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Sustainable Tower Lighting

Published 18 July 2016 | No comments
Written by Jack Lawrence
CategoriesEnergy saving measures Minimised energy use Minimised fuel use
Working with Speedy, ATC implemented the UK’s first live trial on an active construction site of The SMC Solar-2 LED lighting tower. The lighting tower meets the industry’s demands for a sustainable, environmentally friendly and low maintenance lighting tower. The Solar-2 is Britain’s first solar lighting tower. Reliable, robust and offering instant light from four LED lamps, the SMC Solar-2...

Biodiversity Enhancement with Royal Docks Learning and Activity Centre

Published 18 July 2016 | No comments
Written by Jack Lawrence
CategoriesGoodwill work Involvement Landscaping Local groups Trees
Ten members of ATC participated in the Royal Docks Learning and Activity Centre (RDLCA) Biodiversity Project. Equipped with hand tools donated by First Response Site Services and over 100 native trees generously donated by The Woodland Trust, we spent half a day working with the Royal Dock community members to help with weeding, tree planting, shrub planting, hedgerows, working on the...

Water Conservation through Rainwater Harvesting

Published 11 July 2016 | No comments
Written by Jack Lawrence
CategoriesHarvesting rainwater Water saving measures
ATC have recently erected two 216m2 storage buildings at Plumstead railhead. Considering the size of the available roof space, rainwater harvesting seemed a simple yet effective means of meeting some of our water conservation goals. To successfully capture this we utilised some redundant piping on site, made some minor guttering adjustments and procured 4x 1000L IBC’s costing ATC a sum...

Pollution prevention – Live spill response training

Published 11 July 2016 | No comments
Written by Jack Lawrence
CategoriesHazardous substance storage Site environmental plan Spill control Training Workforce
Speed is a key element in spill response as the impact of a spill on the environment is proportional to the amount of time lost before a response occurs. From this exercise, the following outcomes were noted which were site specific but the general principles could apply to other sites: Ensure you know what substance has been spilt. Refer to...

Noise Prevention Techniques

Published 7 July 2016 | No comments
Written by Jack Lawrence
CategoriesInvolvement Monitoring
The aim is to surround a concrete pumping system that include a remixer and a Putzmeister BSA 2110 HP-D Trailer-Mounted Concrete Pump (SWL 109dB) within an acoustic shed to minimise the ambient night-time noise level. Supplier information anticipates that the installation of the acoustic shed will reduce this number by up to 30 dB bringing the noise down to a...

Community Engagement and Upcycling Ecological Opportunities

Published 7 July 2016 | No comments
Written by Jack Lawrence
CategoriesPlanting Plastics and packaging Public
ATC invited eight members of the Salvation Army to a biodiversity engagement event as part of ‘World Climate Week’ at Plumstead railhead. The day began with a site tour, allowing our visitors to engage with our workforce and experience first-hand the workings of an operational railhead. After an informative tour delivered by ATC’s senior foreman the Salvation Army rolled up...

Dust control agent

Published 7 July 2016 | No comments
Written by Jack Lawrence
CategoriesAir quality Dust prevention Mud Surrounding roads/pavements
Dust Ace is well suited for a variety of uses such as car parks, driveways and road shoulders where paving is too costly or not sustainable and where dust conditions become intolerable. Dust Ace coats individual road particles with a thin adhesive film that binds and packs them together for a stronger surface. Consequently, as well as “laying” dust, water uptake...

Concrete washout waste disposal chamber

Published 6 July 2016 | No comments
Written by Jack Lawrence
CategoriesEnergy saving measures Water saving measures
The simple aim is to clean and washout the concrete train into a 108m, three chamber settlement pit. After adequate treatment the water will be reused for washing and water supply to the concrete train. Any water unable to be reused can then is disposed of under a trade effluent consent to sewer. How: When the concrete train returns to...