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Powered Wheelie Bin Tipper

Published 20 December 2021 | Written by Daniel Bracegirdle
CategoriesPlacement of waste

This Wheelie Bin Tippler allows the contractor to tip bins of various sizes (80ltr – 1280ltr) safely and quickly with minimal manual handling. The tipper is capable of being used both internally and externally to empty bins weighing up to 400kg. The ease and effectiveness provided by the tipper allows the contractor to provide more bins on site for controlling…


Porous Asphalt and Concrete Filter Drainage System

Published 20 December 2021 | Written by Nick Fairhurst
CategoriesPlanning of traffic routes

An existing two lane dual carriageway was widened to three lanes in both directions, by borrowing space from the central reserve and both verges. Space constraints during construction led to the implementation of a porous asphalt-concrete filter drainage system which allowed an additional lane of traffic to run over the central reserve whilst both verges were constructed. A requirement of…


Cash For Kids Community Clothing Banks

Published 20 December 2021 | Written by Katy Bald
CategoriesSupport for local charities

This contractor arranged for Cash For Kids clothing and textile banks to be delivered to the site and placed at the main entrance of the site compound for local residents to donate unwanted clothing. This allowed the local community to support the charity on a regular basis. The brightly coloured clothes banks are being used to raise funds for Cash…


Use of Ball Bearings to Manoeuvre Heavy Loads

Published 9 November 2021 | Written by Meena Bhogal
CategoriesControls Lessons learned

Cement boards are used in various applications on the project such as being rendered for gas farm walls and soffits. The boards are drilled into for fixing, and over 1,400 holes are required. Previously, this was a laborious operation as the operative needed to lift and rotate the board to drill the holes. These boards weigh approximately 13 kg/m2 so…


Particulator

Published 4 October 2021 | Written by Lucy Austin
CategoriesCircular economy Lower embodied carbon content materials

The Particulator is designed to be fitted to smaller construction machines and removes diesel particulate matter from exhaust gas. It consists of a filter that is encased in a steel jacket and a control box to regenerate the filter when required and monitor back pressure. The filter is made of cordierite, a synthetic ceramic, which provides high filtration whilst keeping…


CreteBeater

Published 4 October 2021 | Written by Lucy Austin
CategoriesSpecialist input Water saving measures

The specialist contractor, JCoffey, have implemented a CreteBeater bath at their yard as a way to substantially reduce water use. CreteBeater is a concrete remover specifically designed to remove concrete and debris from tools and equipment in a safe way. It is biodegradable, non-toxic, non-corrosive and safe for human handling. The bath holds up to 600 litres of CreteBeater and…