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A Bespoke End-to-End Digital Information System

Published 22 January 2021 | Written by Ian Kennedy
CategoriesCampaigns Management attitudes Workforce information

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…


Rebar Mechanical Tying Gun

Published 13 January 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesOccupational health risks Worker fatigue Working methods

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
CategoriesCamera Facilities for visitors Goodwill Legacy Residents Sensitivity to neighbours Social media Websites

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
CategoriesNewsletter Supply chain Trade contractors Updates Workforce

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
CategoriesAir quality Efficient fuel use Sustainable solutions

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…


Vehicle Mounted Ground Penetrating Radar

Published 6 January 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesLocal and special needs Obstruction Sensitivity to neighbours

On their UCLan Highways Improvements project, Balfour Beatty have been using a vehicle mounted Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). GPRs are used to conduct ground surveys in urban areas. These surveys have the potential to detect hazards prior to excavation. Vehicle mounted GPR result in minimal disruption compared to traditional pram type systems. In Balfour Beatty’s case, this is effective because…


Cardboard Tree Guards

Published 6 January 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesPlanting Recycle Reduce Sustainable solutions Trees

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…


Bespoke Cable Lifting and Delivery Trailer

Published 6 January 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives Unloading Working methods

The Hornsea project team identified a possible issue with the movement of cable drums to be used within their works. Weighing 33tn gross and having a working dimension of over four metres, the drums would prove a challenging move from the storage yard at PD Ports to the joint bay locations throughout the job. Previously the only way to move…


Electric Forklift Truck

Published 6 January 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEfficient fuel use Hybrid/electric plant Reduce Sustainable solutions

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
CategoriesGoodwill Residents Suppliers

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
CategoriesReduce Sustainable procurement Sustainable solutions

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….


Feather Flags

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by Zoë Lawson
CategoriesBranding Corporate badging First Impressions standards Initial impressions

C F Construction (Collingham) Ltd has found that short-term highways maintenance works, or small refurbishment projects are often one of the hardest jobs to apply our company branding to. Therefore, we decided that we needed to overcome the problem and having put our heads together, we decided to utilise “feather flag” banners. The flags are simple, they make our sites…


Rockwool Recycling

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRecycle Reduce Sustainable solutions

The site has initiated an arrangement with the cill and window pod manufacturers where off cuts of Rockwool, too small to recycle conventionally, are sent to the cill manufacturer. The manufacturer have a shredder and the shredded Rockwool is formed into the internal insulation for the cills and window pod sections. This produces both a cost saving and reduces waste…


Increasing Tenant Liaison Attendance

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity liaison Diet Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Residents Sensitivity to neighbours

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
CategoriesInitiatives Occupational health risks Posters PPE Risk information

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…