Thermal Safety Helmet Beanie

Published 16 January 2018 | No comments
Written by Tom Hook
CategoriesPPE Weather protection
Traditional helmet liners are often bulky, uncomfortable and overbearing. During the winter months of the year sites can be bitterly cold places, especially when outside all day. This new helmet liner is a very good solution, being affordable, slim line and warm it fits under any hard hat and improves operative thermal comfort on site. The knock on effects of...

Elevated Desks for Staff Wellbeing

Published 9 January 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesOccupational health risks Worker fatigue
In the site office, elevation desks were procured to ensure that it is possible for employees to work standing up for periods of the day. The benefits of this include increased well being, flexibility for employees to adjust desk height individually and to work standing up. This will improve health in terms of reduced muscle pain from working in uncomfortable...

Internal Air Quality Plan

Published 9 January 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesAir quality
Mace have taken a proactive approach to indoor air quality by producing an Air Quality Plan (AQP). This focuses on internal dust and its mitigation but also extends to other sources including: Particulates including vehicle emissions, pollen, dust; Volatile organic compounds (VOCs); Formaldehyde e.g. paints; Combustion emissions and Gaseous oxides such as CO, CO₂, NOx, SO₂ and O3; Airborne inorganic...

Drone façade survey

Published 9 January 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesInitiatives Working methods
The site team used a remote drone (RPAS) for a façade survey to assess its current condition. This allowed us to price the restoration works without needing to erect a scaffold at the early stages of the project. This gave us a HD visual of the façade/ roof/ external of the building and allowed the contractor to put together a...

Best Practice Hub Submission Template

Published 5 January 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesScheme champion Workforce
Mace are driving best practice and as such have been attempting to increase engagement with the CCS in general as well as specifically the Best Practice Hub. Mace have created a simple one page submission template to increase entries to the CCS Best Practice Hub. This template is split into sections under headings such as What you did?, Why is...

Shuttering Used to Reduce Wastage

Published 5 January 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesRe-use Reduce Travel plans
The site team at Heathrow Terminal 3 used Doka Shuttering systems rather than standard ply formwork. This shuttering was used as a high number of repeat uses are possible due to the extremely durable sheet. The shuttering also significantly reduces wastage of timber and reduced vehicle traffic and emissions as a result of reduced deliveries and waste collections. To find...

Recycled and Repeat Use Smoking Shelters

Published 5 January 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesRecreation Recycle
Plant room fibre glass sheds which were used as external electrical cupboards, were set to be disposed of. To reduce waste, the project team recycled these and used them as site smoking sheds. These have been moved between sites, with only emissions and costs now generated from transport. Prior to this, a handyman would construct a smoking shed out of...

Integral Development Coaching and Wellbeing Initiatives

Published 5 January 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Mental health Stress
The Mace team at Grosvenor Crescent utilised a staff member who had privately certified as an Integral Development Coach. This staff member regularly provided advice and support to the whole project team via: One to one sessions Informal advice Group sessions A programme of Wellbeing initiatives have been implemented on the project including: November’s “Move for Movember” campaign with £4,000...

Wellbeing Questionnaire

Published 5 January 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesFeedback/questionnaires Health screening
The Mace team at Grosvenor Crescent attempted to quantify wellbeing statistically. A wellbeing questionnaire was created. This questionnaire is used by the NHS to test Wellbeing in the UK and was created by the University of Warwick Medical School (Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (WEMWBS)). The questionnaire involves 14 Questions with five response options available per question. Each response option generates...

Re-use of Borehole Water

Published 5 January 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesReduce Water saving measures
The Mace team at University College London implemented a measure to reduce water consumption whilst drilling a second borehole. When WJ groundwater drilled the first of two boreholes for the geothermal loop, they used 213m3 of water. The majority of this was lost during the drilling process in the chalk fissures. To prevent this high water usage during the drilling...

Formwork System

Published 5 January 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesOccupational health risks Recycle Worker fatigue
Utilisation of Monotub DD system of formwork for circular concrete columns to protect the exposed columns with recycled polyethylene produced by Arbloc allowing the formation of different columns of different diameters and shapes, according to the specifications of the project. The main characteristics of this polyethylene material are its high mechanical strength and water resistance. The added protection of formwork...

Garden Refurbishment in the Local Community

Published 5 January 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesCommunity liaison Goodwill Labour Legacy Public Residents
The project team conducted a DIY SOS Big Build project to refurbish the Parkside Gardening Volunteers Group facilities situated in Stratford, East London. The team provided a complete fit out of the existing building, re-tarmacing the sensory garden and improving their gardening facilities. Material donated included old-samples from the project and subcontractor donated/procured materials. Mace project team, subcontractors, clients and...

Use of Broadband Reverse Alarms

Published 5 January 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesDriver information Noise Vehicle enhancements
The project team at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Development have implemented the use of broadband reverse alarms. These have been retrofitted to all MEWP’s. This stemmed from a complaint to site relating to noise at night. The project team undertook a fact finding exercise on how to more proactively mitigate environmental nuisance and noise specifically. Broadband or white noise reverse...

Creating a Culture of Inclusion

Published 5 January 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion Minority groups
Mace have made a targeted effort to ensure that Mace has a culture of inclusion. Mace senior leadership have attended the 2017 London pride event dressed in full Mace PPE. Mace senior leaders have also donned rainbow laces in support of external LGBT groups. Mace also promoted LGBT at their first launch event, which took place at the global HQ....

Environmental Alert Action Process

Published 2 January 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesIncident procedures Investigation Monitoring
The Mace team at the Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium Development have created an Environmental Alert Action Process to ensure compliance with their Section 61 agreement and to reduce environmental nuisance to the surrounding population. This process utilises the environmental boundary monitors which record noise and dust levels over an hourly and 15 minute period respectively. Trigger levels are set up (well...