Accessibility for the Community

Published 21 April 2022 | No comments
Written by Michaela Maunders
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Identify potential impacted communities Regular updates of progress
Accessibility is so varied and a lot of work has been done on this project to tackle this. This includes speaking to the local authority and local stakeholders and getting some insight into the area and how diverse it is The project have done the following: The insight from the translation service manager at Hull City Centre helped identify the...

Pedestrian Diversion Routes

Published 20 April 2022 | No comments
Written by Michaela Maunders
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Communication of any expected disruptive works Engage with community facilities Identify potential impacted communities Impacted community surveys
Since this project started there have been some some pedestrian incursions across the work site, to tackle this they have improved their communications and installed additional fencing to ensure that people know where to cross safely. The initiatives they have put in place include: Delivered 2,500 drinks coasters with a QR code to the National Highways webpage to pubs and...

Excavator Bucket Camera System

Published 27 January 2022 | No comments
Written by Jasvir Sandhu
CategoriesInspection and assurance
During the summer months this contractor trialled the use of an excavator bucket camera system to assist in archaeological trial trenching. The system was required due to proposed future depths of trenches (up to 5m) are deemed to be unsafe to enter on foot, although an inspection of the strata is still required. A camera was installed on the boom...

On Wave Locator Tag

Published 27 January 2022 | No comments
Written by Jasvir Sandhu
CategoriesControlled access
On this project they have utilised the On Wave Locator (OWL) tag system provided by Onwave on one of their Archaeological Trial Trench sites on the northern section of the project. The trial consisted of four plus tags to be worn by site personnel and two pro tags attached to an excavator and tracked buggy to simulate a virtual exclusion...

OHL Jumper Measuring Kit

Published 13 January 2022 | No comments
Written by Allan Smith
CategoriesControls Risk assessments
This is a working at height proposal to install a clamp at high level on the pylon allowing installation of the jumper connection in a safer manner. The jumper is what connects the OHL conductor from one side of the tower to the other on a tension tower. A suspension tower has continuous conductor running though the fittings but on...

Porous Asphalt and Concrete Filter Drainage System

Published 20 December 2021 | No comments
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...

Sustainable Landscaping Solutions

Published 23 August 2021 | No comments
Written by Duncan Gardner
CategoriesLandscaping Reduced use of single use plastics
In keeping with current best practice and to reduce adverse environmental impacts from the use of plastic products, the project is using a biodegradable product instead of plastic tree shelters. 5000 non-plastic shelters are being installed at four locations with diverse micro-climates which allows their environmental specialists to monitor and understand the performance of the shelters in different conditions. The...

Drone Mounted GPR Surveys

Published 12 July 2021 | No comments
Written by Jasvir Sandhu
CategoriesModern methods of construction
This contractor mounted a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) onto a drone to remove the constraint of having suitable ground conditions for a trolley mounted device as well as reducing the risk of a slip, trip or fall for the operatives. This development allows a GPR survey to be undertaken without the need to set foot on the ground. The sensor...

Dragons Den at an Academy

Published 29 June 2021 | No comments
Written by Alex Cartwright
CategoriesPromoting construction as a career choice Schools and nurseries
The Public Liaison Officer for this contractor visited an academy to see year 8 pupils who have created their own programme to deliver to year 6’s which aims to help them feel more comfortable about the transition into high school . The year 8’s then put on a PowerPoint presentation promoting their proposed ideas of how they could make year...

Webinar for Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

Published 21 June 2021 | No comments
Written by John Cairns
CategoriesCommunity engagement
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
CategoriesDisadvantaged and minority groups support Supported by management
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
CategoriesColleges and universities Community engagement
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
CategoriesEnergy efficient plant and equipment
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 engagement Schools and nurseries
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
CategoriesCommunity engagement Support for local charities
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...