2020 | Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesEfficient fuel use Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Reduce Worker fatigue

Due to the site having two sections that are a 1 mile round trip and the site manager having medical issues the site team purchased an electric bike. Visiting between sites can happen several times a day and can add up to 10 plus miles during the course of the day. Having the electric bike also assists with a faster…