Ecology Survey and Mitigation Planner

Published 22 July 2016 | No comments
Written by James Low
CategoriesInvestigation Site environmental plan Wildlife
Ecological survey and mitigation works are seasonal. Failure to conduct surveys at the right time of year can result in delays to projects of over a year, as accurate survey information collected to standards set by the regulatory authorities is often required to obtain licences to disturb protected species. Early engagement is essential when it comes to planning ecology into project...

Armadillo Scaffolding Joint Protector

Published 21 July 2016 | No comments
Written by Andrew Kinsey
CategoriesBarriers Initiatives Injuries Scaffold protection
This simple and cost effective solution helps protect pedestrians and site operatives from injury and damage to clothing, which can be caused by protruding scaffold joints. The plastic covers clip to the scaffold tube and help prevent unauthorised scaffold alterations. Made from robust HDPE plastic they are highly durable, re-usable and installed in seconds.

Recycled Cabin Base

Published 7 July 2016 | No comments
Written by James Low
CategoriesGreen purchasing Recycle
A Mace project has used Wysebase cabin pad supports and walkways in place of traditional concrete pads for the site cabins and concrete hardstand for the walkways. The Wysebase product, which is much quicker to set up, is made from 100% recycled material and can be re-used and recycled for the next project rather than thrown away. This also avoids...

Flat pack storage containers

Published 6 July 2016 | No comments
Written by James Low
CategoriesCarbon footprint reporting Energy saving measures Reduce
Mace’s Camden Lock Village project site are using flat pack site storage containers, which offer the same storage space on site as standard storage containers but require only one lorry delivery for five containers. This has reduced the number of lorry movements to site, which resulted in lower carbon emissions and improved safety on the roads due to less large...

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered CCTV Towers

Published 30 June 2016 | No comments
Written by James Low
CategoriesEnergy saving measures Minimised fuel use Reduce Rivers/watercourses
Mace have installed hydrogen fuel cell powered CCTV Smart Towers on one of our sites. The Smart Towers have allowed us to eliminate impact on air pollution, carbon and noise compared to the traditional diesel powered plant. The omission of diesel means that we’re also able to relocate and move the CCTV across the site without impacting on the protection...

Sustainability Moments 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 June 2016 | No comments
Written by James Low
CategoriesConsultation Illegal workers Modern slavery Spot checks Sustainable solutions Trade contractors
Mace have been holding Sustainability Moments at the start of a meeting, as a great way to remind colleagues of the importance of sustainability whether you are on site or in an office. The meeting does not have to be sustainability related, and their use outside this subject is encouraged. The short introduction offers a moment to communicate and reflect...

Air Purification Unit 3 votes, average: 4.33 out of 53 votes, average: 4.33 out of 53 votes, average: 4.33 out of 53 votes, average: 4.33 out of 53 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5

Published 30 June 2016 | No comments
Written by James Low
CategoriesAir quality Enclosures
Air Purification Units (APUs) are re-locatable units based on the concept of a living wall to reduce air pollution. Partnering with Treebox, these have been integrated into the external hoarding of a Mace project site located on a road with some of London’s highest pollution levels. The system capitalises on natural air purification benefits of plants and microbes enhanced with...

Site Energy Monitoring 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 June 2016 | No comments
Written by James Low
CategoriesImprovement Monitoring
Mace’s project are using an engaging and simple to use online energy monitoring system to better manage site energy and water consumption, and contribute to reducing carbon emissions. Sub-meters have been installed across the site to improve awareness of the site equipment and zones, such as tower cranes, lighting zones and office accommodation. The system has already enabled one project...

Timber Delivery Note Cards

Published 15 June 2016 | No comments
Written by Andrew Kinsey
CategoriesLocal materials Supply chain Trade contractors Trees
To help improve compliance with the EU Timber regulations and Mace timber procurement policy. We have produced a pocket sized timber card to distribute to all operatives and supervisors involved receiving deliveries of timber and wood products on site. This can be printed on water-resistant card or laminated and acts as a quick reminder of the information needed on a...

Waste Management Checklist Cards 2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 23 May 2016 | No comments
Written by Andrew Kinsey
CategoriesHazardous substance storage Monitoring Plan Plastics and packaging Workforce
To help improve compliance with the Waste Duty of Care, we have produced a pocket sized waste card to distribute to all operatives and supervisors involved with waste disposal on sites. This can be printed on water resistant card or laminated and acts as a quick reminder for all involved of the information needed on a waste transfer note. A...

3D noise modelling

Published 18 May 2016 | No comments
Written by Andrew Kinsey
CategoriesInitial environmental assessment Programming
Mace have invested in CadnaA (Computer Aided Noise Abatement), a state of the art software to calculate, assess, predict and map environmental noise impacts in accordance with the BS5228 standard. We use CadnaA as part of our proactive approach to minimising noise nuisance during site preparation and construction. CadnaA supports our project planning to confirm noise mitigation measures will be...

Smarter environmental risk assessment

Published 17 May 2016 | No comments
Written by Andrew Kinsey
CategoriesManagement policy Monitoring Plan Programming Report to company level Site environmental plan Workforce
Supporting our ISO14001 certification, Mace has invested in Navigate – a bespoke online risk assessment tool produced with RSK-BSL that poses a number of questions about environmental receptors (things that may be affected by the works), activities (that will be undertaken that may have a positive or negative environmental impact) and materials (things that are used or encountered that may...

PPE Vending Machine

Published 11 April 2016 | No comments
Written by Adam Keys
CategoriesOnsite dress code PPE Weather protection
This PPE vending machine is Mace ‘Safety First Second Nature’ branded and contains key PPE items and tools required to carry out job’s safely and in accordance with specific Mace requirements. Some of the items included are automatically retracting blades and task specific safety gloves and glasses. The stock is modified according to the season including approved safety helmet liners...

Laundry Service Provided for the Workforce

Published 12 August 2015 | No comments
Written by Anisha Sehgal
CategoriesChanging Cleaning regime Drying Laundering Lockers Offsite appearance Onsite dress code
In a bid to encourage cycling to work, Mace have introduced a laundry service for the workforce. This helped to promote a healthy lifestyle, encourage exercise, whilst also encouraging green travel plans and ensuring that the workforce looked clean and presentable when arriving and leaving the site. The laundry service was offered to all staff (office and workforce). Lockers were...