A list of entries tagged with November 2019 innovation

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Rebar Mechanical Tying Gun

Published 13 January 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCoaching for unsafe actions Health risk assessments and monitoring

Bam Nuttall have implemented rebar mechanical tying guns to increase efficiency and significantly reduce repetitive strain injuries. The tying gun provides a solution to the physically demanding, monotonous and time-consuming work of manual tying. Tying rebar involves handling heavy materials, working in awkward positions, and repeating the same hand twisting motions over and over. All of this can lead to…

Crowd Sourced Time Lapse Camera

Published 6 January 2020 | Written by Matt Bust
CategoriesSocial media Visitor access and facilities

One of the main focuses for the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust, is to get Wentworth Woodhouse on the map. During our school visits and career talks around the surrounding areas, it is overwhelming the number of people who have never heard of the iconic building. We wanted to help change that and get people visiting Wentworth. We wanted to create…

Project Post Cards

Published 6 January 2020 | Written by Matt Bust
CategoriesNewsletters Regular updates of progress

With so much happening across the Woodhead Group, we needed to find a new way to keep our site teams and supply chain informed and up-to-date with news and stories. We send postcards to our sites quarterly that are designed to showcase what makes the Woodhead Group different by focusing on our values and behaviours. Each quarter, we speak to…

Low Emission Micro Turbines

Published 6 January 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesConserve of energy Energy efficient plant and equipment

On their White City Living project, St James have been using modular micro turbines as a semi-permanent power supply. This power supply emits low levels of NOx emissions and high levels of oxygen (17 -18% oxygen rich). It is compliant with the EU’s Medium Combustion Plant and Non-Road Mobile Machinery Directives which regulate harmful emissions. It also goes beyond compliance…

Cardboard Tree Guards

Published 6 January 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesProtect the local environment Waste management

The HS2 project aims to plant up to seven million trees along their Phase One Route. An issue presented by this aim is the amount of plastic tree guards that will be needed. Fusion have estimated that 39,000 tree guards will be used between October 2019 to March 2020. Due to the amount of plastic that may end up in…

Electric Forklift Truck

Published 6 January 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnergy efficient plant and equipment

On their White Rose View project, RG Group have been using an electric forklift truck. This is charged via solar panels which are placed on an area of green space within the site. The electric forklift truck has been on site for a number of months now and will remain until the project is complete.

Smart Surfacing for Visually Impaired

Published 23 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDisability and special needs facilities Visitor access and facilities

On one of its projects delivered under the Highways Term Maintenance Contract, Tarmac laid tactile surfacing with inbuilt sensors and embedded technology which gives information to visually-impaired people through their sticks and canes which also have sensors built into them. This innovation was promoted from the early contractor involvement period by both the client and the contractor. This type of…

Minimising Food Waste

Published 23 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesWaste management

Focus Logistics have started utilising the Orca food waste macerator as a sustainable way to process food waste from construction projects. The macerator mimics the natural digestion process, it works using the same principles that our body and other living organisms are governed by. It creates the perfect thermophilic biological environment for microorganisms to convert food waste into a liquid….

Increasing Tenant Liaison Attendance

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity engagement Diet

The regular tenant liaison meetings experienced a gradual fall off in attendance. To revitalise the meetings, the site devised a competition around healthy eating. Healthy diet and exercise information was made available and tenants who attended had their BMI confidentially measured by a professional. The site will choose two winners from the tenants and the workforce and they will be…

RPE Stand

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by Kelly Howard
CategoriesPPE Risk assessments

We have setup a Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) stand and folder in our welfare area. The whole point of the RPE Stand is to show what happens if you are not clean shaven or not inside the mask area. It also has a summary of different facial styles and if they are considered to be compatible with RPE. When using…

CCS Presentation Wall

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by Hannah Taylor
CategoriesClient feedback

To promote our best practice examples we have allocated a wall in the site office that is visible to everyone that enters the site. On the wall we have displayed our CCS presentation which is regularly updated. This is so that everyone onsite can see what we have done since the beginning on the project towards CCS best practice, ask…

A Bespoke End-to-End Digital Information System

Published 22 November 2019 | Written by Ian Kennedy
CategoriesEngagement and commitment from the workforce Review of training completion and effectiveness of training

Kilnbridge have developed Jobflow, a bespoke end-to-end digital information system incorporating the entire project process featuring real-time information and back-office support for all operational, managerial and reporting features. Operatives are allocated jobs days in advance with daily prestart paperwork completing ahead of schedule. Supported by photographic evidence and electronically tagged floorplans with timestamps and GPS coordinates every single application is…

Riser Protection through Utilisation of RiserSafe System

Published 4 November 2019 | Written by Tom Webster
CategoriesFalling objects

Falls from height continue to be one of the biggest killers in construction. To minimise the risk of working at height in risers, the One Crown Place team have gone beyond internal and external recommendations in riser safety, challenging standard practice by designing out this key risk on the project by implementing the RiserSafe system. RiserSafe, developed by a company…

Plastics Scorecard

Published 4 November 2019 | Written by Lynne Potter
CategoriesEducation Reduced use of single use plastics

At Mace, we launched our ‘Time To Act’ campaign on plastics in 2018. We have company-wide focuses for elimination, reduction, trialling alternatives, and sharing our successes with our other projects to replicate. As part of our construction focus we developed a ‘plastics scorecard’. This is a checklist with a number of prerequisites, along with many additional options for plastic reduction…