The Madison Workforce Development Hub

Published 21 May 2019 | No comments
Written by Celeste Koen
CategoriesCultural needs Diversity Equality Inclusion Language differences Literacy training Mental health Mental health first aiders Personal development Stress
A secure iPad in the canteen has been installed for the workforce to access while on their breaks. The iPad stand is adjustable and has two positions, so the user can stand up or sit down. The stool provided at the station is made out of re-used waste materials from site. The iPad is preloaded with information on the following...

Kone Deck

Published 21 May 2019 | No comments
Written by Celeste Koen
CategoriesWorking methods
During a staged lift installation, a temporary deck needs to be installed to allow the installation of the lifting beams. The normal process is for the deck to be removed and the lifting kits to be hung from the beams, from the outside of the shaft with a long drop. This causes a working at height risk and an additional...

Environmental Performance and Report

Published 21 May 2019 | No comments
Written by Luke Smith
CategoriesActual vs target Air quality Carbon management Energy saving measures Plastics and packaging Promoting achievements Reporting and offsetting Sustainable solutions
The Wellington Place 7 and 8 project team, led by Dan Miller, has shown great leadership and professionalism by using their sphere of influence to achieve the environmental targets set at the beginning of the project. Highlights Include: 59% reduction in CO2 emissions from the following measures: 100% Renewable energy electricity supply, primary and secondary lighting circuits that reduce unnecessary...

Mobile Exhibition Trailer

Published 29 April 2019 | No comments
Written by Ken Brown
CategoriesCommunity liaison Community notice board Residents Sensitivity to neighbours Updates
Balfour Beatty are committed to the best standards of working and informing the community, and to achieve this we are using a mobile exhibition centre as well as a large open plan room on the site, which is set aside for displaying information as an exhibition centre. The mobile trailer can be set up in minutes, and with a small...

Linking 360 Photos into a BIM Model

Published 8 April 2019 | No comments
Written by John Cairns
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Workforce information Working methods
The Dundee Regional Performance Centre for Sport have been developing an approach to using BIM to review that installed services have been installed correctly and in the correct location. The project team have been using a 360 camera to record installed service before ceilings go up. Linking them into the BIM model allows the team to review what the M&E...

Work Placement Project with Scottish Prison Services

Published 25 March 2019 | No comments
Written by John Cairns
CategoriesCharities/organisations Induction Placements Training
At the beginning of the Dundee Regional Performance Centre for Sport project, a group of five inmates from HM Prison Castle Huntly supported set-up works on site. A total of ten cumulative weeks work experience was completed by the group which provided participants with real hands-on work experience, which complemented the learning which they had completed within the prison, which...

Supplier Events to Promote Community Benefit Objectives

Published 25 March 2019 | No comments
Written by John Cairns
CategoriesMeeting agenda Suppliers Supply chain Trade contractors
The community benefits team at the Dundee Regional Performance Centre for Sport Project held a supply chain event to discuss how the project can deliver meaningful and measurable benefits for communities in Dundee. The session involved supply chain partners from Martec, Spatial Structures, Kelly Contractors, Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick, Linn-Tech and Doe Sport North – all who will be delivering vital...

Use of Time Lapse Cameras

Published 18 February 2019 | No comments
Written by Hristoslav Tsonkov
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Initiatives Working methods
On our project, we use state of the art cameras, powered by solar power, in order to record the progress of our works and as an additional site security facility. These cameras all meet the international IP66 rating for industrial enclosures which means they can withstand extreme outdoor conditions including rain and extreme temperatures. This means the cameras can reliably...

Promoting Construction for the Next Generation

Published 17 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Celeste Koen
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison First Impressions standards Initial impressions Residents Signage
At The Madison site in London, we created A0 size poster boards of the typical six stages of construction to bring awareness of different roles in construction to show it is not all about dirty and hard labour outside on site with poor pay and low education. The reality is very different. Construction offers good salaries, many roles are office...

E-Newsletter with Onsite QR Code

Published 14 September 2018 | No comments
Written by John Cairns
CategoriesNewsletter Newsletter Pre-start information Updates
Balfour Beatty’s Dundee Regional Performance Centre for Sport project are regularly publishing details on project progress and community delivery via a web based e-newsletter. This newsletter is updated regularly and features digital 3D images of project, onsite progress photographs, videos and updates on community engagement activity. Visitors to the project site can also scan a QR code which is located...

HMP Castle Huntly: Community Projects Team

Published 13 September 2018 | No comments
Written by Ken Brown
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison
In order to expand on the work that Perth and Kinross Council and Balfour Beatty have been doing to engage with those with a background of offending, the team at the Perth Transport Futures Project (PTFT) met with Mark Steadman, Offenders Outcome Officer at HMP Castle Huntly Open Prison, to discuss any opportunities to engage with the Scottish Prison Service...

Surplus Health and Safety Equipment Donated to Assist Developing Nations

Published 24 August 2018 | No comments
Written by John Cairns
CategoriesCharities/organisations Legacy
Balfour Beatty has recently donated around 60 working fire extinguishers to the International Fire and Rescue Association (IFRA). The donated extinguishers are to be sent abroad for reuse by IFRA who are a charity based in Fife who distribute redundant fire related equipment to third world overseas fire & rescue services, who can make good use of this essential equipment....

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Published 13 August 2018 | No comments
Written by Joseph Drugan
CategoriesLabour Legacy Support Workforce
Local Community Investment Charity CiC Forth Valley Community Focus (FVCF) have been installed on Balfour Beatty’s Forth Valley College site to deliver the on-site catering for our workforce. The unit is staffed by members of the local community who have been trained by FVCF and put through a ‘catering academy’ where they gain industry specific qualifications and employability training, supported...

A Collaborative Approach to Removing Loose Components when Working at Height

Published 25 July 2018 | No comments
Written by Tina Gunnarsson
CategoriesFalling debris Working methods
On The Madison project, Balfour Beatty encouraged a collaborative approach with all subcontractors on site to carry out a site-wide reassessment of its Working at Height safe systems of work. All parties were encouraged to create innovative solutions and mitigate risk in their own areas of work. Magnetic Tethering The façade contractor highlighted a narrow shim that was very challenging...

Developing a More Efficient Dehumidifier for Site Accommodation

Published 5 April 2018 | No comments
Written by Andrea Holt
CategoriesEnergy efficient accommodation
Standard dehumidifer units are supplied by a 3-phase electrical connection. Most drying rooms only have a single phase connection – upgrading this to 3-phase is costly and there is a lot of resistance to this by the cabin providers. The single phase dehumidifiers we found were underpowered to provide enough heat in colder months, so we found that there was...