One Crown Place Volunteering Week with Kids UK

Published 10 December 2018 | One comment
Written by Max Streetley
CategoriesCommunity liaison Goodwill Residents
KIDS Hackney Adventure Playground provide vital support services to disabled children, young people and their families throughout the UK. In total, KIDS provided support to over 11,000 disabled individuals and their families, alongside 80 Local Authorities. All staff at the center are fully trained to support children with a range of complex health needs, making The Adventure Playground one of...

Integrated Hoist Run Off System

Published 10 December 2018 | No comments
Written by Patrick Smith
CategoriesInitiatives Injuries Scaffold protection Working methods
The hoist gate system means the gap in edge protection is never present. This produces a fully enclosed hoist ramp system with no space to get limbs or material caught between the hoist and the building during operation and ensures no materials can drop out. It also reduces scaffold installation at the edge of the building, keeping work to one...

Constructing the UK’s Highest Capacity Piles in Central London

Published 4 December 2018 | No comments
Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesAir quality Noise Sensitivity to neighbours
Mace’s 21 Moorfields team is currently constructing the UK’s highest capacity piles, which are 2.4m in diameter and over 60m deep. The traditional method for constructing piles using bentonite is to top up the concrete until it overflows the casing. It is then necessary to break out the concrete to the correct level to form a pile cap. Consequently, the...

Pre-fabricated sprinklers

Published 29 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Pope
CategoriesSustainable solutions Water saving measures
The Mace LSE Delivery Team along with Dornan Engineering and Ultra Sure Fire have excelled using their experience and knowledge of pre-fabrication and the associated health, safety and wellbeing benefits with a ground breaking innovation. This has been the first project to completely pre-fabricate sprinkler and dry riser installations. The entire works have been 100% manufactured and developed off-site with...

Dry lining materials handling trollies

Published 23 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Pope
CategoriesInitiatives Occupational health risks Working methods
On our project at the London School of Economics Centre Buildings Redevelopment, our supply chain partner BDL, of the Carey Group, has developed material handling solutions to increase efficiency and enhance safety. Through experience and trials on site, the team have been pivotal to the production of broad trollies with adjustable clamps to secure boards, pump trollies which enable full...

Remote controlled electric breaker

Published 12 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Patrick Smith
CategoriesReduce Sustainable solutions
At Mace’s GPE Hanover Square Project, J Coffey Construction Ltd used a ‘Brokk 260’ remote controlled electric powered breaker to substitute a more traditional diesel powered breaker, used for breaking out concrete. Sustainability benefits include: Reduced carbon emissions – as electricity at Hanover Square is sourced from a 100% renewable supplier (Ecotricity), electrical breakers have zero carbon emissions. Reduced pollution...

Safety is in your hands

Published 12 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Pope
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Initiatives Suppliers Supply chain Workforce information Working methods
Through some extensive development work with one of our key suppliers, Trafi Glove, the Mace team have come up with a simple, but very effective way to ensure core safety values are at the forefront of all site activities. Mace’s Four Steps to Safety initiative encourages and empowers all involved with the scheme to shape safety while ensuring all operations...

Sponge the manager

Published 12 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Tom Hook
CategoriesCharities/organisations Recreation Rest
In September, the LSE CBR Project held a hog roast on our logistics zone for all our operatives on site. The purpose of this was to reward operatives working on the project and to give something back. This included shutting the site at 3pm and giving our hog roast dinners with some complimentary beers. As part of this event, the...

Beeswax Sandwich wraps

Published 12 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Tom Hook
CategoriesPlastics and packaging Re-use Reduce Sustainable solutions
On the London School of Economics CBR Mace project, we have been trying to reduce our use of plastics on site and in the welfare facilities. This is part of a wider Mace initiative and clear environmental benefits. We have introduced beeswax sandwich wraps which are made predominantly from old shirts and are 100% washable and reusable. These have been...

Main Contractors Logistics Forum

Published 12 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Pope
CategoriesClients Communicate initiatives Cooperation Workforce consultation Workforce information
Due to a high concentration of construction activity in a very consolidated area, with a very busy University campus occupying most of it, the Mace London School of Economics Centre Buildings Redevelopment team knew they had to think outside the box from the outset. From past experience, site teams from differing main contractors in the same area usually come into...

On site Digital Posters 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 31 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Ellie Callard
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Initiatives Workforce information Working methods
A new system for displaying health, safety, well-being and environmental information has recently been installed at the UCLH P5 project. Digital display boards are a useful instrument on construction sites. However, they are often expensive and need a large area to be installed within. With a very small footprint, UCLH P5 wanted to find a digital display board that did...

Snapchat Lens 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 31 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Tom Hook
CategoriesCommunication Community liaison First Impressions campaign Social media Universities
The LSE CBR project is at the heart of the LSE campus and therefore has lots of interaction with the neighbouring students and staff. As part of Freshers Week 2018, we designed a Snapchat lens and filter for students around the campus, advertised on posters and our Freshers Fair stand. The lens could be activated by simply taking a photo...

Transporting large pre-fabricated components using a driverless vehicle 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 31 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Dominic Ward
CategoriesMinimised energy use Minimised fuel use Sustainable solutions Traffic management arrangements
The team at Greenwich Peninsula Upper Riverside successful shipment of 28 pre-fabricated raised running track elements to Green Peninsula from Venice, Italy, each element had to be transported off a barge to a local allocated storage area then eventually on to site from the storage area for installation along public highways. Transporting via seas avoided the need for approximately 70...

Induction video supporting a new way to learn 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 25 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesPersonal development Training
Mace’s Greenwich Peninsula Upper Riverside team has created a 4D video clearly showing step-by-step processes involved in taking a typical apartment from concrete box to finished state. The video was developed with in-house BIM specialists to enable all operatives to see in a short, easy to follow video their role in the wider sequence of building a typical apartment. The...

Investing in personal development 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 25 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesPersonal development
Mace’s Greenwich Peninsula Upper Riverside team completed a series of team building exercises followed by the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) online assessment and feedback exercise to enhance team dynamics and promote personal growth. The short multi-choice questionnaire aims to identify personal preferences in terms of decision making and how individuals perceive their environments. Individuals elect for their best-fit MBTI type...