Webinar for Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

Published 21 June 2021 | No comments
Written by John Cairns
CategoriesCommunity liaison Goodwill
This contractor hosted an online webinar session for approx. 40 members of the local CIOB branch. The session was arranged via the local CIOB representative to promote ongoing works on the Cairngorm Mountain Funicular Railway reinstatement. The session was hosted by the Senior Project Manager and Community Benefits Advisor. During the one-hour session, they discussed the methods of construction, programme...

Promoting Pride Month

Published 21 June 2021 | No comments
Written by John Cairns
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion
The project team at this contractor participated in raising awareness of Pride Month through flying the Rainbow Flag on site. Flying the flag showed the contractor are supportive and inclusive of those celebrating Pride Month.

Hackathon Session for a University

Published 21 June 2021 | No comments
Written by John Cairns
CategoriesCommunity liaison Universities
This contractor hosted an online hackathon session with 12 local university students currently studying Architectural Technology. The session was coordinated via the University lecturer and facilitated by the contractors Community Benefit Advisor, with further support and inputs from the Senior Project Manager, Digital Technician and Community Benefit Advisor. During the two-hour session, students discussed future opportunities to improve the visitor...

Electric Vehicle Car Points in Project Car Park

Published 21 June 2021 | No comments
Written by John Cairns
CategoriesEfficient fuel use Energy saving measures Hybrid/electric plant Sustainable solutions
This contractor installed electric vehicle car charge points within the car park of their project. Eight electric car charging points have been installed within the temporary accommodation compound car park. With many people now having hybrid or fully electric cars and the focus on becoming more sustainable, the electric vehicle car charge points will be a great asset for their...

Design Engineer Construct Partnership with a Secondary School

Published 21 June 2021 | No comments
Written by John Cairns
CategoriesCommunity liaison Schools
As part of the community benefits offer for this project, the contractor have recently adopted a local academy and are supporting the school to complete the Class of Your Own Design Engineer Construct (DEC!) Programme Their Digital Technician hosted a webinar session with pupils to discuss his journey into the industry and the benefits of digital technology in construction. The...

Cairngorm Mountain Volunteering Day

Published 21 June 2021 | No comments
Written by John Cairns
CategoriesBusinesses Charities/organisations Community liaison Cooperation Legacy
This contractors staff volunteered with the Cairngorm Mountain’s mountain ranger service team. The volunteer team started off the day by assisting to clear out the drains and dig a new ditch after the recent snow and weather damage. In the afternoon, the team worked in the mountain garden to assist with painting and branch cutting to clear the area for...

Sustainable PPE

Published 16 June 2021 | No comments
Written by Alice Mann
CategoriesRecycle Reduce Sustainable procurement
On this project they have been part of a trial to determine if they can swap to sustainable PPE. Five members of the team have trialled sustainable workwear in efforts to ‘green up’ the supply chain. Items of PPE that have been a part of the trial include soft shell jackets and boots made from recycled plastic bottles, glasses made...

Mental Health First Aid Training for Local Residents

Published 16 June 2021 | No comments
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 | No comments
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...

Congestion Monitoring

Published 2 June 2021 | No comments
Written by Jasvir Sandhu
CategoriesPublic diversions Routes Traffic management arrangements
An solution to monitoring the impact of traffic management on the road network has been implemented by this contractor. This solution uses crowd sourced data (phones, satellite navigation systems and other digital devices) to enable live and historic monitoring of traffic through a particular road or lane closure. Reports can be produced to show the historic trends of traffic as...

Virtual Work Programme for Business Skills Foundation Apprentices

Published 20 April 2021 | No comments
Written by John Cairns
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Schools
As part of community engagement on their project, the contractor has supported a new virtual programme for West Highland College Foundation Apprentice Business Skills students. The virtual programme has pupils participating in monthly live webinars with the contractors staff as well as completing monthly reports relating to Business Engagement, Marketing and Work Winning. In January 2021, pupils were joined by...

Virtual Programme for Foundation Apprentice Civil Engineers

Published 20 April 2021 | No comments
Written by John Cairns
CategoriesApprenticeships Colleges Mentoring Placements
As part of community engagement on this project, the contractor are working with North East Scotland College to support 9 Civil Engineering Foundation Apprentices on a bespoke virtual work placement project which runs in 2021. During the project, students have completed a series of civil engineering research activities including a piling solutions task connected to ongoing works at Union Terrace...

Project History Hoarding Display

Published 20 April 2021 | No comments
Written by John Cairns
CategoriesFirst Impressions standards Initial impressions
This contractor has recently installed a new timeline hoarding display created to show the history of Union Terrace Gardens. Working closely with Aberdeen City Council, the design was created using historical photographs which had been collated with permissions from Aberdeen City Libraries and the Silver City Vault. The photographs selected show Union Terrace Gardens as it existed when originally opened...

Launch of Couch to 5k Initiative

Published 20 April 2021 | No comments
Written by John Cairns
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Posters Wellbeing events
This contractors project team have recently launched a new couch to 5K project fitness initiative. During the upcoming months ahead their site workforce will be involved in walks, jogs and runs around the site as part of their health and wellbeing strategy. A poster has been created and is being promoted in the site office, canteens and external noticeboard. The...

Employability Session for Local Construction Skills Work Academy Group

Published 20 April 2021 | No comments
Written by John Cairns
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison Schools
This contractors Community Benefits Advisors hosted a Teams information session for local DWP construction work academy participants. The session was arranged via DWP Inverness and involved 3 people from Moray who are currently looking for opportunities within construction. The contractor provided an overview of current works and discussed subcontractors on sites which may have future work placement opportunities. After an...