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NRMM Quality Assurance Template

Published 2 January 2018 | Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesAir quality Mobile machinery

The team at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Development (Mace) have devised an Non Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) Quality Assurance (QA) document to ensure compliance is achieved. The project has planning conditions that stipulate all plant on site should adhere to a certain standard with relation to the EU Emission Stage for plant engines. To ensure the site was compliant with…


Electric Concrete Pump

Published 29 November 2017 | Written by Richard Charlesworth
CategoriesAir quality Noise

The Royal Albert Hall project is utilising an electric concrete pump on site to help minimise environmental impacts. The pump uses a rotating screw to pump the concrete down the lines as opposed to a traditional piston pump which can be noisy. The pump not only reduces carbon emissions compared with traditional alternatives, it also improves the air quality of…


Air Pollution – National Clean Air Day

Published 29 November 2017 | Written by Lisa Zdravkovic
CategoriesAir quality Awareness Campaigns Environmental policy promoted Newsletter Newsletter

In June 2017, Balfour Beatty participated in the UK’s first ever National Clean Air Day. National Clean Air Day provides an opportunity for the country to come together and improve air quality through collective action. Birmingham City Council prompted all local businesses to participate, which led to Balfour Beatty staff working on the Sutton New Hall Cemetery Extension arranging a…


Maximising Excavated Waste Removal via Barge

Published 21 November 2017 | Written by Matt Brinklow
CategoriesReduce Travel plans

The Northern Line Extension project involves the construction of two brand new underground stations (Nine Elms and Battersea), two ventilation shafts (Kennington) and two 3km long tunnels that extend the existing Northern Line out to Battersea. Constructing this generates a huge amount of excavated material, which FLO were challenged to find a beneficial reuse for. It was clear early on…


Living wall on a building redevelopment

Published 7 November 2017 | Written by Darren Pope
CategoriesAir quality Building maintenance First Impressions campaign Initial impressions Planting

To improve and enhance the standard and sustainability of our immediate environment on the LSE CBR project, a living wall was installed to the external face of the welfare cabins facing the LSE library and seating area of the John Watkins Plaza. This was installed by fixing timber battens into the cabins and then hanging the planter boxes with plants…


Muck Away Lorry Tracker App

Published 7 November 2017 | Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesIdling vehicles Minimised fuel use Timings

Mace is working with Getjar and Walsh to implement the Fleetmatics Reveal app to monitor, call in and locate the muck away lorries carrying materials to and from the project. The app monitors whether a lorry is moving, paused or stopped on break through a traffic light colour coding system. By using the app, Mace can ensure that we are…


Loading Design Guidance

Published 26 September 2017 | Written by Michael Barratt MBE
CategoriesAccess/egress Cycle safety Guidance Idling vehicles Timings Traffic management Unloading

In 2014-15, HGVs were involved in 25% of pedestrian fatalities and 60% of cyclist fatalities. The long term impacts from Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and Particulate Matter (PM10), of which a large proportion comes from HGVs, are the cause for over 9,000 deaths each year in London. Negative impacts can often occur when loading facilities are either poorly designed or can…


Strategic HGV holding areas

Published 18 September 2017 | Written by Michael Barratt MBE
CategoriesAccess/egress Traffic management

HGVs are a major contributor of pollution displaced on all road networks. The long term impacts, especially from Nitrogen Dioxide and Particulate Matter are the cause for over 60,000 deaths each year in the UK. In London, during 2014/15 HGVs were involved in 25% & 60% of pedestrian and cyclist fatalities respectively, therefore HGVs are also a key focus for…


Portable Emissions Monitoring

Published 29 August 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Carbon footprint reporting Mobile machinery

Air pollution is a huge concern for major cities in the UK, particularly London. Non-road mobile machinery is responsible for approximately 10% of nitrogen oxides and particulate matter emissions in London, so construction sites should be particularly conscious of their impact on the environment. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site was aware that there…


Clean Construction Code

Published 29 August 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesOccupational health risks

The health and wellbeing of the workforce should be a main priority for construction sites. Occupational health risks are particularly important in this industry, and sites must demonstrate a clear commitment to creating a safe work environment. See the examples below for how one site tackled this issue: Developed a Clean Construction Code, in conjunction with the WELL Standard, which…


Early Doors Agreement

Published 29 August 2017 | Written by Michael Barratt MBE
CategoriesIdling vehicles Minimised fuel use Timings

Asking HGV drivers to arrive at site exactly at 8am to begin loading/unloading is challenging especially on heavily congested roads. Not only does this cause driver stress but can result in unwanted behaviours. Often drivers’ set off and arrive early to avoid peak traffic. HGVs are frequently observed being parked outside site gates, on residential or main roads, on footways…


Hybrid Concrete Truck Emission Reductions

Published 17 August 2017 | Written by CWCL Sustainability Team
CategoriesAir quality Post-completion impact

It is important to recognise that a site’s environmental impact goes well beyond the site boundary. A significant environmental impact of construction is in the production of the materials used, but it is also important to consider the impact of their transportation at both a local and wider level. Although concrete batching plants are often in reasonably close proximity to…


Environmental Briefing Cards for Drivers

Published 15 August 2017 | Written by Stuart Laycock
CategoriesIdling vehicles Training Workforce

At Battersea PowerStation Phase 2 the site Environmental Team have developed a series of ‘flash’ cards which are given to vehicle drivers by the Site Traffic Marshals as they wait to access the site. These cards provide some information and facts about the environmental impact their vehicles have when idling. This has been a great way to provide information and…


Construction Logistics Plan

Published 26 June 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCLOCS Traffic management Traffic management arrangements

A Construction Logistics Plan (CLP) is an important tool for planners, developers and those working in the construction industry. Having  a CLP will help to reduce the impact construction traffic has on local communities in relation to congestion, pollution and noise. A good plan will not only benefit the environment but also reduce costs as this promotes efficient working practices…


Clean Air Campaign

Published 1 June 2017 | Written by CWCL Sustainability Team
CategoriesAir quality Campaigns Idling vehicles Workforce

Canary Wharf Contractors’ New District project in Canary Wharf have promoted the Clean Air Campaign in London, which encourages drivers to turn off their engines when not in use. The campaign is aimed at improving London’s air quality. Canary Wharf Contractors partnered with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to set up a stand in the lorry holding area on site…