John Sisk and Son Ltd

Acoustic Screen

Published 10 November 2020 | No comments
Written by Eoghan Cremin
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Noise Privacy Sensitivity to neighbours
The Crows Nest Student Accommodation project is located on the western gateway to Cork City. The project consists of the construction of student apartments housed in 4 blocks ranging from 7 to 9 floors in height with a construction programme of 20 months. There is an existing student village accommodation centre adjacent to the site. Prior to commencing works on...

Using Flowers to Improve Signage

Published 11 August 2020 | No comments
Written by Ian Thompson
CategoriesFirst Impressions standards Initial impressions Signage
Sisk needed to warn approaching vehicles and vulnerable road users that a construction site was ahead. However it was decided that rather than adding to the existing road signage of this mature area of Dublin that a different approach could be taken which would also improve the appearance of the area. The site decided to have a number of sturdy...

Sharing Progress Images against BIM with the Community

Published 11 August 2020 | No comments
Written by Ian Thompson
CategoriesPublic Regular review Updates
The Fibonacci Square project in central Dublin is a landmark office development in a high profile site. This project has been on-going for nearly two years when the demolition and excavation works are taken into account. This has generated significant local interest in the progress of the project and what it will finally look like. In order to address this...

Protecting a Nesting Bird

Published 7 July 2020 | No comments
Written by Eoghan Cremin
CategoriesBirds Wildlife
The project is located in a residential area in the suburbs of Cork City and was closed during the COVID -19 pandemic in line with government requirements. Site management returned to work prior to the workforce to carry out inspections & implement measures to facilitate the returning workers welfare. During inspection of an apartment it was noticed that a bird...

Bicycle Service Station

Published 8 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Nick Morrissey
CategoriesCycle safety
To further encourage personnel to cycle to work, we installed a bicycle service station, which has a pump and a whole range of tethered tools to repair or service any type of bicycle. The service station also has a bracket on which to place one’s bicycle, to negate the need to bend down. This makes it much easier and safer...

Coronavirus Social Distancing

Published 27 March 2020 | No comments
Written by John Kilkenny
CategoriesChanging Medical conditions Separate facilities
The construction sector is in a time of massive upheaval and change as a result of coronavirus. Our site has come up with many ways of helping to stop the spread of the virus and to do our part within the community to contain the virus and keep all of our staff, loved ones and the wider community safe. Having...

Presenting the Opportunities Available to Women in Construction

Published 23 March 2020 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesCareers advice Diversity Equality Promoting Construction campaign
To celebrate International Women’s Day, Kelly Sowden and Sophie Dick hosted a presentation at Temple Moor High School in Leeds to Year 11 students, to promote engineering roles and role for women in engineering. They discussed the different types of engineering and how John Sisk & Son aim to increase the number of women they hire into the industry. Gender...

One Planet Living Participation

Published 16 March 2020 | No comments
Written by Aaron Hackett
CategoriesCarbon management Efficient energy use Efficient fuel use Recycle Reporting and offsetting Sustainable solutions
The One Planet Living framework aims to conserve the earth’s resources and tackle the emerging climate and ecological crisis. Integrating sustainability into construction projects is key to achieving this. For this reason, One Planet living has been adopted and promoted onsite in Bonham Quay. A number of commitments have been made by the site in the areas of: Health and...

ICF Construction with a Local School

Published 24 February 2020 | No comments
Written by Niall Smith
CategoriesCommunity liaison Operative conduct and behaviour Schools
We are constructing 80 houses in Dunleer, Co. Louth, Ireland using a insulated concrete form (ICF). The ICF blocks are a lightweight polystyrene block, that is filled with concrete once installed. Constructing the ICF walls involves slotting one block into another and can easily be completed by anyone. We engaged with the local school and arranged an activity on site,...

Temporary City Bus Stop

Published 24 February 2020 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesPublic diversions Residents Routes Safety signage Sensitivity to neighbours Signage Traffic management Traffic management arrangements
To allow for the footpath widening and new road layout, most of the bus stops along the Headrow were replaced with temporary bus stops and shelters while work was carried out. During this work, clear signage was in place to avoid confusion and to ensure that pedestrians, bus drivers and motorists were kept safe. The temporary bus stops worked well, along...

Solar Welfare Van

Published 24 February 2020 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesAir quality Efficient energy use Efficient fuel use Energy efficient accommodation Energy saving measures Implementation Sustainable procurement Sustainable solutions Vehicle enhancements
The Leeds projects have incorporated the latest Nixon Hire solar welfare van. The welfare van is environmentally friendly by offering: Solar Panels Low CO2 Emissions Silent run time Less oil use With such a large fleet of vans available, it made sense for us to investigate how solar power could reduce emission output and increase the efficiency of the vehicle’s...

Apprentices Talk at a Careers Fair

Published 17 February 2020 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Careers advice Colleges Community liaison Placements Promoting Construction campaign Residents Schools
Members of the Leeds Public Transport Improvement Programme (LPTIP) attended Leeds apprenticeship recruitment fair on Monday 3 February. The annual fair attracts young people from ages 14 onwards and is a great place to find out more about what options are available for those who don’t want to go to university. This year, the event was attended by 6,123 delegates...

First Night Toiletry Bags

Published 10 February 2020 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesCharities/organisations Community liaison Goodwill Residents
John Sisk & Son donated 50 sets of first night toiletry bags to Empowerment, a charity that helps women released from prison back into society and also for women from domestic violence situations who have had the courage to walk away from their situation with nothing. Empowerment is a charity based in Blackpool, which has made a long term commitment...

Various Activities for a Local Charity

Published 20 January 2020 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesCharities/organisations Community liaison Goodwill Labour Trade contractors
John Sisk has a local charity partner, Mancunian Way, who help local young adults to stay safe as well as combat homelessness in the area. As the organisation continues to grow, we have engaged in various activities to further help them develop. Late last year, two very brave members of our staff (Jade Meyrick and Jake Martin) undertook a sponsored...

John Sisk Christmas Toys

Published 13 January 2020 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesCharities/organisations Community liaison Corporate Social Responsibility action plan Goodwill Labour Personal development Residents Supply chain
Celebrating its 160th anniversary this year, John Sisk delivered some 500 handcrafted wooden toys to children’s hospitals and charities in Ireland and the UK in the lead up to Christmas. The beautiful wooden toys, which were handmade by apprentice carpenters and joiners at the company’s workshop on Naas Road in Dublin, were delivered to children today at Tallaght University Hospital....