Remote Controlled Electric Breaker

Published 12 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Patrick Smith
CategoriesHybrid/electric plant Reduce Sustainable solutions
At Mace’s GPE Hanover Square Project, J Coffey Construction Ltd used a ‘Brokk 260’ remote controlled electric powered breaker to substitute a more traditional diesel powered breaker, used for breaking out concrete. Sustainability benefits include: Reduced carbon emissions – as electricity at Hanover Square is sourced from a 100% renewable supplier (Ecotricity), electrical breakers have zero carbon emissions. Reduced pollution...

Safety is in Your Hands

Published 12 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Pope
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Suppliers Supply chain Workforce information
Through some extensive development work with one of our key suppliers, Trafi Glove, the Mace team have come up with a simple, but very effective way to ensure core safety values are at the forefront of all site activities. Mace’s Four Steps to Safety initiative encourages and empowers all involved with the scheme to shape safety while ensuring all operations...

Sponge the Manager

Published 12 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Tom Hook
CategoriesRecreation Rest Scheme posters/banners
In September, the LSE CBR Project held a hog roast on our logistics zone for all our operatives on site. The purpose of this was to reward operatives working on the project and to give something back. This included shutting the site at 3pm and giving our hog roast dinners with some complimentary beers. As part of this event, the...

Beeswax Sandwich Wraps

Published 12 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Tom Hook
CategoriesPlastics and packaging Re-use Reduce Sustainable solutions
On the London School of Economics CBR Mace project, we have been trying to reduce our use of plastics on site and in the welfare facilities. This is part of a wider Mace initiative and clear environmental benefits. We have introduced beeswax sandwich wraps which are made predominantly from old shirts and are 100% washable and reusable. These have been...

Main Contractors’ Logistics Forum

Published 12 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Pope
CategoriesClients Communicate initiatives Cooperation Meeting agenda Traffic management arrangements Workforce consultation Workforce information
Due to a high concentration of construction activity in a very consolidated area, with a very busy University campus occupying most of it, the Mace London School of Economics Centre Buildings Redevelopment team knew they had to think outside the box from the outset. From past experience, site teams from differing main contractors in the same area usually come into...

On Site Digital Posters 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 31 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Ellie Callard
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Initiatives Notice board Posters Signage Signage Workforce information
A new system for displaying health, safety, well-being and environmental information has recently been installed at the UCLH P5 project. Digital display boards are a useful instrument on construction sites. However, they are often expensive and need a large area to be installed within. With a very small footprint, UCLH P5 wanted to find a digital display board that did...

Snapchat Lens 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 31 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Tom Hook
CategoriesCommunication Community liaison Social media Universities
The LSE CBR project is at the heart of the LSE campus and therefore has lots of interaction with the neighbouring students and staff. As part of Freshers Week 2018, we designed a Snapchat lens and filter for students around the campus, advertised on posters and our Freshers Fair stand. The lens could be activated by simply taking a photo...

Transporting large pre-fabricated components using a driverless vehicle 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 31 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Dominic Ward
CategoriesMinimised energy use Sustainable solutions
The team at Greenwich Peninsula Upper Riverside had a successful shipment of 28 pre-fabricated raised running track elements to Green Peninsula from Venice, Italy. Each element had to be transported from a barge to a local allocated storage area then eventually on to site from the storage area for installation along public highways. Transporting via seas avoided the need for...

Induction Video Supporting a New Way to Learn 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 25 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesInduction and training Personal development Site specific induction Training
Mace’s Greenwich Peninsula Upper Riverside team has created a 4D video clearly showing step-by-step processes involved in taking a typical apartment from concrete box to finished state. The video was developed with in-house BIM specialists to enable all operatives to see in a short, easy to follow video their role in the wider sequence of building a typical apartment. The...

Investing in Personal Development 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 25 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesPersonal development
Mace’s Greenwich Peninsula Upper Riverside team completed a series of team building exercises followed by the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) online assessment and feedback exercise to enhance team dynamics and promote personal growth. The short multi-choice questionnaire aims to identify personal preferences in terms of decision making and how individuals perceive their environments. Individuals elect for their best-fit MBTI type...

Clean Air Routes for Walking Meetings 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 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Dominic Ward
CategoriesAir quality Meeting agenda
After a recent staff wellbeing survey, the team at Greenwich Peninsula Upper Riverside realised that meetings in the site should be managed better. Part of this was to increase time efficiency and reduce pressure on schedules by limiting a meeting’s run time. We saw that this could be addressed in part by creating ‘walking meeting’ routes of varying length, this...

New kit for dust mitigation 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 8 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Ellie Callard
CategoriesAir quality Dust prevention
Air pollution is a big concern for all of us and the construction industry is a significant contributor to air pollution through dust, plant and transport. At Mace’s UCLH P5 site, there is a committed approach to managing dust and new pieces of kit have been brought to site to reduce dust. 1. Hilti Concrete Cutter with dust extraction Dust...

QR code for NRMM Compliance Checking

Published 8 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Fiona Li
CategoriesSustainable solutions
To reduce impacts from diesel plants emissions, construction sites are required to fulfil certain NRMM emissions requirements under planning conditions. Site managers and sustainability managers would be required to carry out routine checking on NRMM on site to ensure compliance. To streamline the checking process, Mace has prepared QR Code stickers for NRMMs on site, which each QR Code links...

Modern Slavery App and Awareness 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 24 August 2018 | No comments
Written by Patrick Smith
CategoriesIllegal workers Modern slavery Supply chain Workforce
To help raise awareness of Modern Slavery at Mace’s Hanover Square project, all Mace staff and sub-contractor supervisors have downloaded Unseen UK’s new mobile phone app which was launched on ‘World Day Against Trafficking’ (30th July 2018). The app aims to raise awareness of Modern Slavery and make reporting to the Helpline even easier. It provides a simple guide to...

Improving and Promoting Ethical Procurement

Published 24 August 2018 | No comments
Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesSpecialist input Supply chain Supply chain
Mace’s UCL New Student Centre team have gone above and beyond the company’s commitment to SEDEX by collaborating with their supply chain to improve and promote ethical procurement by not only signing up their Tier 1 subcontractors to SEDEX but also signing up two high and low risk Tier 2 MEP subcontractors. SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) platform, is a...