CCS Awareness Week

Published 18 November 2019 | No comments
Written by PJ Choi
CategoriesCommunication Promoting supply chain 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

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

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...

Plastics Scorecard

Published 4 November 2019 | No comments
Written by Lynne Potter
CategoriesPlastics and packaging Reduce Report to company level
At Mace, we launched our ‘Time To Act’ campaign on plastics in 2018. We have companywide focuses for elimination, reduction, trialling alternatives, and sharing our successes with our other projects to replicate. As part of our construction focus we developed a ‘plastics scorecard’. This is a checklist with a number of pre-requisites, along with many additional options for plastic reduction...

Drawing Competition

Published 4 November 2019 | No comments
Written by Becky Stimson
CategoriesInclusion Recognition Recreation Reward
Working on the Expedia – Project Lion, as part of our Wellbeing Week, Mace Interiors have come up with a drawing competition for the operatives. Due to the long working hours of the job, we understand operatives might miss out on family time with their children. Because of this we have created the drawing competition, as the workers can get...

Wellbeing Week

Published 4 November 2019 | No comments
Written by Becky Stimson
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice
Working on the Expedia – Project Lion, as part of Mace’s Wellbeing Week, we have a day for physical health. We have a personal trainer coming in to lead a workshop on physical training and health which is open to all operatives on the job. The personal trainer will be doing an open session on the benefits of physical activity...

Tube Map Table

Published 4 November 2019 | No comments
Written by Becky Stimson
CategoriesManagement attitudes
On the Expedia – Project Lion, Mace Interiors have a tube map table in the meeting room for all visitors. This supports a welcoming atmosphere on site by helping visitors and clients to plan their journeys after leaving site. This can be re-used on projects after the close of this one.

Use of Proprietary Tag lines

Published 1 October 2019 | No comments
Written by Harish Raghwani
CategoriesSupplier engagement Working methods
Following a full investigation with the frame contractor Getjar and the development of a project improvement plan, the project decided to trial a proprietary tag line designed to minimise the potential for snagging. Provided by Tagattach and developed specifically for the Construction, Rail, Marine, Oil and Wind Energy sectors, these are available in varying lengths and with a range of...

Arco Essentials Dual-Blade Disposable Safety Knife

Published 1 October 2019 | No comments
Written by Harish Raghwani
CategoriesSupplier engagement Working methods
Mace removed all fixed and semi fixed bladed knives across all projects in 2014. Mace’s Marshall Team engaged with DGP Logistics, and their operational team have identified a safer alternative to current equipment. The dual blade knives have been used and comply to the Mace’s Use of Bladed Knives Policy. This safer alternative has been incorporated when formulating the task...

Dual View Dumpers

Published 23 September 2019 | No comments
Written by PJ Choi
CategoriesMobile machinery Working methods
Here on Stratford Waterfront, we have deployed the use of ‘Dual View’ dumpers. The dual view provides for a quick change of the seat position through a 180° turn of the entire operating and seat console. This is performed conveniently and safely from the driver’s seat to ensure that the operator always has the best view during transportation, loading and...

Pre-employment training for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds

Published 12 August 2019 | No comments
Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesColleges Create opportunities Disadvantaged groups Diversity Inclusion Personal development Qualifications Residents Schools Training
Mace Group, working alongside Ernest & Young Foundation, created a unique programme focusing on getting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds ready for work. There are a number of employability programmes in construction, however none focus on providing pre-employment training focusing on the leadership, resilience and soft skills needed to succeed in the construction industry. While construction companies are increasing working...

Eco-Friendly Hoarding

Published 12 August 2019 | No comments
Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesBranding Corporate badging Enclosures First Impressions campaign Green purchasing Initial impressions Plastics and packaging Re-use Recycle Sustainable solutions Sustainable source
​​​Go-Hoard™ is the new, eco-friendly hoarding system from Blok N Mesh UK. The hoarding panels are manufactured using recycled UPVC and are fully recyclable after use, ensuring a sustainable solution for the environment. The hoarding system has a smooth flat finish which is ready to accept vinyl graphics and can also be supplied in your corporate colours. Custom coloured skirting...

Reducing the use of single-use plastics

Published 5 August 2019 | No comments
Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesBusinesses Plastics and packaging Residents Suppliers
The project team have been the proud sponsor of the Urban Village Fete in North Greenwich since 2017. This fete draws on local suppliers, designers and performers, and provides a forum for top local talent for a community day full of stalls, music, DJs, dance, art and design workshops and food trucks with an international flavour. This year, in addition...

Protecting the Workforce from Dust

Published 5 August 2019 | No comments
Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesAir quality Dust prevention Occupational health risks PPE Working methods
Mace’s Greenwich Peninsula Upper Riverside team continued with our sustained effort to safeguard our workforce from works that generated dust. As part of this the team procured full head and face mask breathing systems for working in higher dust exposure areas. This builds upon the team’s previous efforts which included conducting training sessions, using portable vacuum backpacks and enforcing Class...

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Published 8 July 2019 | No comments
Written by Patrick Smith
CategoriesAir quality Awareness Campaigns Residents Schools
To support ‘Clean Air Day’ on 20th June 2019, Mace’s Sustainability Manager at Helical’s Farringdon East OSD project visited the local Charterhouse Square Primary School to talk about the importance of clean air. The assembly was delivered to 120 children aged between four and ten, and covered the following key points: Why is clean air important? What stops our air...