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Proplex Closed Loop Remanufacturing Scheme

Published 14 October 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesPlastics and packaging Recycle Sustainable solutions Working methods and equipment

The UK construction industry has one of the highest rates of waste, and as a manufacturer of plastic temporary protection materials this contractor is passionate about sustainability and changing the way people think within the industry and the wider economy. This contractor has invested in a state-of-the-art wash plant and recycling line. This enables them to collect used, contaminated materials…


RealWear Head-Mounted Camera Device

Published 4 October 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives Inspections Working methods

During lockdown and for use into the future the site uses a system called RealWear HMT-1. This is a fully rugged head-mounted camera device which snaps into safety helmets or attaches to bump caps and can be used with safety glasses or corrective eyewear. This has been used to allow remote users to easily view the site as if they…


Slurry Buster

Published 4 October 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesReduce Spill control Storage of hazardous materials

Drilling and cutting concrete can produce considerable amounts of slurry. This is normally disposed of by tipping the slurry into a skip and then leaving the slurry to dry out. This company have come up with an alternative, environmentally friendly and cost-effective solution. They have purchased a Slurry Buster. This piece of equipment filters the slurry, separating out the concrete…


QR Codes on Setting Out Pins

Published 4 October 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesFeedback/questionnaires Regular review Sensitivity to neighbours Updates

To widen the way in which the site communicates information about the project to the public, it has created and installed setting out pins engraved with a QR code at various points along its external boundary. These are linked to bespoke websites for each block, sharing artist impressions from designated set out points, setting out drawings, capturing services within the…


Noise Control for Hoist Operators

Published 4 October 2021 | Written by Ruth Trant
CategoriesAwareness Working methods and equipment

On construction sites there are many different noise sources, and the construction industry is a high risk for noise related ill health. For hoist operators, one of the major noise sources is the impact noise when opening and closing hoist doors and lifting or lowering the ramp. By retrofitting parts of the hoist such as the chains and ramp with…


Preventing Debris Entering Kerbdrain Systems

Published 4 October 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesPreventing silt pollution Rivers/watercourses Spill control

To prevent small quantities of either cementitious or bituminous debris entering the ACO Kerbdrain system during their installation and subsequent road surfacing works this site team have used 3D printer technology to develop a plastic plug for insertion into the precast concrete units. This prevents debris entering into the integral channel that then has the potential to pollute surface water…


Gaining Community Feedback Through a Scavenger Hunt

Published 4 October 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity notice board Feedback/questionnaires

The contractor created a 7 day ‘Easter Tramtastic scavenger hunt’ engagement campaign involving the erection of nine community boards along the route which gave work updates and information and displayed a QR code which participants scanned to answer project related questions which were available in 7 different languages. The code also linked them to the project’s website and social media plus…


CarbonCure Concrete

Published 4 October 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCarbon management Reduce Sustainable procurement Working methods and equipment

The site have decided to use CarbonCure to assist the site in reducing its carbon footprint. CarbonCure enables the production of the same reliable concrete but with a reduced carbon footprint. The technology injects a precise dosage of captured carbon dioxide (CO₂) into concrete, where the CO₂ becomes chemically converted into a mineral. Once injected into the concrete mix, the…


BAMTEC Reinforcement Technology

Published 4 October 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCarbon management Efficient energy use Efficient fuel use Energy saving measures Offsite construction Prefabrication Reduce Sustainable procurement

BAMTEC Reinforcement technology has been implemented on this project for use on superstructure slabs. This is an easy to roll carpet reinforcement with no assembly on site as it is fully prefabricated off site using automated production technology. Using this method had an increase in productivity on site by 50% on steel reinforcement and an approximate 10% savings in tonnage…


Airlite Anti-Viral Paint

Published 4 October 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Working methods and equipment

This project is using Airlite anti-viral paint. This natural technology is anti-bacterial and self-cleaning, developed to improve the air quality inside commercial spaces and claims to have the same air purification power as three acres of forest. Its protective oxidant barrier decomposes harmful organic and inorganic substances and also reduces a building’s solar heat absorption, saving on the cost of…


Introducing SAD Lighting

Published 27 September 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMental health Stress

On this project they have installed SAD lighting in their basement offices. These are specialised lighting which can relieve symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder, estimated to effect approximately 20% of the population. Symptoms of SAD are typically experienced during the winter months when the weather is colder and there is a lack of natural light and can include low mood,…


Use of Track Grips on Tracked Excavator

Published 6 September 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives Working methods

This project includes work to install counterfort drains to the slopes of the recently formed cutting for the new carriageway. With the cutting at a maximum depth of approximately 14m deep from original ground levels, with the cutting slopes at 1:3, over a total carriageway length of approximately 500m, the drainage installation was a significant package of work. The drainage…


Use of Floating Pump for Site Dewatering Activities

Published 6 September 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDrainage Preventing silt pollution Rivers/watercourses

Over the winter period the project has had to manage water on the site. Due to the nature of the existing ground conditions, predominantly a Mercia Mudstone clay material, the run-off from excavation areas carries a heavy silt load. To manage water on site, the project is utilising the permanent works drainage attenuation ponds, as well as temporary ponds, for…


Toolbox Talks and Plant Inspections delivered via QR codes

Published 6 September 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesSite specific induction Training Workforce information

This project has QR code links to the construction companies toolbox talks which are displayed across the site. Operatives are asked to complete a toolbox talk by a certain date and the site manager is able to verify who has accessed the online toolbox talk and completed the associated questions which ensure engagement. QR codes also link to weekly plant…


Plant Based Cleaning Products

Published 6 September 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCleaning regime Plastics and packaging Reduce

The site is using plant based cleaning products in a form which eliminates the large quantity of waste plastic spray bottles that is usually generated by cleaning the site welfare and the finished building. Their spray bottles are re-used multiple times because refills of the active ingredients arrive in small capsules which simply dissolve in water. To find out more,…