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Quickdeck Hanging Platform

Published 5 May 2022 | Written by Tatiana Meakin
CategoriesCarbon reduction Controls Falling objects Health risk assessments and monitoring

In order to allow works to the theatre roof alongside works to the auditorium below, it was proposed to install a hanging platform to provide a safe working platform for the works, whilst protecting operatives below from falling objects. A traditional tube and fitting platform is made up of long span beams tied together with traditional tube and fitting components….


Reuse of Plastic Drums

Published 28 April 2022 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRainwater harvesting Water saving measures

This project is reusing plastic drums, painting them in corporate colours and dividing them internally. The top part of each drum is planted with flowers and has a permeable divider that allows excessive rain water to filter into the lower half. The water in the lower half is syphoned off by a tap and the water is then reused to water…


Nature Detectives

Published 27 January 2022 | Written by Sury Patel
CategoriesEducation

Nature Detectives is an initiative to encourage children, families, and also adults to engage in detecting what other ‘residents’ are making their homes. They are doing this on the estate by recording activity at bat boxes, bird boxes and swift bricks together with sightings of badgers, foxes, various butterflies, insects and different birds. ‘Detective Kits’ are provided for children with…


Be a Game Changer – Stress Campaign

Published 27 January 2022 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners and counselling services Mental health

One of the issues this contractor is finding on site is stress, especially during the pandemic and the effect that this has had on their workforce. The contractor has set up a partnership with the Newcastle United Foundation to become ambassadors for the ‘be a game changer’ campaign, they have carried out a workshop and are following this up site…


NFC Medical Information and Emergency Contact Details Tag

Published 27 January 2022 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEmergency preparedness

The site is trialling an NFC chip, which can be located in a wrist band (for use by visitors), card, helmet tag or fob for operatives. This is a data storage device which is being used on the site for any medical information and as well as emergency contact details. By uploading this information to the chip using a tag…


Beyond the Line of Visual Sight Drone Trial

Published 27 January 2022 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInspection and assurance

This contractor is the first in the UK to use drone flight to be controlled from beyond the line of visual sight (BLOVS) and is intended to pave the way for them to be stored on or flown to site to carry out visual inspections without operators needing to travel to site. The drone pilot is located in a central…


Motion Frame

Published 27 January 2022 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesPrefabrication

Motion Frame is a Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) panelised wall system, made up of a traditional head track and 2 sided plasterboard sandwich panels with an insulated filling. The panels are lifted and installed by hand from the ground level with no working at height requirement. Once in position they are fixed in to place by adding ‘feet’…


Visually Measuring Noise Levels On Site

Published 27 January 2022 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesNoise

One of the issues on site is measuring noise levels, traditionally noise levels are measured with a decibel reader and the noise is displayed as a numeric reading. On this project they have purchased a device which turns sound into a automatised colour display, the SoundEar 3. SoundEar3 is a visual-based product, designed to provide the user with a comprehensive…


Electrically Powered Crawler Crane

Published 27 January 2022 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnergy efficient plant and equipment

This site is extremely congested with the new building being constructed within metres of occupied student accommodation and also residential properties. A newly imported from America hybrid/electrically powered crawler crane was found to overcome noise and pollution issues. The diesel engine only being needed at start up then all jib operations are electrically powered. More normal self erecting electrically powered…


Podcast for the Next Generation

Published 27 January 2022 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity engagement Notice board Promoting construction as a career choice Schools and nurseries

This contractor is passionate about ensuring that they encourage the next generation to join the industry especially to overcome the current skills shortage the industry is experiencing. As a result of the pandemic it has made it very difficult for them to provide talks and events within the local, and as a result they have developed a podcast with support…


Instaboom Barrier

Published 27 January 2022 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesControlled access

Public conflict especially with traffic management and vital road closures to perform site works is a long-standing problem. Policy, methodology, and training have been introduced for this significant workforce safety hazard. There has even been a national campaign regarding this issue and there has also been a government petition raised to change the law to ask highways workers to be…


Multigrab

Published 27 January 2022 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesModern methods of construction

The contractor has used ‘MultiGrab’ to handle and place the heritage oak timber-work inside the theatre. The timber itself is cut to very fine tolerances and requires delicate handling. The Multigrab is a hydraulic lifting clamp that has been designed for use with mini spider cranes and is able to lift to a capacity of 750kg. This clamp is also…


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…


Installing Bee Hives to Enhance Local Biodiversity

Published 27 January 2022 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesPlanned planting and hard engineering to enhance the natural environment

On this project they have installed two bee hives on site in partnership with BeeOdiversity to monitor the local environment around site. The bees collect billions of pollen samples from local areas and then report to their hives installed on the project. The samples get analysed at BeeOdiversity facilities in Belgium to identify the level of pollutants (Heavy metals and…


Showcasing a Zero Carbon Home

Published 27 January 2022 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCarbon reduction

As part of this contractors commitment towards decarbonisation of the construction industry, the staff on this site are leading on the construction of a temporary showcase zero carbon house as part of the COP26 conference which took place in Glasgow. The design construction of the building is supported by all the supply chain partners on the site, and also involves…