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Environmental Performance and Report

Published 21 May 2019 | Written by Luke Smith
CategoriesActual vs target Air quality Carbon footprint reporting Carbon offsetting Energy saving measures Plastics and packaging Promoting achievements Sustainable solutions

The Wellington Place 7 and 8 project team, led by Dan Miller, has shown great leadership and professionalism by using their sphere of influence to achieve the environmental targets set at the beginning of the project. Highlights Include: 59% reduction in CO2 emissions from the following measures: 100% Renewable energy electricity supply, primary and secondary lighting circuits that reduce unnecessary…


Social Value Pioneers

Published 21 May 2019 | Written by Nick Wicks
CategoriesCorporate Social Responsibility action plan Residents

Construction companies are increasingly required by clients, councils and society as a whole to demonstrate how they are maximising the positive social value that they create. This is the value that people place on the changes that they experience in their lives, which may or may not be translatable into financial terms. It can also be negative or positive. As…


Promoting a Positive Image of Construction via Bus Promotion

Published 21 May 2019 | Written by Alex Ward
CategoriesBenefits Campaigns Careers advice Careers advice Promoting Construction campaign

The client operates a free bus services for operatives from the station to the site. Discussions are taking place to look at how the external of the bus can be used to promote: A positive image of construction Careers in construction Site achievements Removing myths in construction


Environmental Workshops: Saving Our Blue and Green Planet

Published 10 May 2019 | Written by Carol Kirby
CategoriesAwareness Goodwill work Plastics and packaging Residents Schools Wildlife

At Borras, we were looking for ideas to better engage with students within the schools that we work in. We touched upon the idea of developing an Environmental Workshop where the children could learn about how the construction industry is working towards sustainable development goals via a series of fun and hands-on learning activities. We have now developed a series…


Use of an Amazon Echo on Site

Published 8 May 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnergy efficient accommodation Reduce Sustainable solutions

On this site, there are approximately 24 staff and one secretary to assist with any queries or requests for them all. As a result, the secretary has lots of tasks to complete written down on post-its or paper notes, so to cut down on paper use, the site invested in an Amazon Echo (aka Alexa). This has also improved productivity…


Communication is Key

Published 8 May 2019 | Written by Brian Black
CategoriesCultural needs Diversity Inclusion Language differences Personal development

This initiative is for operatives of a multicultural workforce to sit down together and learn some basic language of other nationalities whilst on site. As it’s a very small site, these workmates need to be able to communicate well, and what better way to learn than as a group. However this practice does not have to be restricted to small…


Mobile Site Accommodation

Published 29 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCanteen Changing Recreation Rest Separate facilities Showers Worker fatigue

Mid 2018 saw GBM Demolition make the business decision to design and build a series of transportable site accommodation trailers. Each one features separate sleeping accommodation for up to five people, complete with TV, heating and individual en-suite bathrooms with showers, as well as a shared fully operational kitchen and mess facility. Each unit comes to site with the access…


Safe Access and Egress

Published 23 April 2019 | Written by Carolyne Ferguson
CategoriesAccess/egress Communicate initiatives Daily briefing Driver information Hazard board Protected and controlled access Traffic management

The SHE team working on the M23 SMART Motorways Project have recently implemented an initiative to improve the flow of information with regards to access and exit changes throughout the road works. Until recently, the team had relied on daily updates emailed out on a scale drawing, and the problem with that was that any changes throughout the day wasn’t…


Rebloc Vario Guard

Published 23 April 2019 | Written by Carolyne Ferguson
CategoriesTraffic management Traffic management arrangements

SMP M23 is the first project to use the Rebloc © – RB80SA_12 barrier. The Spur Road heading into Gatwick has always been a pinch point and as the main road into the airport, it was always going to be a difficult decision as to what type of TM would be suitable at this location. Gatwick Airport have been very…


M23 Smart Motorways: Talking to our Customers

Published 18 April 2019 | Written by Carolyne Ferguson
CategoriesCommunity notice board Facilities for visitors Public diversions Routes Traffic management arrangements Updates

‘The Talking Sign’ is a brand-new initiative designed by Kier in conjunction with Chevron, which is based on their intercom system normally used for residents awaiting escort through work areas. The Talking Sign was showcased recently at Gatwick Airport and was well received by stakeholders, Highways England and customers as it is the only ‘live’, up to the minute, works…


Colouring Construction: Educational Colouring In Calendar

Published 16 April 2019 | Written by Alison Cooper
CategoriesCommunity liaison Goodwill

The Grosvenor Square team originally wanted to create a calendar to provide the team, subcontractors and client with the important awareness dates throughout the year. This idea evolved into a multi-purpose calendar highlighting health and safety, wellbeing and education, by working with CLOCS and CCS, we created a colouring-in Grosvenor Square calendar. The aim was for the workforce and client…


QR code for NRMM Compliance Checking

Published 8 October 2018 | Written by Fiona Li
CategoriesSustainable solutions

To reduce impacts from diesel plants emissions, construction sites are required to fulfil certain NRMM emissions requirements under planning conditions. Site managers and sustainability managers would be required to carry out routine checking on NRMM on site to ensure compliance. To streamline the checking process, Mace has prepared QR Code stickers for NRMMs on site, which each QR Code links…