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132kV Cable Protection Measures

Published 24 August 2020 | Written by Rachael Finlay
CategoriesCarbon offsetting Green purchasing Reduce Sustainable solutions

Our works on the Glasgow Airport Investment Area (GAIA) project involved providing protection measures to a series of fragile high voltage (132kv) cables which one of our new roads has to cross. Preliminary proposals for the protection measures involved a series of steel-reinforced concrete beams spanning an array of reinforced concrete piles. This solution was highly carbon-intensive, and the asset…


Net Zero Carbon Site

Published 8 April 2020 | Written by Lucy Austin
CategoriesAir quality Campaigns Carbon footprint reporting Carbon offsetting Environmental policy promoted Promoting achievements Re-use Recycle Reduce Site environmental plan

Sir Robert McAlpine are preempting legislative changes by pledging Net Zero Carbon by 2024. Contributing to this, Battersea Phase 3a has been operating as a Net Zero Carbon site since January 2020. The project Net Zero Carbon strategy covers all operational emissions (gas, fuel and electricity on site) and involves offsetting 115% of our outputs. Our offsetting occurs both locally…


Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Speed Cameras

Published 8 April 2020 | Written by Gino Salvatore
CategoriesAir quality Energy saving measures Hybrid/electric plant Implementation Minimised energy use Minimised fuel use 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 footprint reporting Carbon offsetting Hybrid/electric plant Minimised fuel use Plant and machinery

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 footprint reporting Carbon offsetting Monitoring

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…


One Planet Living Participation

Published 16 March 2020 | Written by Aaron Hackett
CategoriesCarbon footprint reporting Carbon offsetting Minimised energy use Minimised fuel use Recycle Sustainable solutions

The One Planet Living framework aims to conserve the earth’s resources and tackle the emerging climate and ecological crisis. Integrating sustainability into construction projects is key to achieving this. For this reason, One Planet living has been adopted and promoted onsite in Bonham Quay. A number of commitments have been made by the site in the areas of: Health and…


Sharing Passivhaus Knowledge

Published 9 March 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesReduce Supply chain Sustainable source Trade contractors Training

Kier’s St Sidwells Point project has been designed to the Passivhaus standard. This means that once finished, the leisure complex will use significantly less energy for heating and cooling than an average building of similar size and facilities. In order to share industry knowledge, the development team and principal contractor has integrated the design and construction processes within a training…


Carbon Offsetting and Environmental Legacy

Published 9 March 2020 | Written by Nathan Calderwood
CategoriesAir quality Carbon offsetting Goodwill work Planting Trees

As a project team, we discussed what we could do, over and above the ‘norm’, to leave an environmental legacy. Having looked at various options for this, we decided to support the Scottish Woodland Trust by dedicating a quarter of an acre of woodland in an area east of the city. Not only did we feel that supporting the Woodland…


Eco Welfare

Published 9 March 2020 | Written by Victoria Chater-Lea
CategoriesCanteen Carbon footprint reporting Changing Drying Energy efficient accommodation Energy saving measures Green purchasing Laundering Minimised energy use Minimised fuel use Monitoring Sustainable solutions Toilets

Typically, mobile welfare facilities on site are powered by diesel generators and generate carbon emissions when in use. The mobile eco welfare cabin used on one of the projects at Ferrovial Agroman’s Heathrow site uses a hybrid diesel and solar system resulting in much lower carbon emissions. Roughly, 88% of the time the welfare cabin is in use, it runs…


Earning the Carbon Literacy Trust Accreditation

Published 24 February 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCarbon footprint reporting Energy saving measures Minimised energy use Reduce Sustainable solutions

Galliford Try have been accredited as a Carbon Literate organisation by the Carbon Literacy Trust. Carbon Literacy is defined as ‘An awareness of the carbon costs and impacts of everyday activities and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions, on an individual, community and organisational basis’. Accreditation was achieved by delivering a training programme to their staff and supply chain…


Solar Welfare Van

Published 24 February 2020 | Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesAir quality Energy efficient accommodation Energy saving measures Green purchasing Implementation Minimised energy use Minimised fuel use 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
CategoriesHybrid/electric plant Minimised fuel use 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.


Prototype Pyrolysis Plant

Published 10 February 2020 | Written by Trish Schroeder
CategoriesEnergy saving measures Environmental policy promoted Implementation Re-use Recycle Sustainable solutions

This company has a policy to bring environmental/ecological benefit to the area and natural environment whenever appropriate. The Environment Agency have announced that they will be classifying all demolition wood arising from projects as “hazardous waste” with effect from July 2020, unless proven otherwise. The company know this will create a real problem for the demolition and construction industry, so…


Carbon Management in Infrastructure Projects

Published 3 February 2020 | Written by Bekki Lancaster
CategoriesCarbon footprint reporting Management policy Policy Reduce

Ferrovial Agroman has recently achieved PAS 2080:2016 certification through Heathrow Projects, the world’s first specification for managing whole-life carbon in infrastructure. The infrastructure sector is responsible for a significant amount of carbon emissions annually, with the UK Government setting ambitious reduction targets, it is essential to implement a framework for evaluating and managing carbon across the whole infrastructure value chain….


Time Clock Controlled Mains Water Supply

Published 3 February 2020 | Written by Patrick Smith
CategoriesReduce Sustainable solutions Water saving measures

The City Gate House project team installed a series of water efficiency measures (as part of the temporary services package) to reduce water consumption during construction. This included a time clock control on the mains site water meter, with a solenoid valve switching off the water supply to the entire site during non-working hours. This eliminates the risk of leaks…