Progressive Screed Wagon

Published 18 November 2020 | No comments
Written by Alice Ashpitel
CategoriesCarbon offsetting Energy saving measures Minimised energy use Minimised fuel use Plant and machinery Reduce
The project team used the Progressive screed pump lorry to deliver waste, carbon and time savings on a tightly constrained site. This lorry carries all materials it needs to site, with an integral screed pump to mix and deliver 10m3 screed without any separate deliveries or storage required on site. There are several benefits of using this which are: Waste...

Track and Trace on Site Trial

Published 10 November 2020 | No comments
Written by Tom Hook
CategoriesHealth screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks
Mace have recently been working with a company called EMSOL to trial the use of a track and trace bluetooth system. The trial will be used to better monitor social distancing adherance on site as well as providing a way to track and trace individuals on site informing Mace of any confirmed coronavirus cases and who they had come into...

Taking Control of Air Quality

Published 10 November 2020 | No comments
Written by Alice Ashpitel
CategoriesAir quality Idling vehicles Plant and machinery
Mace worked with EMSOL to use Bluetooth tags to track vehicle movements to site and associate these movements with air quality emissions around the site during concrete frame construction . The aim of this trial was to help provide insight into how deliveries to site were impacting local air quality and provide a proof concept for the system to enable...

Waste Scorecard

Published 26 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Lynne Potter
CategoriesInvolvement Re-use Recycle Workforce
Mace are working hard to reduce their waste tonnages from site, particularly focused on the construction phase (rather than demolition or excavation which we have little influence on.) Following on from the success of their Plastics Scorecard which gave a checklist guidance on what to focus on, they have adapted this to cover the broader waste agenda too. The Waste...

Modern Slavery Event

Published 26 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Lynne Potter
CategoriesCampaigns Illegal workers Modern slavery
As part of their work in tackling Modern Slavery, the team at One Crown Place held an event with Hope for Justice. The event comprised of a series of toolbox talks for contractors on site, with advanced notice of the event communicated to ensure operatives from all trades could attend, and held at a suitable time so that it would...

Carbon Footprint Leaderboard

Published 26 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Lynne Potter
CategoriesCarbon footprint reporting Involvement Workforce
Mace launched their Net Zero Carbon (NZC) strategy in January 2020, and have held several webinars, comms sessions and relevant literature for their sites to clearly outline the strategy and what it means for their projects. As well as carbon modelling and practical steps taken on site to influence their most carbon intensive packages of work, it’s important that those...

Arbnco Indoor Environmental Quality Monitoring

Published 26 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Patrick Smith
CategoriesAir quality Investigation Involvement Specialist input
As part of an ongoing commitment to workforce welfare, the Garrard House project team wanted to collect continuous, real-time data on indoor environmental quality in the construction site offices and welfare. Eight commercial-grade Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) monitors were installed by Arbnco to monitor air quality, ventilation and thermal comfort (CO2, temperature, humidity, PM1, PM2.5, PM10 (Particulate Matter) and TVOC...

Electric Dumper – Ecovolve ED 1000

Published 19 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Georgia Allen
CategoriesCarbon offsetting Energy saving measures Hybrid/electric plant Minimised fuel use Occupational health risks Plant and machinery Reduce
On this project an Ecovolve high tip ED 1000 electric dumper was used to move material between external and internal areas of the site. As this dumper was required for use indoors, the compact nature and high manoeuvrability of the ED 1000 made it well suited for this task. Compared to a diesel alternative, reductions in noise and pollution risk...

Business Travel Scorecard 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 5 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Rebecca Ewan
CategoriesCarbon footprint reporting Carbon offsetting Minimised fuel use Reduce Travel plans
Mace have developed a ‘Business Travel Scorecard’ as part of their campaign to be a Net Zero Carbon business. By encouraging active travel and reducing unnecessary travel to their construction sites, the aim is to reduce overall carbon emissions and adopt healthy behaviours. The document covers minimum compliance (mandatory actions) and best practice covering the following topics: Travel to site:...

Air Quality Action Plan 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 30 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Rebecca Ewan
CategoriesAir quality Campaigns Investigation Programming Workforce
Mace have developed an ‘Air Quality Action Plan’ to encourage the provision of clean and healthy work environments whilst reducing exposure to respiratory hazards on site. The document covers minimum compliance (mandatory actions) and best practice covering the following topics: Identifying receptors and risks HVAC systems and fresh air supply Baseline testing and continuous monitoring Developing proposals to control identified...

Cross Laminated Timber in Place of Cast in Situ Concrete Slabs 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 21 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Rebecca Ewan
CategoriesAir quality Energy saving measures Investigation Minimised energy use Minimised fuel use Reduce Sustainable solutions
Mace installed 6000m2 of cross laminated timber (CLT) at Harwell NSTF in place of cast in situ concrete slabs. Using this method had many benefits which are detailed below: Sustainability: 36% carbon saving compared with a concrete frame (1,200 tCO2e for concrete and 770 tCO2e with CLT) No silica dust generated (air quality benefits) CLT can span further than composite...

Voluntary Coronavirus Assessments for the Project Team

Published 21 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Morane Senyarich
CategoriesHealth screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks
The project is introducing and offering voluntary coronavirus assessments to all operatives and staff, giving the workforce confidence in the knowledge they are working in an extended ‘bubble’. With over 900 people working on the project, the introduction of these assessments can lead to early detection and stop any spread on site, allowing individuals to self-isolate and minimise the risk...

Project Quarterly ‘Innovation’ Competition

Published 15 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Morane Senyarich
CategoriesConsultation Management attitudes Recognition Reward
Good ideas and initiatives that support the restrictions introduced to help combat coronavirus are being shared across site through the project’s dedicated Knowledge Hub newsletter. The project leadership team is also keen to identify initiatives that could benefit any aspect of the project’s work by encouraging creative thinking across the entire team. The new ideas are to be submitted as...

Qualis Flow Automated Sustainability Data Monitoring Software 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 7 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Patrick Smith
CategoriesCertifications Investigation Monitoring
On Mace’s Woolwich Creative District project the team have implemented ‘Qualis Flow’ software to monitor key project sustainability data. The automated software is operated via traffic marshals using a mobile app, who scan all delivery tickets and waste transfer notes as soon as they are delivered or removed to/from site. This monitors compliance with Mace, client and BREEAM sustainability targets...

Provision of Parking Facilities for Workers at Nearby Coronavirus Testing Facility

Published 1 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Morane Senyarich
CategoriesCommunity liaison Cooperation Goodwill Labour
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, a new testing laboratory was established in an adjacent building to the project site offices. With the UK Government’s advice at the time being to avoid public transport, additional safe, nearby parking was required for those testing facility workers who are unable to walk or cycle to work, to enhance the existing limited car...