Working Conditions Survey as Part of a Modern Slavery Strategy

Published 22 February 2021 | No comments
Written by Morane Senyarich
CategoriesConsultation Modern slavery
As part of the contractors strategy to help eradicate modern slavery, one of the projects conducted a working conditions survey among the site operatives in partnership with a survey provider. Each worker was invited to participate in this anonymous survey, to answer comprehensive questions about their working conditions, safety, and wellbeing. The survey process measured working conditions and helped to...

Bespoke Article on Opportunities in the Built Environment for Local Sixth Form College

Published 22 February 2021 | No comments
Written by Morane Senyarich
CategoriesColleges Legacy
In a developing relationship with a sixth form college to one of its sites, this contractor identified an opportunity to write an inspiring guidance article to help students understand the opportunities available to them in the construction industry. This was published in the college’s fortnightly online careers newsletter. The article was to open the students’ eyes to the huge range...

Cable Reels Saved from the Skip and Sent to a School

Published 22 February 2021 | No comments
Written by Morane Senyarich
CategoriesGoodwill Re-use Recycle Schools
Every year building sites across the UK need to dispose of thousands of empty wooden cable reels. These form part of the wood waste which is either demolished and taken to landfill or taken by recycling organisations. It can also be donated to local community groups for a wide range of uses. One such use is to offer them around...

Clean Tech Roadshow On Site

Published 8 February 2021 | No comments
Written by Morane Senyarich
CategoriesCampaigns Hybrid/electric plant Plant and machinery Working methods and equipment
Mace hosted a Cleantech Roadshow on one of its project sites, with electric tools and construction plant demonstrated by three suppliers: Wacker Neuson: Battery Dumper, Battery Excavator, Battery Rammer, Battery Plate and Battery Poker Makita: Electric hand tools Pop Up: Electric working platform. The event was successful in promoting and increasing the use of electric plant and tools by: Raising...

The Big Conversation

Published 1 February 2021 | No comments
Written by Barnaby Nash
CategoriesCampaigns Equality Inclusion Management attitudes Personal development Training
In November 2020 the project team carried out a week of events called ‘The Big Conversation’. The aim of the week’s events was to set a fantastic foundation for building a safety culture on the project. This coincided with the launch of the ‘Safe at Heart and I care | You Count | We Matter’ strategy on the project. It...

Indoor Air Quality Wellbeing Plants

Published 1 February 2021 | No comments
Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesAir quality Healthy lifestyle advice Stress
In order to provide a better work environment for staff on the project they decided to implement a wellbeing activity. This activity looked at the beneficial impact of natural vegetation (notably indoor plants) and it’s beneficial physiological effects on employee wellbeing. Poor indoor air quality can have negative impacts upon our health therefore these plants have been specifically chosen for...

CESAR Emissions Compliance Verification

Published 26 January 2021 | No comments
Written by Andrew Kinsey
CategoriesCertifications Hybrid/electric plant Inspections Monitoring and reporting Plant and machinery Working methods and equipment
This contractor is specifying sub-contractors use CESAR Emission Compliance Verification tags to help check and verify that plant and equipment and non-road mobile machinery is compliant with air quality emissions standards. This is a an invaluable ‘bolt-on’ product to the existing CESAR Security System that is widely used in industry. Emissions Compliance Verification (ECV) is a clear and concise system...

CARES Cloud – Digital Chain of Custody for Rebar

Published 19 January 2021 | No comments
Written by Andrew Kinsey
CategoriesCertifications Reporting Specialist input Supply chain
The contractor are working with CARES and the steel rebar supply chain to implement a digital chain of custody for rebar. Until now demonstrating the provenance of material on site has relied on collecting delivery notes to cross check against computer databases to confirm compliance with quality and sustainability standards. Whilst CARES certified rebar has a pattern of rolling marks...

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Published 21 December 2020 | No comments
Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesEnergy saving measures Involvement Reduce Reporting and offsetting
Steel is the world’s most widely used material – but despite technologies existing for production to be decarbonised, steelmaking is currently one of the biggest emitters of CO2 globally. Organisations that join SteelZero make a public commitment to procure 100% net zero steel by 2050. By harnessing their collective purchasing power and influence, we’re sending a strong demand signal to...

Noise Mitigations and Complaints Handling

Published 21 December 2020 | No comments
Written by Lynne Potter
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Community notice board Local and special needs Noise Sensitivity to neighbours
The project team implemented a series of noise mitigations combined with community relations communications to reduce noise complaints for the project. They received a sudden and much increased number of complaints once site restarted after the 2 weeks shutdown due to coronavirus due to local residents also being in lockdown and either working from home or shielding and therefore near...

Progressive Screed Wagon

Published 18 November 2020 | No comments
Written by Alice Ashpitel
CategoriesEfficient energy use Efficient fuel use Energy saving measures Plant and machinery Reduce Reporting and offsetting Working methods and equipment
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...