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Hybrid Tandem Roller

Published 26 May 2020 | Written by Gino Salvatore
CategoriesEfficient fuel use Hybrid/electric plant Plant and machinery

The A46 Upgrade & Anstey Lane Widening contract are currently using a Bomag BW 174 AP hybrid tandem roller. This tandem roller combines an innovative hydraulic accumulator with a diesel engine to create a highly efficient drive unit. The diesel engine covers the base load and the hydraulic hybrid accumulators the peak load with the result that fuel consumption and…

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Speed Cameras

Published 8 April 2020 | Written by Gino Salvatore
CategoriesAir quality Efficient energy use Efficient fuel use Energy saving measures Hybrid/electric plant Implementation Plant and machinery Sustainable solutions

As part of the traffic management system for the construction of a new grade separated junction on the A1 to the west of Grantham, a 50-mph speed limit is in place. This speed limit is enforced using remote speed cameras powered by a combination of solar panels and hydrogen fuel cells. This combination is noiseless in operation and omits no…

Cleaner Construction for London

Published 8 April 2020 | Written by Lucy Austin
CategoriesAir quality Campaigns Carbon management Efficient fuel use Hybrid/electric plant Plant and machinery Reporting and offsetting

Following the results of a recent Non-Road Mobile Machinery audit, Battersea Phase 3a was chosen for inclusion in the Greater London Authority’s new air quality campaign, Cleaner Construction for London. The campaign selected our project as a flagship to help promote exceptional emission standards operating in London to the wider UK, and international construction industry. The purpose of this is…

Air Quality Particle Detecting Meter

Published 8 April 2020 | Written by Costas Petrides
CategoriesAir quality Carbon management Dust Monitoring and reporting Reporting and offsetting

This portable handheld air quality particle detecting meter is used to monitor particulate matter (PM) concentrations in the air. It also measures air temperature and relative humidity. PM values ​​are colour coded and this visual system makes for easy recognition if PM levels become high. Dust particles that measure at 2.5 and PM10 can settle in our lungs, and the…

Solar Welfare Van

Published 24 February 2020 | Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesAir quality Efficient energy use Efficient fuel use Energy efficient accommodation Energy saving measures Implementation Sustainable procurement Sustainable solutions Vehicle enhancements

The Leeds projects have incorporated the latest Nixon Hire solar welfare van. The welfare van is environmentally friendly by offering: Solar Panels Low CO2 Emissions Silent run time Less oil use With such a large fleet of vans available, it made sense for us to investigate how solar power could reduce emission output and increase the efficiency of the vehicle’s…

Use of Electrical Powered Vehicle

Published 24 February 2020 | Written by Emma Gibson
CategoriesEfficient fuel use Hybrid/electric plant Reduce

The project team delivering the fit-out of units at Skypark in Glasgow City Centre, use an Electrical Powered Vehicle for transporting materials, tools and personnel around the site. This is environmentally friendly as it is electric and is charged on site. It is also beneficial for looking after the workforce by transporting their tools to the working area.

NRMM Information Leaflet

Published 3 February 2020 | Written by Ricardo Pinto
CategoriesAir quality Idling vehicles Plant and machinery

JRL Group are committed to helping London tackle one of the most significant environmental challenges currently facing the city – air pollution. One way we can contribute to resolving this issue is by ensuring all plant and machinery are compliant with the latest Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) requirements. JRL Group believe that taking a hands on approach to sharing information…

Internal Dust Monitoring

Published 27 January 2020 | Written by Kiu Tran
CategoriesAir quality Dust prevention

Where external air quality is actively managed on construction sites, Lendlease recognises that internal air quality, specifically while working in enclosed apartments, is often overlooked. Lendlease have responded by implementing practices to minimise or eliminate dust generation in work activities. Practices such as automatic collection of dust at source and ‘ban the broom’ policies are implemented on site, however there…

Low Emission Micro Turbines

Published 6 January 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Efficient fuel use Sustainable solutions

On their White City Living project, St James have been using modular micro turbines as a semi-permanent power supply. This power supply emits low levels of NOx emissions and high levels of oxygen (17 -18% oxygen rich). It is compliant with the EU’s Medium Combustion Plant and Non-Road Mobile Machinery Directives which regulate harmful emissions. It also goes beyond compliance…

Trees for Life

Published 17 December 2019 | Written by Raffaella Puricelli
CategoriesAir quality Landscaping Planting Reporting and offsetting Trees Wildlife

The Urmston Leisure Centre team planted 45 trees with the carbon offsetting initiative Trees for Life. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) recommends 30,000 hectares of woodland should be planted every year in the UK, and this may even need to rise to 50,000 hectares if other carbon reduction targets are not achieved. Planting trees helps to tackle climate change,…

Hiring Hybrid Plant

Published 21 October 2019 | Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesAir quality Carbon management Efficient energy use Efficient fuel use Hybrid/electric plant Plant and machinery Reduce Supply chain Sustainable solutions Working methods

Sisk is undertaking the groundworks and development infrastructure for Phase Two of the Homes England-owned Northstowe development, situated along the Oxford to Cambridge Arc (which has been described as a super highway of science and technology), it is fitting that the site is using some of the industry’s most advanced construction plant. Sisk are working in partnership with Lynch Plant…

Smartphone Connected Personal Air Quality Monitor

Published 15 October 2019 | Written by Matt Brinklow
CategoriesAir quality Awareness Monitoring and reporting

The Plume air pollution monitor is a compact, smartphone connected device that measures a variety of common outdoor and indoor pollutants including PM10, Nitrogen Dioxide and VOCs. It can connect to any smartphone through a free app and utilises the phone’s GPS to track and plot pollution levels on a map. As part of a campaign on air pollution, the…

Clean Air Day Air Quality Quiz

Published 2 September 2019 | Written by Kirsty Cuthbertson
CategoriesAir quality Awareness Campaigns Plant and machinery

In order to raise awareness of Clean Air Day, a quiz focusing on air pollution was sent out to the University of Glasgow Project Team. Questions covered areas such as health implications relating to air quality, indicators of local air quality, how to reduce exposure to air pollution and pollutants relating to Non Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM). The five participants…

PM10 Real Time Dust Monitors

Published 17 June 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Carbon management Dust Dust prevention Environmental policy promoted Initial environmental assessment Management Monitoring and reporting Site environmental plan

In order to set the highest standards in environmental monitoring and awareness, the E03 project has bought, installed and used two Aeroqual dust sentry real-time monitors. These PM10 dust monitors offer continuous, long-term monitoring in all conditions with notification emails being sent automatically, should the set limits be exceeded at any point during the construction stage (200μg/m3 as a 15…

Carbon Footprint

Published 17 June 2019 | Written by Martin McCann
CategoriesAir quality Carbon management Goodwill work Newsletter Planting Post-completion impact Promoting achievements Reporting and offsetting Trees

During our discussions about the project, we decided to focus on our impact on the environment at the Ardmore Hill site in Armagh. The site is a small social housing scheme located in a rural community in Armagh. We initially put plans in place to minimise the carbon footprint on the site through a car sharing programme, and using local…