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Diesel Generator: Air Quality Impacts

Published 19 March 2018 | Written by Matt Brinklow
CategoriesAir quality Hybrid/electric plant

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 was…


Efficient Management of Non Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM)

Published 19 March 2018 | Written by Michael Barratt MBE
CategoriesAir quality Plant and 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 Efficient 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…


NRMM Tagging System

Published 22 January 2018 | Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesDriver information Environmental policy promoted Initiatives Inspections Plant and 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…


Clean Air Day

Published 9 January 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Awareness Campaigns Idling vehicles Workforce

Clean Air Day encourages us all to think about air pollution and how we can improve air quality. The campaign asks people to reduce the amount of air pollution they create, talk to others about how to improve air quality, and avoid harmful air pollution. To participate in Clean Air Day you could consider the following: Host an awareness-raising event…


NRMM Emissions Testing

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

Mace have continued their work with Kings College London (KCL), attempting to tackle emissions and air quality issues within the UK. Having previously worked with KCL at the Television Centre site, Mace have progressed their work at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Development. Mace arranged for KCL to attend site and test Non Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) emissions to see whether…


NRMM Quality Assurance Template

Published 2 January 2018 | Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesAir quality Plant and 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…


Maximising Excavated Waste Removal via a 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 standards 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…


Loading Design Guidance

Published 26 September 2017 | Written by Michael Barratt MBE
CategoriesAccess/egress Cycle safety Guidance Idling vehicles Pedestrian safety 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 Pedestrian safety 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 management Plant and 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
CategoriesEfficient fuel use Idling vehicles Pedestrian safety 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…