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Hybrid Greener RC Frame Choice

Published 19 May 2022 | Written by Max Jadav
CategoriesCarbon reduction Conserve of energy Conserve of resources Modern methods of construction Offsite construction Prefabrication

On this project the site boundary is the building boundary. To complicate building construction further two elevations, south and west, abut immediately to existing buildings. At a very early stage of the tender the contractor decided to change the designed 10 storey in-situ RC frame to a hybrid concrete frame. By changing all the vertical in-situ RC structural support elements…


Green Site Set Up with Huge Carbon Reductions

Published 19 May 2022 | Written by Anna Bennett
CategoriesCarbon reduction Green/renewable energy

This project is a 6-story commercial development Swindon that consists of new office space and surrounding public realm works. As part of the site and office setup, the project team analysed the cost and carbon emissions of traditional items or services and their green alternatives. 12 ‘green’ proposals were evaluated which ranged from procuring renewable sourced energy to retrofitting site…


Wet Mix Stabilisation of Dredged Material

Published 5 May 2022 | Written by Alan Tully
CategoriesCarbon reduction Lower embodied carbon content materials

The contractor developed a methodology to stabilise 6500m3 of wet dredged material (from the sea-bed) on site by utilising a modification of the existing ALLU system, using a site batched cementitious grout to mix with the dredged material to form a homogeneous mix that later cured into a weak concrete. The methodology ensured that this material could stay on site…


Heat Induction Paint Removal

Published 20 April 2022 | Written by David Carter
CategoriesDust Noise

This project used heat induction as an alternative to traditional grit blasting to remove existing intumescent paint from the structural steel frame. This method uses heat induction technology, similar to a heat induction hob, to break the chemical bonds between the intumescent paint and the steelwork, allowing it to be manually scraped off with minimal effort. The benefits of this…


Reducing Carbon Emissions from Welfare Cabins

Published 20 April 2022 | Written by Debra Colley
CategoriesInvestigation for environmental events

Intelligent online tools can allow users to see what CO2, energy, and cost savings can be made by selecting environmentally friendly products. As many industries are now aware, the UK has signed into law, via the climate change act, that the country will be net-zero by 2050. This means that calculating your carbon footprint is a necessary step to understanding…


Decarbonising Communities

Published 27 January 2022 | Written by Anne Edwards
CategoriesCarbon reduction Specialist input

This contractors environmental policy states their commitment to minimising the impact of their activities on climate change and the communities in which they work. Each division implements ISO 14001 environmental management systems to ensure that they protect the environment; reduce waste and energy consumption; source construction materials responsibly; minimise disturbance; and train their employees and subcontractors on environmental issues and…


Low Carbon Asphalt

Published 27 January 2022 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesConsultation Investigation for environmental events

To reduce the CO2 emissions of traditional asphalt paving construction this company brought together two suppliers – one with a carbon negative aggregate and one with a cold foamed bitumen asphalt – to generate savings of up to 90% compared with a traditional hot AC20 asphalt mix. The mix was used to construct a new cycle path being built as…


Solar Panel and Lithium-ion Powered Noise Monitoring Stations

Published 13 January 2022 | Written by Darren Ruane
CategoriesGreen/renewable energy Noise

On this project they are building a new offline bypass and are required to continuously monitor the noise of operations across the duration of the scheme, therefore seven Solar Li-ion powered Noise Monitoring stations have been installed during 2021. The monitoring equipment provides real-time data capture and trigger alerts via a customised web platform, enabling the construction team to be…


Eco Hybrid Lithium Welfare Cabin

Published 13 January 2022 | Written by Beth Miles
CategoriesConserve of energy

On this project they received the new Eco Hybrid Lithium welfare cabin with increased lithium battery capacity. These mobile eco welfare units use smart Lithium Hybrid technology for silent green running, as well as a smart water system. The next generation units will also use rainwater harvesting to bolster the smart water system and telemetry to fully enable usage and diagnostics…


P-DfMA (Platform for Design, Manufacture and Assembly)

Published 20 December 2021 | Written by Bruce Nixon
CategoriesPrefabrication

This project is the world’s first large scale office building designed and constructed using the ‘kit of parts’ solution built on a P-DfMA structural frame. The platform system, known as P-DfMA (Platform for Design, Manufacture and Assembly), consists of a set of components that can be efficiently combined to produce highly customised structures. The system is based on repeatable processes…


Site Accessibility and Keeping up with the Electric Vehicle World

Published 24 November 2021 | Written by Simon Redgrave
CategoriesElectric vehicles Parking facilities/arrangements

With more visitors and local authority clients coming to this project it is important that they ensure we cater for all with accessible parking, meeting rooms and toilets. Additionally with the increase of electric and hybrid vehicles, they now offer a free ‘top up’ for visitors car while they are at the project.


Off Site Prefabricated Reinforcement

Published 24 November 2021 | Written by Philip Kissane
CategoriesOffsite construction Prefabrication

On this project they have designed and fabricated off site reinforcement sections for the super flat specialised concrete ground floor slabs of a warehouse. This system consists of a prefabricated roll out bottom matt of reinforcement along with prefabricated top matt sections complete with u-bars around the edges and highchairs attached ready to be installed onto the roll out bottom…


Electric Plasterboard Lift Truck

Published 24 November 2021 | Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesEnergy efficient plant and equipment

On this project they are using an Electric Plasterboard Lift Truck to unload plasterboard. The truck makes the delivery process faster, allowing efficient usage of site delivery area, reduces manual handling as the plasterboard will be unloaded using a truck mounted forklift and placed on the electric lift truck. This is then taken up in the car hoist and finally…


Cement Free Concrete Piling Platforms

Published 24 November 2021 | Written by Harry James
CategoriesCarbon reduction

When installing piles, a piling mat needs to be created, which is a temporary working platform designed to provide a reliable and stable surface on which piling rigs and other ground treatment machinery can operate. The traditional method of installing a pile mat is to use a 1m layer of compacted granular material. However, when piling rigs travel along this…


Engaging Supply Chain on Science Based Carbon Reduction Targets

Published 9 November 2021 | Written by Callum Scott
CategoriesCarbon offsetting Carbon reduction

This contractor has made a significant commitment to sustainability by taking the crucial step towards a low-carbon economy and signing up to the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi). The business is only the second UK construction company to have targets approved by the SBTi and officially aligned with global demands to tackle climate change. Part of this commitment is to…