Photovoltaic Portable Toilet Block 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 16 March 2020 | No comments
Written by Nalise Hahn
CategoriesEnergy efficient accommodation Energy saving measures Hybrid/electric plant Implementation Minimised energy use Minimised fuel use Site environmental plan Sustainable solutions Toilets
The site team had the challenge of finding a portable toilet unit that met site specific requirements for availability and manoeuvrability around site. At the time, the site​ needed an additional toilet immediately and this needed to be operational upon delivery, with other types of toilets requiring time and material to wire in or connect drainage for. This would also...

Closed Loop Recycling Scheme for Signage 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 16 March 2020 | No comments
Written by Patrick Smith
CategoriesBranding Enclosures Plastics and packaging Re-use Recycle Reduce Signage Signage
At Great Portland Estate’s Hanover Square project, the Mace team have implemented a closed loop recycling scheme for site signage. This initiative has meant that signage made from plastics that are traditionally disposed of via the waste and logistics contractor, are instead collected on site and returned to the supplier (Octink) as part of a closed loop recycling scheme, meaning...

Nuisance Management Signage

Published 9 March 2020 | No comments
Written by Nalise Hahn
CategoriesClients Community notice board Feedback/questionnaires Noise Notice board Residents Sensitivity to neighbours Signage
As part of managing nuisance on site and being considerate towards our neighbours, the team performed noise tests prior to starting on site and designed a specialist information board to display the results of noise tests on site. The board shows the type of activities which can be carried out and machinery which can be used at different times of...

Mad Science Sustainability Lab

Published 9 March 2020 | No comments
Written by Nalise Hahn
CategoriesAwareness Campaigns Community liaison Plastics and packaging Schools Sustainable solutions
As part of delivering our corporate responsibility targets relating to community engagement on this project, we have partnered with a company called Mad Science to deliver an informative series of sustainability workshops to a local school. Mad Science’s Sustainability Lab workshop programme is much easier to teach, more engaging and is much less stressful than a mass field trip to...

Biodegradable Overshoes

Published 24 February 2020 | No comments
Written by Patrick Smith
CategoriesAir quality Green purchasing Plastics and packaging Post-completion impact Reduce Sustainable solutions
As part of Mace’s Time to Act campaign to reduce single use plastics on site, the Hanover Square project team procured oxo-biodegradable overshoes rather than the widely used non-biodegradable overshoes. During fit-out and installation of permanent floor finishes, a significant number of overshoes can be used to access apartments or specific areas each day, creating a high volume of single-use...

Use of colour and space in welfare to improve wellbeing

Published 17 February 2020 | No comments
Written by Helen Fake
CategoriesAccommodation Canteen Mental health Multi-use room Notice board Plastics and packaging Posters Signage Signage Stress
At Mace’s 78 St James’s Street project, the welfare facilities were completed considering the use of colour and space to improve wellbeing. Psychological research suggests that colour can have a significant effect on mood and has links with the wellbeing of people using the area. Bright colours were used to stimulate the mind and improve the mood onsite, making the...

PPE Mannequins

Published 17 February 2020 | No comments
Written by Nahid Haque
CategoriesPPE Site specific induction Training Working methods
The industry has many varying rules and PPE requirements with bespoke policies between contractors. Typically, inductions lay out the requirements briefly and without engagement or assessment of understanding. This can lead to operatives wearing incorrect PPE and having to be repeatedly reprimanded on site and being made to re-attend inductions, which wastes time and causes resentment. At Project Laureate, we...

Wayfinding ‘Z Guide’

Published 17 February 2020 | No comments
Written by Nahid Haque
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Site specific induction Workforce information
The basement is full off small rooms (217 in total) and walkways. It used to be a challenge to navigate from point A to B without getting lost. Listening to the workforce, we developed signage that is easy to understand, professional looking (not just laminated paper) and colour coded – so even those who find it hard to read can...

Helicopter Lift for Safety

Published 17 February 2020 | No comments
Written by Nahid Haque
CategoriesSensitivity to neighbours Timings Working methods
As part of the build, we needed to lift strobic fans to the roof of the R&D building. We wanted to do this in the safest way possible for the staff and general public. It was originally planned to use a large tower crane, which would have meant closing the roads and doing lifts that could last up to several...

Internal Use of Birds of Prey

Published 17 February 2020 | No comments
Written by Nahid Haque
CategoriesBirds Wildlife
Birds have been an issue throughout the whole build process. Pigeons have often nested or just visited the building, littering surfaces with droppings, creating health and safety issues as well as potentially ruining finished surfaces. Given the nature of the end use of the project, we wanted to scare the birds away in the friendliest way possible. As there is...

Time Clock Controlled Mains Water Supply 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 3 February 2020 | No comments
Written by Patrick Smith
CategoriesReduce Sustainable solutions Water saving measures
The City Gate House project team installed a series of water efficiency measures (as part of the temporary services package) to reduce water consumption during construction. This included a time clock control on the mains site water meter, with a solenoid valve switching off the water supply to the entire site during non-working hours. This eliminates the risk of leaks...

Bottles with a Difference 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 17 December 2019 | No comments
Written by Nalise Hahn
CategoriesCorporate Social Responsibility action plan Goodwill Plastics and packaging Policy Reduce Suppliers Sustainable solutions
As part of our Responsible Business Strategy, one of our commitments is to reduce the 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste that Mace generates each year. Plastic cups and bottles are just some of the products that we throw away every day and many of these are only used once. ​​So the Mac​e team at Greenwich Square decided to source project...

CCS Awareness Week 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 18 November 2019 | No comments
Written by PJ Choi
CategoriesCommunication Promoting Scheme registration Public Social media
As part of our commitment to promoting the company values and a positive industry image, Mace created a social media campaign on Twitter to target each element of the Considerate Constructors Scheme Code of Practice in the form of a daily tweet. It not only communicates how important the areas of Appearance, Community, Safety, Workforce and Environment are to us...

Welfare Shower Timers to Reduce Water Consumption 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 11 November 2019 | No comments
Written by Donald Cooke
CategoriesChanging Energy saving measures Reduce Showers Water saving measures
On the One Crown Place Project for Mace, we are striving to reduce our environmental impact. One area of focus is our water use both in the construction activities on site but also focusing on the water use in the site welfare. An area we have looked at is focusing the operatives on the contribution they can make to water...

Riser Protection through utilisation of RiserSafe® system 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 4 November 2019 | No comments
Written by Tom Webster
CategoriesBarriers Falling debris Working methods
Falls from height continue to be one of the biggest killers in construction. To minimise the risk of working at height in risers, the One Crown Place team have gone beyond internal and external recommendations in riser safety, challenging standard practice by designing out this key risk on the project by implementing the RiserSafe ® system. RiserSafe®, developed by a...