A list of entries tagged with June 2021 innovation

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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…

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,…

Tool Tethering Learning Hub

Published 12 July 2021 | Written by Jordan Perrin
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Controls Falling debris Workforce information Working methods

On this project they have come up with the idea of a Tool Tethering Learning Hub to help their operatives with understanding the importance of tool tethering to prevent injuries and near misses from occurring. Something they we stand by is ‘Nothing touches the floor’. This is very important as the site is a high rise frame with many of…

Improving Health and Safety Outcomes through Better Buildability

Published 12 July 2021 | Written by Alistair Guthrie
CategoriesCampaigns Communicate initiatives Management Workforce consultation Workforce information

As part of the contractor’s drive to improve health and safety outcomes the project team were asked to consider how better buildability could help contribute to this drive. The project prepared a paper titled ‘Improving Health & Safety Outcomes through Better Buildability’ and this has been taken into the wider business as best practice. A presentation was prepared alongside the…

Drone Mounted GPR Surveys

Published 12 July 2021 | Written by Jasvir Sandhu
CategoriesInitiatives Working methods

This contractor mounted a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) onto a drone to remove the constraint of having suitable ground conditions for a trolley mounted device as well as reducing the risk of a slip, trip or fall for the operatives. This development allows a GPR survey to be undertaken without the need to set foot on the ground. The sensor…

Mental Health First Aid Training for Local Residents

Published 16 June 2021 | Written by Alice Mann
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners Counselling services Healthy lifestyle advice Mental health Mental health first aiders

This contractor ran an accredited Mental Health First Aid training course in collaboration with their scaffolding subcontractor. Members of the local community and organisations were invited to attend with the aim of targeting those who could make best use of the knowledge and skills they have learnt to support the wider community. The two day accredited course enables attendees to…

Crane Enclosure Redesign to Improve Health and Safety

Published 16 June 2021 | Written by Alice Mann
CategoriesBoundary security Property security Site security

This contractor have worked in collaboration with their tower crane business team, the client and police liaison to completely redesign their existing crane base enclosure system to improve health and safety. Previously, mesh panels were connected to the anti-climb fan of the crane to create a 6-metre-tall lockable security enclosure which prevented access to the crane for unauthorised personnel, both…

Sample Panel on the Hoarding

Published 16 June 2021 | Written by Charlene Millen
CategoriesEnclosures Entrance First Impressions standards Initial impressions

On this project, as is frequently the case, they had the obligation to provide a large-scale sample panel for client and planner approval. Approval for the sample panel sign off was required in March 2021 which was right in the height of the coronavirus lockdowns which meant a lot of people were working from home and restrictions were in place…