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Air Quality Monitoring

Published 19 June 2018 | Written by Jack Simpson
CategoriesAir quality

Volatile organic compounds are common chemical contaminants found in offices and workplaces and are one reason for odours. A number of these compounds can be a health hazard for workers. Reducing exposure to these chemicals can lead to better health for workers. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention VOCs found in the workplaces can include: Paints, varnishes…


Clean Air Kits to measure NO2 levels on site and tackle air pollution

Published 11 June 2018 | Written by Heather Cornwell
CategoriesAir quality Goodwill work Improvement

Our site, Wyndham Park in Grantham, is a locally renowned green area for local residents. Due to the earth works we were introducing plant and machinery to the area, so as a considerate constructor we wanted to monitor and reduce the impact these machines would have on the ecosystem. To help site combat air pollution, Robert Woodhead Ltd ordered a…


Managing Indoor Air Quality

Published 11 June 2018 | Written by Suzanne Webster
CategoriesAir quality

External air quality caused by dust nuisance is actively managed whereas indoor air quality management can be overlooked. At our Greenwich site we have a committed approach to limiting dust and VOC exposure to our operatives and have undertaken the following steps; Air quality specialist reviewed working practices on site focusing on Drylining, Joinery and Drilling operations where a series…


Considerate Constructors Scheme ‘Construction Dust and Air Quality’ Guidance Note

Published 8 June 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Campaigns Guidance Guidance

As part of the scoring process, the Considerate Constructors Scheme issues guidance notes to our Monitors on key issues to advise them on best practices to look out for when visiting sites, companies and suppliers. Following the launch of ‘Spotlight on… air pollution’, the Scheme redoubled its efforts to encourage registered sites, companies and suppliers to minimise air pollution from…


Using exhaust filters to reduce air pollution

Published 4 June 2018 | Written by Andrew Shepherd
CategoriesAir quality

We wanted to introduce a clean air initiative on a student accommodation project due to the amount of plant that would be operating on site as we are situated in a fairly busy residential area. We contacted a supplier who manufactures heavy duty exhaust filters that can be fitted externally to items of plant, this filter kit removes 95% of…


Electronic Screed Pump

Published 4 June 2018 | Written by Kevin Shannon
CategoriesAir quality

As part of the site’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and disruption to its neighbours following the hand over of phases that bordered current working areas, the site team began to investigate what could be done to reduce the site’s impact on the environment. An area identified was the use of plant on site. Alternatives for the traditional plant…


Photocatalytic Hoarding: Breaking Down Pollution

Published 24 May 2018 | Written by Richard Charlesworth
CategoriesAir quality Enclosures

The Battersea Power Station Phase 3a project has demonstrated its commitment to innovation, sustainability and its workforce by installing a pollution-absorbing hoarding on-site. The project team worked with the manufacturer prior to product launch to install the substrate onto site hoarding and also set up monitors to understand what the real life impact is on a live construction project. Through…


Exhaust Fluids to Lower Diesel Emissions: AdBlue

Published 23 April 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Mobile machinery

Emissions regulations set by the EU and incorporated into UK law now require vehicle manufacturers to meet stringent emissions standards. In order to meet these standards, diesel vehicles often employ selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology that involves injecting precise amounts of a liquid into the vehicle exhaust. AdBlue is one of the most common of these systems. When the AdBlue solution…


Air pollution application

Published 27 March 2018 | Written by Ruby Lee
CategoriesAir quality Campaigns Programming

Here at Kidbrooke village we promote striving for good air quality for our community and operatives. We have posters around the site asking operatives to download the air quality app for London. This is to try and educate operatives on the importance of air quality and to remind them of the importance of minimising air pollution. To find out more…


Air pollution monitoring awareness poster

Published 26 March 2018 | Written by Oliver Richards
CategoriesAir quality Campaigns

As part of the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s current focus on environmental monitoring, in particular air pollution, Willmott Dixon at the Route 39 site have employed an air pollution monitoring poster to support the Scheme’s current focus and documentation. These signs are fixed across all site noticeboards in the site office, canteen and around the site to raise maximum awareness of…


Diesel Generator: Air Quality Impacts

Published 19 March 2018 | Written by Matt Brinklow
CategoriesAir quality

Prior to the availability of mains power the site offices and welfare units had to be powered by a diesel generator. This generator was located adjacent to the offices/ welfare and in conjunction with Kings College London air quality monitoring (particulates and black carbon) was undertaken. The monitoring station was located on the stairwell next to the canteen door (which…


Efficient Management of Non Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM)

Published 19 March 2018 | Written by Michael Barratt MBE
CategoriesAir quality Mobile machinery

Current estimates of NRMM emissions on construction sites indicate that they are responsible for 7% of NOx emissions, 14% for PM2.5 and 8% of PM10 emissions across the Capital. In 2014, the GLA released the Supplementary Planning Guidance document ‘The Control of Dust and Emissions from Construction and Demolition’. This document outlines the NRMM standards for new engine emissions in…


Emission Reduction Schemes

Published 5 February 2018 | Written by Henry Reynolds
CategoriesAir quality Minimised fuel use Reduce Travel plans

Morgan Sindall’s commercial fleet driver performance is managed through a tracker system. The best drivers each month are identified and the best driver each quarter receives a £150 cash prize. We also recently produced an online ‘Driver Safety for Car Drivers’ e-Learning module, making completion mandatory for all Morgan Sindall staff. The module highlights efficient driving techniques, including a top…


Company car selection incentives to reduce carbon emissions

Published 5 February 2018 | Written by Henry Reynolds
CategoriesAir quality Minimised fuel use Reduce Travel plans Workforce

At Morgan Sindall we are committed to improving the environment in which we work and live in. Reducing our carbon emissions and improving air quality is one way of doing this. Incentives are produced as part of the company car selection process, based on base model CO2 figures and deviation from the same. As stated in the company car policy:…


NRMM Tagging System

Published 22 January 2018 | Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesDriver information Environmental policy promoted Initiatives Inspections Mobile machinery

Mace at the Tottenham Stadium project have devised and implemented an NRMM (Non Road Mobile Machinery) tagging system in order to comply with the planning conditions imposed upon them by the GLA relating to air quality. All plant (NRMM) that meets a certain criteria is required to meet EU Emission Stage IIIA or above. In order to ensure that this…