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Innovative CCTV System

Published 8 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCamera Privacy Residents Sensitivity to neighbours

The site has implemented a CCTV system using Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) cameras supporting privacy masking. Privacy masking ‘grey box’ blanks appear whenever the camera is panned, titled or zoomed. The mask is re-positioned and resized so that it continues to cover the original masked area, ensuring the same object is always hidden from view, regardless of the PTZ position. This means…


Smart Sponge

Published 2 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesSustainable solutions Water saving measures

The Smart Sponge® technologies absorbs hydrocarbons from water and allows clean water to pass through the Smart Sponge®, therefore creating clean, dischargeable water to enter the network or river. The Smart Sponge® technology is oleophilic and chemically selects all Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) on contact, absorbing them within the Smart Sponge® structure and solidifying turning a liquid pollution into a…


Christmas Tree for the Local Community

Published 2 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity liaison Goodwill Legacy Residents

Ganson UK Ltd are leaving a lasting legacy at the Kitty’s Road Community Centre site. The site team have provided the local community with a Christmas Tree and have also laid an electricity supply with a connecting box by the tree so the lights around the tree can be turned on for any event. This is a great community effort…


Providing a BIM Model for the local school

Published 2 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity liaison Create opportunities Goodwill Schools

Midas Construction Ltd has provided the adjacent school with a copy of the Midas Construction Ltd BIM Level 2 Computer model for the school’s I.T Department to use. By providing this BIM Level 2 Model, it has allowed students who are studying computer programming to write their own programme using the BIM Model as a basis. This is an excellent…


Wet Heating Solution

Published 2 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnergy saving measures Improvement Minimised energy use

At Hull University, Vinci Construction UK Ltd were contracted to deliver 1,400 student bedrooms. The construction period was 24 months with fit-out activities being carried out over two winter periods. One of the challenges to the project was keeping temperature sensitive activities, such as flooring, which needs to be laid in an ambient temperature of 18°C on programme. We currently…


Information Booklet for Operatives

Published 2 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBehaviour Communicate initiatives Site specific induction Workforce information

To overcome the problem of operatives who are not familiar with new working areas, and not having in-depth knowledge of access points and other useful information related to the project limits, the site team developed a detailed information booklet that is handed out at site induction. This information booklet gives them the tools to understand where they are working in…


Electric Battery Powered Rail Drill

Published 2 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDrills Initiatives Working methods

On the Angerstein project, Balfour Beatty Rail Ltd and ETE have started using an electric powered rail drill from the company Cembre. The drill is NWR approved as opposed to the petrol alternatives which most companies use. The operatives have found many benefits from using this technology. Health benefits include: A reduction in HAVS values from the petrol drill to…


Bluetooth Sensors for Traffic Control

Published 2 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesControls Traffic management Traffic marshal

VolkerStevin in association with Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council  have installed Bluetooth censors which can pick up and identify signals from mobile phones. These have been attached to lighting columns at various locations of the Traffic Management control area. The signals from mobile phones situated within waiting vehicles are used to track waiting times. This data is then fed to a…


Local Male Support Group

Published 2 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCounselling services Mental health Residents Stress

At ISG Construction Ltd, Declan has set up a local club for operatives and members of the local community to help individuals cope with issues relating to stress and mental health. This support group is primarily for the benefit of men to avoid any embarrassment potentially caused by a mixed group. The club meets every week and is attended by…


Benenden School: Weekly Pupil Visits & Site Reports

Published 25 March 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity liaison Cooperation Schools

Three school children from Benenden Primary School have been appointed as the Year 6 Buildings Committee. The children have been inducted and registered on Kier’s Biosite Datascope which allows them to sign in when they attend using their fingerprints. The children go on weekly site visits and produce a weekly newsletter on progress for the school and for site records….


QR Code on Products

Published 21 March 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCompany contact information Public

We initially set this QR Code system up as a pilot scheme for our contract with Nottingham City Homes. Every product that we produce has a CE Declaration of Performance certificate, conscious of the amount of paper this would generate, we decided to utilise technology and combine this with our own bespoke database to produce a unique QR Code for…


Sustainability Quiz

Published 21 March 2019 | Written by Jack Heaney
CategoriesAwareness Schools

Galliford Try have created a sustainability quiz for the school as a new way to communicate environmental issues. The quiz aims to bring awareness and thought to the students in a fun way. The kids had to match up the picture to the estimated time it takes for some everyday items to decompose. Increasing waste volume is a major concern…


Emergency Black Box

Published 21 March 2019 | Written by Stephanie Cole
CategoriesEmergency procedures

We have recently implemented a Emergency Black Box at our Global Point Recladding Project. The purpose of the black box is in the event of a serious accident, emergency or incident on site, we have a point of call that will provide an ‘idiot’s guide’ on what to do ‘Step by Step’. It is presumed that in the event of…


Hybrid Excavators

Published 12 March 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Energy saving measures Minimised fuel use Mobile machinery

J. Murphy and Sons Ltd has developed Hybrid 360 Degree Excavators. The excavators use an all electric swing motor generator system to capture and regenerate energy as the machine is operated, the energy is then converted and stored. Stored energy can be used for the machine swing or to assist the acceleration of the engine. This decreases diesel usage and…


Fast Beam Technology

Published 12 March 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives Scaffold protection Working methods

Fast Beam is an innovative, safe and extremely productive bridge access system, enabling repair and construction works. From straight to curved bridges and platforms, it is specifically designed to minimise space and traffic disturbance. The system is quicker to install than any other seen in the UK, with a three-man team being able to install 50 metres in an eight…