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Augmented Reality App

Published 5 August 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesClient feedback Promoting construction as a career choice Support for careers advice

This was a joint promotion between the client and contractor. The 3Ts Redevelopment has been making good use of virtual reality (VR) for the last two years, and this has been for promotional purposes, as a way to orientate hospital staff to the new building well before it opens, and as a tool to encourage interest in construction careers amongst…


Hollco Auto Green

Published 5 August 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesPedestrian safety Planning of traffic routes

The use of the new auto green function on the brand new Hollco has helped to alleviate traffic queues in some cases. The use of these lights, on a scheme that we have running with Kier in Marlpit Road in Norwich, has helped to maintain the constant flow of public commuter traffic at peak times. The technology that Hollco has…


Public Water Dispenser

Published 5 August 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesReduced use of single use plastics

This site has fitted a public water dispenser in a slot within the hoarding. There is also interesting information displayed on the importance of not using single-use plastics. The location of the water dispenser has been put on a national database, which uses an app, so members of the public can find it. The dispenser is also fed from the…


Chatty Café

Published 5 August 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCanteen Mental health

The site has developed a concept called Chatty Café, which is a forum for site personnel who may be seeking help with their mental health issues. The site believes that approaches towards mental health should be more than just posters on the canteen wall, and should take the form of sharing stories and group activities. The forum is intended to…


Accessible Facilities

Published 5 August 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesColleges and universities Schools and nurseries

As part of its Community Engagement Plan, as a legacy project, Willmott Dixon is in the process of converting the former library building on the site into a 6th Form Centre, which will be called The Grove. The converted building incorporates a ‘Changing Places’ facility, which in due course will be added to a national register of accessible, safe and…


Getting Involved with CBeebies

Published 22 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesSchools and nurseries

The site recently hosted a CBeebies programme called Maddie’s Do You Know, which wanted to film an episode aimed at informing very young people about how different things work. The programme has been aired and, as it is available on BBC iPlayer, will be available to view for a number of years. The site were approached by CBBC a few…


Interfaith Room

Published 22 July 2019 | Written by Alan Jones
CategoriesDisadvantaged and minority groups support Recreational facilities Rest

The new M1 J13-16 JV ‘One Team’ site offices now have a new InterFaith room. This is a calm and pleasant area where all faiths work together rather than individually. Numerous photographs of recent site-based community activity have been placed outside the room together with an interfaith festivals calendar. The room has a three tier shelf specifically based on the…


What3Words: Emergency Response

Published 15 July 2019 | Written by Jane King
CategoriesEmergency preparedness Planning of traffic routes

What3words provides a precise and incredibly simple way to talk about an exact location. It takes complex GPS coordinates and converts them into unique 3 word addresses. The Spine project is in the middle of a multi project development site which is extensive, surrounded by arterial roads and several access and egress gates. In the event of an emergency, this…


Pedestrian Gantry Tunnels

Published 15 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesPedestrian safety

Pedestrian gantry tunnels are needed along the Charing Cross pavement, which continuously carries a large volume of pedestrians. Fast installation of the gantries limits the extent of temporary disruptions to the safe passage of pedestrians and the team have developed a fast and novel solution with their site cabins supplier (LOR sister company – Select) based on the use of…


Company Involvement with Wings to the Past

Published 15 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesSupport for local charities

Network Archaeology Ltd has been instrumental in their involvement with the RAF ‘Wings to the Past’ scheme, by providing ongoing hands-on archaeological experience on a site near Lincoln. It is the first time in the UK that archaeology has been used as a tool to help boost the wellbeing and mental health of RAF personnel and their families. The project…


Footfall Counters

Published 8 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesSignage

The site has installed some pedestrian footfall counters in the surrounding area, which collect statistical information. This information is obtained at night time when the access road to the site is opened up for performances at the adjacent Arena. This information demonstrates how by opening up the road and displaying their adverts on the hoarding, RG are helping local businesses.


CPR Training

Published 8 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDefibrillators Emergency preparedness First aid Training plans Workforce development plans

In the past few months, the Manchester Airport Transformation Project delivered one hour long Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training sessions to over 200 staff, including operatives and senior management teams from Laing O’Rourke and subcontractors. The project has also extended its efforts in making the UK a nation of life-savers, and by now offering the training to local school and scouts…


Re-usable fabric door handle covers

Published 24 June 2019 | Written by Mariyana Stoyanova
CategoriesReduced use of single use plastics

At South Quay Plaza we are committed to minimise our use of disposable plastics, following the CCS ‘Spotlight on… plastics and packaging’ campaign. As part of this we have developed a plastics and packaging minimising strategy. Our latest initiative challenged us to review the different types of disposable plastic protection we use on site and find an alternative. A major…


Utilising Crane VR

Published 24 June 2019 | Written by Lewis Haines
CategoriesRisk assessments Training plans

What is it? The VR allows a slinger to see exactly what a crane driver can see from the cab making them aware of blind spots. The system helps operators understand the slew restriction area at track side. Full 4D simulation of site with the surrounding buildings and area. Why we used? Demonstrates the lifting activities to slingers, crane operators,…


Site Turntable

Published 24 June 2019 | Written by Lewis Haines
CategoriesControlled access

What is it? 18m industrial turntable capable of handling 44-ton loads. It is the first of its kind to be used on a construction project. This is the first free standing construction turntable in the UK. The turntable allows 10 articulated vehicle movements per hour. A built-in handrail and walkway around the perimeter allows safe operation and access. Why we…